Online Cycling Store Your no 1 Customer Review Site – The Retrospec Beta fixie is the ideal commuter bike with a hand built steel frame and horizontal dropouts, double wall rims, sealed bottom bracket, and brand name components throughout. Also included is a fixed-gear/single-speed bike that mixes speed and sleekness with performance and durability.
Riding fixed or single-speed means low maintenance, simple and efficient design, and allows you to connect to the road in a way that other types of bicycles cannot do. All of the bikes come with CST High Performance tires that will have you riding fast and smooth, and without having to worry about getting a flat on imperfect pavement!
Our Retrospec Beta fixies come in a variety of stunning signature colour combinations, from the hot pink and electric blue Betty Davis to the black and red El Diablo made popular by celebrity soccer star and international icon David Beckham. No matter what your personality is, one of our Beta Series bicycles is sure to suit your individual style.
Retrospec Beta fixie bike feature silky smooth KT hubs with flip-flop hub on the rear wheel. The hub comes with a fixed-gear cog and a freewheel, so you can ride fixed or coast. Both front and rear wheels come with 32 spokes and are built with lightweight 41 mm Super Deep-V rims.Wheels that are deep enough for optimized performance but never too heavy. Our wheels also come with a resilient nylon rim tape and CST Super-HP tubes and tires (700x23c).
Retrospec Beta fixie Specifications:
Hand Built Tig-Welded “UrbanComfort” Design High Tensile Strength Steel Frame and Fork with Bar spin Clearance, Horizontal Drop Outs, and No Toe Overlap
43mm Double Wall Super Deep-V Alloy Rims with Alloy Hubs
Rear Flip Flop Hub including fixed-gear and freewheel cog
Brakes: Alloy Front and Rear Promax Radius Lever Brakes
Tires: CST High Performance Road Tires 700×23
Fork: Tig Welded 1 inch Threaded
Handlebar: Lightweight Alloy Riser Bar 520mm, 22.2
Stem: Alloy Promax
Crank: Steel 3-piece 165mm 48 tooth, Alloy chain ring
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Bearing NECO
Pedals: Well-Go Alloy cage with toe clips
Rims: Alloy Double Wall 32 hole with black stainless steel spoke
Hub Rear: Quando alloy 16-tooth freewheel and fix gear
Hub Front: Quano alloy
Seat Collar: Alloy
Seatpost: Steel 25.4
Grips: Kraton Rubber
Weight: 24 lbs
The Retrospec Beta fixie commuter bike is rated with 4 stars from many happy customers. Read a few below:
Awesome Bike, Excellent Customer Service
I am not one to write reviews but sometimes one must step out the comfort zone to show their appreciation. First off, the Retrospec Beta Fixie bike is excellent, it rides smoothly and fast. The materials used are top notch, and its appearance is just magnificent.
Second, the customer service is just like the bike, top notch. I emailed them with my concerns and they answered the same day. I called them and they answered all my questions. They really go above and beyond getting the customer satisfied with their product.
So Retrospec, thank you for making this purchase a superb experience.
Great beginner fixed gear
I’ve been meaning to get a fixed gear bike for some time now and some friends recommended Retrospec Beta Fixie as a starter fixie. I received my Retrospec Beta Fixie bike last week and it arrived almost completely assembled and came with the proper tools to add the pedals, handlebar, front wheel, and saddle. It took about an hour to put together since it didn’t come with instructions. I brought it to a local bike shop to look it over and they said it seemed like a great bike for a great price. I love the colour and the bike rides rather smoothly. Riding both freewheel and fixed gear feels comfortable. Coming from a mountain bike, this bike is pretty light (about 28 pounds) and can easily be mounted on a rack. Overall a very solid bike!
Great bike, Good quality for price
This Retrospec Beta Fixie bike is a great buy. It is fast sleek and fairly light for a fixed gear. The brakes it comes with are fantastic. The gear ratio is a little high but it flies downhill because of this. It was very easy to put together and shipped quickly with no damage on the bike.
AMAZING BIKE AND GREAT SUPPORT!
I just recently purchased a Retrospec El Diablo fixie and I’m pleased to say I’m incredibly happy with my purchase. When I received the bike, the box seemed to have been beaten up on the way but there was no damage done to the bike whatsoever. The only problem I ran into was that it was missing a screw that attaches the handle bars onto the bike. This wasn’t a big deal, I was still able to ride, I just had to be more cautious when doing so. I decided to contact the company about this and they seemed to be more than happy to send me a new screw. I live in Chicago where it’s mostly flat terrain and mainly use this bike for commuting purposes. It’s safe to say, this bike is one of the best rides I’ve ever owned. I’ve also gotten a chance to take it onto more hilly areas and I still enjoy the ride. Sure it’s a little bit of a workout, but that’s expected when riding a bike. I personally find it more enjoying when you’re bombing a hill with this fixie and pedaling hard to keep up, versus cruising down a hill. It gives you less to worry about (what gear you’re on) and more time to enjoy the whole ride. The frame seems super solid and light and the deep-v wheels give it that super smooth ride. I couldn’t be more happier about this bike and I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a fixie, or just another bike to add to their collection. I’m definitely going to be picking up another ride from these guys soon!
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