42×12: The Cult of Fixed

There is no trendier movement at the moment in cycling than the Fixi, or Fixed Wheel Bicycle. This is taking cycling way, way back to the days before gears and freewheels; taking the lack of an ability to coast away from the track; making that single rear wheel sprocket a more common sight than only on messengers’ rides. Some say it’s ‘pure’; others that it improves your riding style; others still that it leads to a sort of zen-connectivity with the bike. The only thing for sure is that while fixed wheel riding has never gone away the last few years have seen a huge boom.

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