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Singlespeed Commuter Bikes for 2012

The following is a not nearly exhaustive list of Singlespeed Commuter bikes for 2012, recognizing that it would be a pointless affair to even define a commuter bike. This list, therefore, comprises singlespeed bikes that are often used for commuting purposes, whether that is ripping through the streets on a stripped down fixed gear or hauling loads of cat litter back from the store on a bike with more racks and add-ons than tubing…And maybe even some in between. As in the past, please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section.

Trek – District
Giant – Seek 0
Bianchi – Pista Via Condotti
Novara – Buzz One
Surly -Steamroller
Charge – Plug Prestige
Niner – Sir 9
Schwinn – Madison
Jamis – Sputnik
IRO -Mark V
Independent – Super Commuter
Masi – Fixed Riser
Traitor – Luggernaut SS
Raleigh – Furley
Felt – Footprint
Kona – Humu
On-One – Pompino Urban
Fuji – Declaration
Rivendell – SimpleOne
Windsor – The Hour
SE – PK Ripper
ANT – Scorcher
Globe – Roll 2 SE
KHS – Urban Soul
Marin - Ignacio 2
Redline – Urbis

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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  1. ἈντισθένηςJanuary 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

    As I ride through Canadian winters, or Japanese rainy seasons, I’ve got a bias for: steel, fixed-gear, and room for fenders. These interest me:
    - All City Nature Boy
    - Fuji Feather CX
    - Traitor Crusade SS
    - Traitor Luggernaut 3 speed (Sturmey S3X)

  2. DanJanuary 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Always good to see this list. I am still a fan of my Karate Monkey for SS commuting even if it is out of place.

  3. Thick BikesJanuary 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    SE also makes the Draft, Draft Lite, and the Lager which all fit the bill. Fuji also has the Classic Tack, Feather, and Betty. Torker makes the U-District. Redline still sells the venerable 925. Not coincidentally these are all bikes we stock at Thick

  4. Damn You, Urban Velo! « Single Speed SeattleJanuary 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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  5. JenniferJanuary 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I just came across Republic Bikes that offer single speed to three speed. They’re becoming known for their custom colors. I haven’t had the opportunity to ride one yet, but whatever motivates someone to ride a bike I’m hip to. :)

  6. PushingWindJanuary 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    My Specialized Tricross Singlecross rides like a speeding freight train thru the snow in Colorado.

  7. JPJanuary 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Spot also makes several SS including with Gates Belt Drive like this Coyote as well as mountain SS.


    Also Seven:


  8. TerryJanuary 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I’ll take one of each…

  9. jorgeJanuary 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    +1 All City Nature Boy

  10. Ghost RiderJanuary 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Thick, Redline dropped the 9-2-5 from its 2012 lineup. Better get ‘em (and sell ‘em) while they’re hot!

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  12. MyCycleShopJanuary 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Great looking fixie. Like the bar angle, nice!

  13. imp0rJanuary 15, 2012 at 7:42 am

    BMC urbanchallenge UC01 Fix-Free with belt-drivetrain


  14. Jay MartinezSeptember 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Does anyone know the make/model of the bike at the top of this post?

  15. CraigSeptember 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Yeah that’s the Independent Fabrication – Super Commuter. IF make fantastic frames.

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