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Best 2014 single speed bikes for under £450

Single speed (SS) bikes have grown in popularity over the past few years, and when you consider the benefits it’s not hard to see why – they look cool as hell, they’re extremely low maintenance and they’re a lot of fun to ride.

Because single speeds are relatively light in terms of components, they’re also much more affordable than many geared, or traditional road/city/commuter bikes. This makes a single speed a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable run-around bike on a budget.

Here are our top five single speed bikes for 2014, all of which can be snapped up for £450 or less. For more information on any of the bikes featured here, follow the links at the bottom of the page or feel free to leave your questions below. Happy riding!

Fuji Classic Track 2014 (£340)

 

Fuji classic

  • Frame: Elios 2, custom-butted Cr-Mo
  • Fork: Elios 2, custom-butted Cr-Mo
  • Chainset: Fuji alloy trackChainrings:
  • Cassette: 16T fixed cog w/ lockring
  • Weight: 23.50 lbs

Jamis Beatnik 2014 (£340)

Jamis

  • Frame: Hi-Ten tubing with SST tubing diameters, double-tapered stays, rear entry dropouts with double eyelet
  • Fork: Unicrown straight blade with single eyelet
  • Chainset: Forged alloy crank
  • Chainrings: 46T
  • Cassette: Formula 16T Fixed and 16T Freewheel
  • Weight: 22 lbs

Felt Brougham 2014 (£420)

Felt Brougham

  • Frame: Custom butted 4130 Cr-Mo tubes, butted tapered seatstays w/ horizontal machined Cr-Mo dropouts, horizontal top tube
  • Fork: Cr-Mo, 1.125″ threadless steerer & oversized straight fork blades, 43mm offset
  • Chainrings: 47T
  • Cassette: 17T flip-flop FW or fixed
  • Weight: 22.75 lbs

Fuji Feather 2014 (£420)

fuji feather

  • Frame: Custom Elios 2 w/ outer-butted seat tube
  • Fork: Elios 2, crowned
  • Chainset: Pavement
  • Chainrings: 44T
  • Cassette: 16T fixed cog w/ lockring, 16T freewheel
  • Weight: 22.57 lbs

Charge Plug 1 2014 (£450)

Plug 1

  • Frame: Cro-Mo
  • Fork: Steel
  • Chainrings: 42T
  • Cassette: DNP 16t FW
  • Weight: N/A (varies with size)

Useful links

http://www.chargebikes.com/

http://www.fujibikes.com/

http://www.feltbicycles.com/

http://www.jamisbikes.com/

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Matt B

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