Bicycle frames are constructed from materials which place emphasis on being strong, lightweight and stiff to aid power transfer. Aluminium, titanium, steel and carbon are widely used in all levels of frame production.
Major bike manufacturers produce a new range of bikes on an annual basis and this determines the model year of a particular bike. This annual turnover is fuelled by advancing technology, industry trends and customer demand for a particular feature or style of bicycle.
Bicycle wheels come in a wide range of sizes from 12" wheels found on smaller Kids Bikes to larger 29" Mountain Bike and 700c Road Bike wheels. Larger wheels are normally faster and more stable at speed and their larger contact patch improves grip too. Smaller wheels are normally lighter, more manoeuvrable and have quicker acceleration.
Wheel sizes are defined by the country that first popularised the style of bike that used them - so you'll see some imperial and some metric measurements listed. Wiggle includes the ISO standard in brackets after each for ease of comparison.
Wiggle list a large range of single speeds, such as pure track racing bikes, courier inspired machines, 29ers, ladies bikes right through to Charge’s range of interesting and varied choice single speeds. Single speed bikes offer cycling in its simplest form, they are lightweight low maintenance machines which make great winter hacks, commuters or track racers. Fashion accessory or serious piece of training equipment? The fact is after a few hours training on a single speed with a fixed you know you have done a work out!