4 reasons to choose singlespeed or fixie
Depending on the type of riding you do, not having any gears on your bike gives you some real benefits:
In technical terms, you have one chainring at the front, one sprocket at the back and a chain (extra thick). That’s your whole drivetrain.
Because there are so few parts and they only do one job, they are built simply and tough. Nothing moves so there is no need to adjust and very little maintenance. No derailleur means nothing to get knocked in the bike rack at uni or when parked out front of the pub. A simple bike is an easy bike.
There is a reason all track bikes are fixed gear – a simple drivetrain offers the most efficient power transfer from your legs to the wheels. It also means a lighter bike with no extra parts. For riders who live in a flat city and ride mostly short-medium distances, this simple set up makes a lot of sense.
Gearing is a significant expense on most bikes, and if you do longer distances or ride hills then it’s money well spent. If you remove this cost though, you get a lot more bike for your buck.
The final reason for riding a singlespeed or fixie is style. No cables or clutter gives your bike a cleaner look with more distinct lines. Choose the style that suits you from the classic all-round Harrier, the laid-back cool of the BLVD, track ready performance of a Blackhawk or the timeless retro elegance of our Wayfarer.
The singlespeed and fixie style makes for a great pub bike, cheap all-rounder city ride or a winter commuter when you want to keep your nice new road bike out of the rain.
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