Review: Fyxation Quiver 1x10

Review: Fyxation Quiver 1x10

The Fyxation Quiver 1x10 complete. What can I say, this thing has been a complete blast to ride on. More often than none, I find myself having more fun on this bike than I do on my track bike, which is something I did not expect. I've put this bike through hell as a daily commuter and as my main bike for messenger work. It's been dropped, crashed, climbed, descended, ridden off-road, frequently locked/unlocked, and much more, yet it's still holding strong.

I was never the biggest fan of steel bikes, but this rig quickly changed my mind. I typically ride on aluminum or carbon bikes, so the first thing I noticed was how comfortable riding the 4130 chromoly steel frameset was. Though the bike isn't the lightest (frameset alone comes in at 7lbs), it's also not exactly intended to be your weekend crit racer.

As can be seen, a few things have changed from the stock set-up the Fyxation Quiver 1x10 comes with. Most notable are the Easton EA30 Monkey Bar risers, the switch to SRAM X7 thumb shifters, and the change to Time Atac clipless pedals. Most of the change was due to wanting to try something new on the bike as well as achieving more of a comfortable upright position for 60+hr work weeks of delivering. Just recently I made the change from the stock 35c to 23c Fyxation Session 700 tires for a little less rolling resistance and a slight increase in acceleration/speed.

One of the shining features of this bike is it's ability to adapt to whatever situation you need it for. The Quiver frameset is designed with 132.5mm spaced horizontal dropouts, removable cable stops, a removable derailleur hanger, and front/rear rack and fender mounts. Meaning this bike can be run as a simple clean-cut fixed gear (with a properly spaced rear hub), all the way to a fully functional 2x10 road touring bike with fenders and racks. Change the tire and handlebar set-up, and this bike can be at home off-road just as much as it can be on the asphalt.

If there is one issue I can say I have with the bike, it's the rear skewer/derailleur set-up. The rear quick release skewer must be completely unscrewed in order to remove the back wheel. On top of this, the derailleur hanger has no way of staying attached to the horizontal dropouts, which allows the whole derailleur system to fall off the dropout while the back wheel is removed. It's a bit tricky to get used to, but after awhile, it becomes second nature on how to replace the back wheel and derailleur system. It's always made me wonder if something as simple as changing a rear flat can cause the back derailleur adjustments to go askew, but I haven't noticed anything significant with changing the rear wheel quite a few times.

All things considered, I would highly recommend this bike to anyone looking for a versatile and durable commuter/adventure bike. With the ability to be multiple bikes in one, a great deal of money can be saved by just purchasing this one bike.

Be sure to check out the gallery and specs below of the current build shown in photos.

 

Full Specs:

  • 59cm Fyxation 4130 Chromoly Quiver frameset
  • SRAM Apex 1x10 Drivetrain with SRAM X7 Thumb Shifter
  • Fyxation Session 700 tires with kevlar puncture protection (700x23c)
  • Easton Monkey Bar 31.8 risers
  • Alexrims G2000 aluminum wheelset
  • Tektro R559 long reach road brakes
  • Avid brake levers
  • Fyxation Comet 31.8 alloy stem
  • ESI Racer's Edge silicone grips
  • Fyxation Pilot performance saddle
  • Fyxation Pilot micro-adjustable seat post
  • Time Atac Alium pedals
  • Crankset chain guard and seat tube mounted chain guide to secure the chain
  • Quiver Frame - Removable derailleur hanger & cable stops to convert your Quiver into a singlespeed/fixed gear
  • Quiver Frame - Electro-deposited (ED) undercoat to help prevent rusting
  • Quiver Frame - Room for up to a 47c tire
  • Gear Ratio: 46 tooth front, 12-32 cassette