Max P wrote:
None of these are proper track bikes, the angles are far more road like (posted a load on this in the topic linked above) - the Pista is probably the tightest of all but nothing compared to a proper Keirin bike...
for what it's worth, i would argue that unless you're planning to use it regularly at a velodrome, you'll be far happier with road geometry on your fixed. to each his own however...ride an example of each before you decide. either way, regular time on it will dramatically improve both your power and your form...guaranteed. and please, use a brake!
my primary XC bike has been an SS for a couple years now and i rode a fixed as a winter trainer back in my racing days, so i'm definitely a subscriber to the one gear experience. when i got the bug to add to my stable this summer, a fixie was the obvious choice. mine is a jamis sputnik, bought as a frame and built with much nicer bits than jamis specs. it has brakes, drop bars, and no spoke cards...decidedly not an urban hipster's sled. i've logged ~1000 miles on it in 4mos and love it to death! search the road section of these forums and you'll find it. heartily recommended!