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Fixie Bikes for Sale and Things to Know When Buying One

If you are looking for fixed gear bikes for sale then most likely you have recently discovered the wonderful world of fixed-gear bikes and want to get one. For a better ride and to keep you happy with your purchase, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you buy.

Before checking out Fixie & Singlespeed Bikes online for sale, you must first understand what a fixed-gear bicycle is and how it differs from other bikes. Fixies differ from other bikes in a way that most bikes have a rear-wheel with multiple cogs. It can change gears and freewheels with the help of a derailleur. There is only one cog in a fixed gear. It can only go forward, so whenever the bike moves, the pedals also move.

However, for those who want to be able to switch between fixed and freewheel, there is an option known as a flip flop hub. It is a hub that can be easily switched between fixed and freewheel on the rear wheel. Just flip it to the one you prefer. Bike riders do not accept flip flop hubs. But if you miss your freewheel, there's an easy solution.

When looking for fixie bikes for sale, there are only three to choose from. These are track fixed bike, road fixed bike, and fixed mountain bike.

Track-fixed bikes are the ones you see flying around the track at the Olympics. They are made for speed and not for comfort. They have a rigid frame with rounded fork blades and don't have any kind of quick-release option in the wheels. They are great on the track but torture on the road.

Fixed gear mountain bikes are probably the least known type of fixed bike. These bikes are really for bike riders. Riding in rough terrain with multiple gears is already tough enough but doing it with one gear is an incredible task.