Fixies, Track Bikes, Bike Porn and other Fixed Gear Biking Stuff
April 1st, 2011

To blue or not to blue, that is the question!

 If you are planning to buy a fixed gear bike, then one of the things that you should consider is the colour. You should find a perfect colour that is not only your favourite but at the same time will express your personality. So what are the 5 best colours for fixed gear bikes?

  1. Red. This is the colour of love. It also means fire. If you want to look hot, then you should definitely buy a flaming red single aluminum ring bolt to personalize your red fixed gear bike.
  2. Green. If you want a respect and balance, then green is your colour. Think green! If you are an advocate in saving the environment then you can do your campaign while riding a green fixed gear bike with green hub.
  3. Purple. If you are the type of person who wants to find spiritual fulfillment then a purple fixed gear bike is perfect for you. I am sure you will get more than just spiritual fulfillment but at the same time you will feel like a royalty. You can also add an elegant purple seat collar in your bike.
  4. Black. Black is beautiful. If you are a conservative person then a black fixed gear bike is for you. In fact, the colour black is very mysterious. You will surely attract lots of women!
  5. Blue. If you want a soothing and relaxing colour, then blue is perfect for you. You can have a blue bike with matching blue tires and blue grips.       
April 1st, 2011

I do not think that fixie bikes must be limited to men alone. Today, women are learning how to re-educate men on the change of roles of both sexes on the job, at home, and throughout every facet of life. What men can do, women can do better! The new generation has empowered women and has given them the platform from which they can strive for better opportunities. There are in fact women in the armed forces, influential women leaders, and popular women athletes. Gone are the days where women settle for the role of plain housewives.    

 There are in fact lots of women who are enjoying using their fixie bikes. In fact, many stores selling the fixie bikes provide different styles and colors of wheels. They even introduced a fixed gear bike specifically designed for girls called Chixie. Women can now use various colors of wheels to match their outfit. The mere fact that companies sell wheels and accessories with stylish and up to date designs is already a confirmation of the feminine side of the fixie bikes. Fixie bikes can also help women maintain a healthy figure.

 So if you think fixie bikes are just for men, think again my friend! In fact you will be surprised to see that there are lots of women in your campus riding fixies. Some men even prefer women who want to make it rough. Do not underestimate the girl power! Who knows, you will fall head over wheels for a woman who ride fixie bike.

March 31st, 2011

Everything is possible nowadays! People no longer settle for simpler things, they continue to search for ways to make life easier and convenient. Men and women do not settle for less, they are now more inclined to use their imagination to create out of the box ideas. So how about a tandem fixed gear bike? Do you think it is impossible?

 If you love fixed gear and you are a tandem fan, then here is your chance to try both in one cool bike. The fixie tandem will give not only you but your partner at the same time the chance to enjoy a great and unique biking experience. You may try this cool fixie tandem bike when you go to the countryside. Imagine the fun and exciting things that you can share together when you have a tandem fixed gear bike. You can even have a great father and son bonding with the fixie tandem. I am sure your little boys will be thrilled to try this ride.

 When you are a pro, maybe you can try creating a homemade fixie tandem. All you need is to make some adjustment by using two solo fixies. Of course it is always easier said than done! You will also consider other factors like the alignment and proportion. But if you are not sure that you have what it takes to create a tandem then you can always purchase the high quality ones. Although it may be a bit expensive, still you will surely enjoy the relaxing ride.

January 5th, 2011

–Just a quick shout to UK fixie riders – sent in to us:


Fixie bikers required for a commercial!

CS Sports Promotions Ltd are looking for fixed wheel bikers who can perform stunts/tricks on their own bike to appear in a commercial.

If you can do wheelies, jumps, ride down steps and more then please get in touch!

We specifically need males in their early 20s but are interested in hearing from females 18-25 as well.

Email photos/videos, name, date of birth, height and contact information to agent@sportspromotions.co.uk

Or call 020 8771 4700

Deadline for applications is Thursday 13th January 2011.

November 25th, 2009

There has been a bit of buzz amongst bikelists everywhere about the Mountain bike speed record, it currently stands at just over 130 mph, as set a few years ago. Now it does at first make you shocked to think of a bike (especially a non fixie) going at speeds of over 100mph, but its not by the riders own strength of leg muscles that this is achieved. Basically the 130mph mountain bike speed record was achieved by finding the biggest mountain to ride directly down a single slope to achieve a bone shattering speed. Perhaps this is why theres no Fixie bike speed record, but surely going 130mph down a hill would be possible if the hill was big enough, trying to stop a fixie doing 130mph though would not be as simple as a bit of back wheel skid out!!

fastest-mountain-bike
November 9th, 2009

For the first time ever on fixed gear bikes we are going to feature a non fixed gear bike. Shock. Horror. Yes I know, it has gears (plural :o ), but this isn’t just any mountain bike (I promise this will be the only non fixie for at least another 6 months..lol) this is the 2010 Superfly and it is 100% hot. What makes a mountain bike hot enough to make it out of the fringes of downhill biking lunatics and into the mass of cliche’ single speed bikes? 2 american national mtb title’s, held by a couple (yes man and wife) on a superfly.

superfly-2010

This probably doesn’t mean a lot to pure fixie fckers but for all those out there that like to occasionally fly down a hill that isn’t tarmac’d here is a few pics of the super fly, superfly 2010 bike. Weighing just 24.3 pounds (that’s just over 11 kilograms!) this bike is big but light making it manoeuvrable and far from a chore on any terrain. It will cost you $5600 or at least £4k though – although this price is cushioned by a good suspension.

superfly-100-2010

Don’t worry fixie heads, normal service will now be resumed!!

October 31st, 2009

SSBUK – single speed bikes uk – now thats a cool name for a group (sorry if you already exist – couldn’t easily spot you anywhere) – If you were to open up a shop for fixies what would you call it? theres some standard ones people always use like “Fixienation” or “Fixed gear gear” but there must be some really creative names you can make with fixed gear bike connotations.

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Single Speed Steve, Forest Fixies (like pixies – you get it?), Fixed Gear VAULT – ok so my naming isnt so great, I mean my site is called fixed gear biking – but still there must be some really imaginitive names out there in the fixie community – or are we all on Single Speed Bikes uk?

October 31st, 2009

I was searching the web, as normal, the other day when it struck me – I really want a Genisis Bikes Flyer. I surfed around a bit looking for a decent Genisis Flyer bike’s review but I couldn’t find anything like the detail I wanted on the bike. I also ebayed it and on searching for () I found only one bike (you can probably see it if you click it) which was a very nice, brand new Genesis flyer from 2009.

Genesis-flyer-review

This is all well and good ebay sellers but I want a genesis flyer 2010 – where for art thou Genesis 2010? I probably can’t afford it anyway, and considering I cant find a decent review on the damn bike its probably not sensible to wade in and buy one. Anyone got a genesis flyer 2010 and want to write a review? I would happily put it up and happily buy one if I can read a bit more about it and its what I am looking for.

October 29th, 2009

So yeah if you haven’t already realised this site is about fixed gear bikes and other related fixie stuff, whether thats accessories, bike life or tyres. But what do you readers class as fixie stuff – what would be your 10 most fixie relative items you own – is it that hat you ride with or a special set of pedals?

fixie-stuff

Mine I think would be my beautiful bike, my backpack, my pump, my jacket, my bike rack (sometimes you gotta drive and ride) and maybe my favourite riding glasses – but hell they are mostly accessories – all we really need is a bike right? and maybe some pants? haha.

So let us know – what is your fixie stuff?

October 27th, 2009

If you haven’t seent his already you might be amazed…its pretty amazing.The comments are interesting too – I would like to own one of these, or at least try one out as for a fixed gear bike to have a single spoke (single speed single spoke bike?) or aero spoke it would be pretty sick – low impact sport and a much lighter bike. The question is how far can the single spoke really go – does it have the counterleavered force to work within the mountain bike / other bike markets. I think not myself, because if it aint broke don’t fix it – but for fixies this is definately a nice development – cant wait to see more bikes riding round the city with these wheels on, not least that or i get my hands on one! In fact if anyone wants to send me one that I can review I would be happy too? lol no? – I can imagine cars and motorbikes being pimped out with these in the near future – all i care about is the zero spoke wheel for the fixie – wheres that? oh the fun of spoke counting on fixed gear bikes!

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