There is simply no better material better suited for the rigors of urban riding than steel. Unlike aluminum, steel naturally damps or absorbs the shocks and vibrations of city streets. Aluminum simply transmits it, like a tuning fork, which is why aluminum frames are often criticized for their “harsh” riding qualities. Besides, on a fixie, where vintage reigns, skinny steel frame tubes are just right.
The Jamis Beatnik Singlespeed Fixie Flat Bar Bike Mash 2022 can be purchased online but must be picked up in-store at Melbourne Bicycles, 37 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill, Victoria.