Why are fixed gear bikes so popular pt 2

John January 19, 2012 0

Yesterday we gave you a few reasons as to why fixed gear bikes are so popular right now…well now we have pt 2 with a few more reasons as to why people are loving fixed gear bikes.  In part one we covered the subculture and customization aspects of fixed gear riding, today we bring you two more explanations.

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1.  simplicity.  Fixed gear bikes are known for their simplicity.  This style of bike leaves off many of the non-essential parts that a normal bicycle might include, for instance, gears.  Fixed gear bikes are single speed, which means only one gear.  Your chain isn’t going to grind and make weird ass noises as you change gears.  A lot of riders also choose to ride without brakes…some see it as unnecessary, others see it as a dumb risk…whatever your opinion is on breaks, fixed gears get rid of a lot of added weight most bikes have.

2.  it’s a trend.  The popularity of fixed gear bikes should also be contributed to the simple fact that they are in fashion…they are popular right now, which makes everyone want them.  Thats just how trends work i suppose, but they’re still badass and will continue to be badass even after the flame has died out.  Other reasons for the surge of popularity among fixed gear bikes is the price.  Depending on how you talk to and where you look, fixed gear bikes can be expensive or cheap…it depends on a number of options including brand names and style, but the whole idea of fixed gear riding is a relatively cheap hobby..think about it, it is the simplest form of cycling.  Check out some of these excellent deals on fixed gear bikes on eBay below;

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50cm FIXIE Fixed Gear Urban Road BIKE Flip Flop Hub BICYCLES Single speed black
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60Streets 700c Daiquiri Black Copper Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Single Speed Bicycle
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60Streets 700c Daiquiri Black Copper Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Single Speed Bicycle
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Aluminum Frame Road Bike Racing Bicycle 700C Single Speed Fixed Gear White Blue
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