Another Fatal Fixed Gear Tragedy

John September 27, 2012 0

It’s always a bummer when anyone gets into a bike accident, but according to the Calgary Herald, a fixed gear rider was involved in a fatal accident last week…which always super sad.  As you would come to expect, this incident has brought up some issues on the overall safety of riding a fixed gear bike without brakes (the age old and most common debate amongst cyclists).  I always maintain that everyone should ride within their own limits, if you aren’t comfortable without brakes then freakin put a brake on there just for safety!!!  I mean, if your chain were ever to break, and you are charging down a hill…you are going to want to have that backup brake.  Anyways, what do you guys think?  Should laws be put in place to require all cyclists to ride with a brake?  Let me hear your opinions…all over the world!

 

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