If you need a no-frills, no-nonsense road bike that just plain works, the Nashbar Hounder Single-Speed Road Bike is your match. With its super simple fixed gear drivetrain, it's designed to provide solid, dependable, low-maintenance transportation that always gets you where you need to go.
A rock-solid chromoly frame and fork at its core means this rig is able to withstand all the rigors of urban riding with aplomb. The ride quality of steel is like no other and it's built to last, too. A fixed gear drivetrain is the paragon of simplicity and its 42x16 gear ratio provides a good compromise for pedaling on flat to rolling terrain. And while this is a fixed gear bike, have no fear about slowing down as the Hounder features both front and rear caliper brakes to make sure you can stop on a dime without having to go into powerslide, lock-up mode and risk blowing out your quads. The flat handlebars provide a more upright and comfortable riding position while you'll roll in sweet bliss on bombproof Alex DC19 wheels and plush 700x28 rubber. Aesthetically it's primarily Henry Ford-inspired - you can have any color as long as it's black - with a touch of houndstooth on the down tube and seat tube that adds a touch of class.
The Hounder is great for college students, commuters, early season training and anyone who wants to experience cycling in its simplest, purest form.