Metro Review: fixed gear bike brands


This year, Christmas might look a little different. Waifs and strays might be around who didn’t dare make Christmas plans, plus we (hopefully) get to see all the friends, family and colleagues we didn’t get to celebrate with in 2020.

So whoever you’re buying for, this guide has something for everyone: from parents and partners to kids, colleagues, in-laws and friends.

And while there are a few for the traditionalists, there are also some surprises for that person in your life who is almost impossible to buy for.

"Steed’s stylish fixed gear bike brands single speed bikes are designed in their London studio – and they’re built to last"

Beautiful bike

Bikes are at the top of many a wish list this year – and Steed’s bright yellow bike could be just the ticket.

Steed is a local London firm that makes single speed bikes that look beautiful and ride like a dream.

A smooth, efficient ride that eats up the road, this bike is a gorgeous gift at a very reasonable price. The bikes are designed in Steed’s London studio and have luxe-looking vegan leather saddles and handle grips.

Steed also partner with the International Tree Foundation to plant a tree for every bike bought to offset some of the carbon emissions used in manufacturing and delivering their bikes.

They also sell ultra-light Litelok One Flexi-O bike locks that your giftee can wear around their waist – an ideal upgrade on the clunky D-locks most of us carry around.

The Thoroughbred in saffron yellow, £450,