Fixed gear bicycles have caused quite a storm in the world of cycling and can be seen absolutely everywhere. But what’s so great about them?
Firstly, their best selling point is their affordability. They are the best valued urban bike model on the market with their price tag typically always falling under the £400 bracket.
They’re also great for urban riding because they’ve only got one fixed gear that’s perfect for paved city surfaces without many hills to conquer. Because of this, fixie bikes are very simple, with less components, meaning that they weigh less and require less maintenance (phew).
Having become an essential bike for the fashion forward city cyclist, they’re ideal for commuters and leisurely cyclists who are looking for a fun way to travel short distances. And it’s really all about the look of the bike, with most fixie’s having eye catching frames, bold components and striking rims.