Originally Posted by CityConnection
I am torn between a Fuji Track and SE Draft light. They are both entry level fixed gear bikes. Does anyone have any thoughts on either of them? I test rode the Fuji Track and I really liked it, it was different, but good. I know the SE bikes are made by the same company but just cheaper.
The Fuji is a far superior bike. I'm in no way a bike snob, but the Draft (Fuji owned) is a pretty poor bike regardless of price. I've had the opportunity to ride one at my local lbs, and the first thing I noticed were the pretty poor components and build quality. Due to it's hi-ten frame, the bike is quite heavy, and I was a bit turned off by the 1-piece BMX cranks, it would be fairly difficult to upgrade. There are a couple of cool SE bikes, but they're considerably more expensive than what I would be looking to spend. If I'm correct, I believe the Fuji is Cromoly, this alone makes it a better choice. Another bike to consider around the same price would be Performance Bikes Single/Fixed Scattante. It may be house brand, but the components and build quality are superior to most rides you'll find in the same price class. Ignore the current price, this bike is usually listed on their site at $349.00 all day along. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...00_20000_28506
Another solution would be building a bike up from scratch.