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Pure Cycles History

Once gears on bikes were introduced, the stature of the fixed gear bike started to diminish. After all, it is much easier to go up hill when you can change gear. Therefore, it is no wonder that the vast majority of bikes sold today, particularly in the adult market, have multiple gears.

While cyclists gained a lot from the introduction of gears, there was also something lost— the purity of cycling, being connected directly with your machine, and enjoying movement without distractions. Though this may be harder to quantify or explain, it is still important to many cyclists.

In 2013, this pure cycling style was given new life with the launch of Pure Cycles, a company dedicated to the production of fixie or fixed gear bikes. The bikes they produce have the old fashioned charm described above, plus they are stunning, almost artistically designed machines. They look equally beautiful on the streets of New York, the boardwalks of California, or on a piazza in Italy.

There are other benefits that Pure Cycles bikes offer riders in addition to the magical cycling experience. Since they don't have gears, fewer parts are required to manufacture them, so there is a cost savings. Fewer parts also make them lighter, which results in an easier ride. Plus there is less maintenance required.

So, while Pure Cycles Bikes remains a niche brand that is almost a cycling sub-culture, it is one that is growing and has an enthusiastic following.

Pure Cycles Bikes Product Range

Even though Pure Cycles Bikes offers just one style of bike, there are several different options and variations to choose from. One of the major differences between the various models is style, and with the range available, there is one to suit all tastes. You can even get models with glow-in-the-dark paint.

There are however many similarities between the models. For example, they all feature flip-flop hubs that overcome a lingering complaint of fixie bike riders. People are okay with having one gear – that’s the point, after all – however, they don't like the fact that on most fixie bikes you can't coast. In other words, while the bike is moving, you have to pedal. The flip-flop hub on Pure Fix bikes makes it possible to coast.

Another design similarity that most of the models have is radius brakes on the front wheel. Rear brakes are not standard in most of the models, although many people do add them later. In fact, it is common to customize Pure Cycles bikes. As a result, some of the pre-owned listings you will see on BikeExchange may have gone through some form of customization. A common alteration is to remove the front brake altogether, bringing the bike back to as pure a style as possible.

Pure Cycles Juliet

  • Black-on-black with deep dish wheels.

Pure Cycles India

  • Matte-black frame, anodized gold wheels and rich harvest-gold seat post and risers.

Pure Cycles Papa

  • Matte-grey with orange wheels.

Pure Cycles Echo

  • Red-on-black design.

Pure Cycles Romeo

  • White-on-white.

Pure Cycles Mike

  • Black and white, with classy gold hubs.

Pure Cycles Bravo

  • Blue-on-black design.

Pure Cycles X-Ray

  • With it's smooth cream frame and mint green wheels, the X-Ray is a ride that looks as sweet as it would taste (it actually tastes a lot like metal) and rumor has it that the X-Ray was the inspiration behind the first bottles of creme de menthe. Whatever you believe, this is one smooth bike that will leave you looking and feeling fresh.

Pure Cycles Bikes Sponsorship

Pure Cycles Bikes supports grass roots cycling and charity cycling initiatives.

Pure Cycles Bikes for Sale

At BikeExchange, we bring the marketplace to your computer or mobile device. We offer a wide assortment of Pure Cycles bikes for sale by independent bike shops and private sellers from all over the United States. Depending on the retailer and the product, you can make a purchase in one of several easy and convenient ways:

  • Click & Collect: Pay online and make arrangements to pick up the bike at the retail shop.

  • In-Store: Contact the retailer directly to make your own payment and collection arrangements.