Tuesday, November 6, 2012

a rant: purefix fgfs


Pure Fix FGFS from Pure Fix Cycles on Vimeo.
you know what? i'm not going to sugarcoat this or nothin'- i hate this bike. with every bone in my body, i desipise it so much. why? because it's design is SO TERRIBLE it makes my eyes bleed. cole and bijan are awesome riders and i have nothing bad to say about them (luh you guys). but these bikes are so terrible.


well, why don't you like them jmik? well i'll tell you.



right off the bat- this thing has 14mm axles. you're going "well yeah, a rear should be 14mm". i'll respond by saying "it's plural..." YES THIS THING HAS 14MM AXLES FRONT AND REAR. so if you wanted to swap out the front with a well built wheel, you pretty much cant because the fork takes a 14mm axle. wanna sell the front wheel? can't because NO ONE RUNS A 14MM AXLED WHEEL IN THE FRONT.

(the front setup, not the 14mm axle)

then there's the stupid seat tube that looks like it's too long and has a really terrible looking seat clamp. it's reversed too so it looks like metal cyst a mistake. no one wants a bike that looks like a damn mistake. i guess you can cut it off, but who wants to take a saw to a frame?



the rear triangle is way too long. with a 2.2 and the axle slammed, there's still a sea ocean of space between the tire and the seat tube. companies are trying to get that back wheel as close as possible to that seat tube boasting about how short their chainstays are. so why the hell does this thing have so much room?



the components are decent enough. i guess.

here's the last thing, and i'm going to tell you though anecdote. so some kid was selling one of these on a facebook forum claiming it was a  26" 14 bike co. i couldn't have that. i told him straight up what it was, and for a while he was seriously trying to fight my allegations. alas, i convinced him that he had been screwed. the worst part of this bike is the crap they're pulling off another company's look and setting the seatstays lower.


this whole bike sucks and it's competing against the pfix and the SE primetime. what a waste of decent 4130- it just comes to show that some people just want to see the world burn.

jmik

11 comments:

Alberto Fox said...

Seriously when is the last time anyone ran a 14mm front...?

Lewisjordanb said...

14 bike co's 26" didn't have that protruding top tube, ted deliberately kept that as the trademark of the ESB (700c)  

Lewisjordanb said...

however we should still ahte these guys for copying 14's design and that kid for trying to flog one as a 14

Kris said...

i thinks its funny you can tell how "good" the bikes ride from that video. solid riding though for sure.

bhsk said...

cole and bijan are really good riders.. but this bike is a piece. 

Finn E Zygowski said...

 like the end of the 90s....

Finn E Zygowski said...

this thing is shitty, just another company trying to cash in with some bad product. 

Patrick said...

I saw this turd @ Interbike and immediately sent a photo of the pierced TT to Ted in London :/

bhsk said...

they're here at SF bike expo and i'm avoiding their booth at all costs. 

Patrick said...

This shit has to end!

Snow said...

refreshing to see speaking their mind in fgfs. good post Jereme