Single Speed

Are Single Speed Bikes Good for NewYork City?

As a former bike messenger in Melbourne, Australia, I am often asked about the best bikes for cities and New York City in particular.  While you can ride almost any bike in NYC some are better suited for city streets. Single-speed bikes are great for New York City since the city is relatively flat and …

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Are Single-Speed Bikes More Efficient Than Other Bikes?

I have been riding single-speed bikes for over 20 years and they are some of the most fun bikes to ride. They feature a single gear, meaning there are no shifters, derailleurs, or complicated drive train mechanics. Does the simplified mechanics mean single-speed bikes more efficient than other bikes? Are Single-Speed Bikes More Efficient Than …

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