One thing about riding SS or a fixed bike over the winter (and all year for that matter) is the lack of maintenance required to keep it running. There is simply little to go wrong, just brake pads to change periodically and a thick and strong chain to lube and this is why we love them. The constant power transfer of fixed gives you excellent and consistent torque in snow and ice. All you need do is fix mud guards (if you don't mind potentially spoiling clean lines} and a light bracket; then roll out the door safe in the knowledge that your bike is going to take all the hammering the worst of the UK conditions can throw at it.
We have been riding in the city, on country lanes and along the pavé of the towpath...and the Quella One has eaten the miles. The bull bars are really comfortable and offer a great variety of hand positions. Ride the track, leaning into the rise or cruise the city on the top of the bar, the Quella One feels like a bike that can do it all. Yes, hill climbing may be tough with no gears and the 16 tooth freewheel hub...but it's effort V reward. The harder you pedal, the faster you climb!
The Quella One is great in the city, direct, light and agile in traffic, both at high speeds or the low speeds of "white van" dodging and track standing.
We are aware that there are no professional reviews of the Quella One online at the moment, however keep your eyes peeled over the next 2 weeks and you'll start to see them pop up over all the major cycling sites.
Go explore your roads.