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Hand-built, tig-welded, and double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame
Forged rear drop with derailleur hanger
Sealed bearing hubs for less rolling resistance and maintenance
Sealed Bottom Bracket, Alloy Crank with 42T chain ring
700C Double Wall Rims, Kenda Small Block 8 tires, and 3/32" Chain
Conquer the competition on and off the track with the Retrospec Amok Cyclocross. Our urban warrior is cyclocross by design, but we've constructed it to be the ideal commuting companion, too. Whether you ride the convertible single-speed or the heftier nine-speed, our ultra-light but reinforced 4130 chromoly frame will carry you far ahead any adversaries. Trek across road and dirt alike on our beefy Kenda Small Block 8 tires, specially designed to tackle wet and dry and firm and loose ground. We've included a robust 3/32" chain and chain ring and our own Retrospec thin freestyle platform pedals to withstand tough riding. The cable welding is on the top of the top tube for easy transporting. Our rear drop is forged with a derailleur hanger, ready to be customized any way you like, and the nine-speed Amok is clad with a Shimano Altus 9-speed derailleur with a microSHIFT thumb shifter. Our race-ready geometry will transport you up and down and around the asphalted streets of your urban jungle, no questions asked.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bikes are hard to review, they have subjective and objective qualities, but I will be as impartial and objective as I can with this bike adding at the end what I think of the bike:
- How much do you use it? - I use it everyday for commuting to and work. (6 miles each way with a bus ride in between (where the bike rides on the bus))
How long have you had it? - Couple of months
What size and how does it fit? - I have the size 58 even though Im 6'2, reason for that is the standover height, ie: height of the top tube. For sizing information, visit this site and click on "sizing": http://www.retrospecbicycles.com/collections/cyclocross-bikes-cx/products/amok-cyclocross-bike-cx
Do you like the fit? - Its a little small for me, but it works.
Does it have toe overlap? - it does. I am a size 12 shoe though, so it happens with lots of bikes for me.
Do you think its well made? - Im not a metal...
I was looking for an inexpensive single speed with decent quality specs and this was the best deal I could find. The linear pull v brakes are much better than caliper brakes, which in my opinion are terrible. Note: the price seems to move up and down drastically on Amazon. I paid $245 but also saw it selling for like $389. I did swap out the rear cog and the front chain ring to make this more hill friendly. I bought this Origin8 Single Speed Cog, 18t and this Origin8 BMX / Singlespeed / Fixie Chainring, 38t, 110/130 BCD, 3/32, Black
I take off one star only because the geometry feels strange to me. I bought this stem...
Fantastic bike! Assembly was easy and I was up and running pretty much immediately. The only hiccup I had was that my bike came with a punctured rear inner tube. This could have definitely been avoided if Retrospec pumped up its tires to check for punctures before deflating them again to ship it out. On the bright side, it was good practice figuring out how to get the rear wheel off of a single speed (pretty simple as it turns out).
The bike handles great on the road and pretty well on the local gravel roads near me. If you have hills near you, be prepared to struggle going up them with the current gearing. I'm just going to power through it until my legs get stronger, but it doesn't look like it would be too hard to reduce the gear ratio by replacing either the front or rear gear if you find the hills to be too tough.
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