Need a bike that can survive a treacherous minefield in one piece? While it can't do anything to keep you safe, the bomb-proof Gritty Bike should remain in commission even after involvement in a fatal explosion.
What good is your bike surviving a bomb if you won't? Well, nothing if you're riding it while the bomb exploded (you know, you'll be dead). Imagine leaving your bike outside a bank, going in to do your business and having a bomb-strapped madman streaking outside on a suicide mission, however. The car parked by the road? Blasted. Those poor pedestrians? In pieces. Your bike? Possibly usable with a change of tires. Wouldn't that be something?
Built by Trek, the Gritty is a fixed gear urban rider, with frame and fork made from high tensile steel. It features alloy track hubs, handlebars and stem, Bontrager 32-hole rims, Chromoly steel crank, Gary Fisher BMX saddle and Bontrager H2 tires. It comes in 15-, 17.5-, 19- and 21-inch framesets.
Despite fixies being all trendy nowadays, the single-speed pedal-pusher does away with any hipster pretensions, bringing strictly utilitarian style to go with its battle-friendly durability. It's coming out late in the Fall, ready to serve you through Armageddon, priced at $499.99.