Following the affordable fixie trend, Giant has launched a fixed gear bike specifically for women called the Giant Chixie (cheesy name I know). Simple, understated and effortlessly, the Giant Chixie can be run either as a fixed gear or single speed.
The Chixie includes a lightweight, aluminum frameset in traditional track bike geometry. The women's fixie is kitted out with the classic Giant retro road inspired saddle, steel, high-rise cafe handlebars and flat, old school pedals. With brushed aluminum and electric blue finishing, you are guaranteed to turn some heads as you ride down the street.
The Chixie uses Giant's proprietary ALUXX Aluminum Technology, a special aluminum 6013 alloy. ALUXX Aluminum achieves outstanding weight to strength ratio giving you a lightweight yet strong bicycle. Weighing just 20 lbs, Giant is able to use less materials throughout the Chixie because of the strength properties of the ALUXX Aluminum.
The 18T flip flop hub gives you a fixed and freewheel gear option. With a Sugino Messenger 46T crankset, high-flange, track style hubs with allow rims and eyelets for mud guards on the front and rear, this women's fixie has just about everything you need.
The Giant Chixie comes in three sizes: 42cm, 45.5cm, and 50cm with a women's specific geometry, details of which can be seen below.
The average retail price for the Giant Chixie women's fixie is $750 and can be bought from your local Giant dealer.