Fixie bikes are trendy, modern, and affordable. There’s no better city bike than a fixie. Below are some of the main characteristics of fixie bikes.
Single speed: As the term suggests,fixie bikes come with only one gear ratio, one rear sprocket, and one front chain ring. Fixie single-speed bikes are freewheel or fixed-gear.
Fixed gear: In a single-speed bike, gears are always fixed. These bikes have a drivetrain with no freewheel mechanism.
Freewheel: The pedal stops turning when the rear wheel is turning. The latest models of fixie bikes are equipped with a single speed or multi gear and have a freewheel setup.
Lightweight: Any geared bike weighs about 1-2 pounds more than its fixed-gear counterpart. The reason is that geared bikes come with shift levers, derailleurs, cassettes, and heavy crank sets. You may think, “well it’s only a couple of pounds”, but this extra weight makes a difference when you’re going from work to home after a long, tiring day.
Security: You sometimes hear about thieves who steal cars but couldn’t work the manual transmission. Any fixed gear bike is equivalent to a manual transmission. Learning to ride a fixed gear bike is not an easy task and it takes some time to get used to this style of riding.
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