Fixed Gear

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Why Don’t Fixed Gear Bikes Have Brakes?

Fixed gear bikes unlike other bikes can be ridden with and without brakes. Racing fixed gear track bikes in a Velodrome is safer for all racers. While riding brakeless on city streets does not make much sense, so why do people ride fixed gear bikes without brakes? Fixed gear racing track bikes are brakeless because …

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Fixed Gear Bike Safety

Fixed gear bikes are a subset of single speed bikes and have a diehard following. Fixies are not for beginners. Your feet and legs are always moving when the bike is going forward. Of all the bikes and riding styles fixed gear bikes require the most safety precautions and planning. Fixed gear bicycle safety includes …

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Are Fixed Gear Bikes More Efficient Than Other Bikes?

Being known as “The Bike Guy” I am often asked about the efficiency of fixed gear bikes. A fixed-gear bike or ‘fixie’ as they are commonly called, refers to bicycles that have only one gear and no freewheel. The absence of a freewheel means when you are moving the pedals must turn. So, does this …

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