Velo Vitality - Bike Specialist

Single Speed and Fixed Gear Bikes

Single Speed bikes are basically road bikes with only one gear. All our brands have carefully selected the gear to be a suitable all-rounder, perfect for city and town riding. These bikes are increasing popular because -

  • Lighter
  • Simple and attractive design
  • Quiet and silky smooth riding
  • Extremely well priced
  • Low maintenance (The gears are usually the first thing to go wrong on a bike)
  • Comfortable riding position
  • FUN!

A fixed gear bike (or 'fixie') is a term for a type of single speed bike. All our single speed bikes can be made into a fixed gear bike very easily. Fixed gear comes from the velodrome. Track bikes are fixed gear bikes. Basically, if the back wheel moves, the cranks turn. You are unable to free wheel. If you pedaled backwards, you would ride backwards.

Fixed gear riders enjoy the sensation of being able to control their speed via their pedaling. If you buy a single speed bike, why not go somewhere quiet and give it a go. Just take the back wheel out, turn it round and place the chain on the other cog. Its that easy.

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