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Welcome to Brooklyn Fixed Gear | Fixed-gear, single-speed, and track bikes

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Maintenance & Repairs

How to Clean Your Bike Handlebar Tape in 7 Easy Steps

Learn how to clean handlebar tape when you follow these easy steps. Keep your bike looking great and improve your grip with our simple guide.
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Law & Safety

Expert Tips for Nighttime Riding and How to Stay Safe and Seen

Discover essential tips for nighttime riding, including safety measures, proper equipment, and techniques for beginners to ensure a safe cycling experience.
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Bikes & Parts

Fixed Gear vs. Mountain Bike: Breaking Down the Pros and Cons

Discover the key differences between fixed gear and mountain bikes, and learn how to choose the perfect bike for your riding needs and goals.
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This Halloween, State Bicycle Co. Will Showcase a Green Zombie Fixie

The latest limited-edition run of their top-tier Black Label alloy fixed gear bike is green for the Halloween season.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Brooklyn Fixed Gear is your source for fixie, single-single-speed & track bike content. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions to regarding fixed-gear cycling.

What is a fixed-gear bike, and how is it different from a regular bike?

A fixed-gear bike, also known as a fixie, is a type of bike that has a fixed rear wheel, which means that the pedals are directly connected to the rear wheel. Unlike a regular bike, a fixed-gear bike has no freewheel, so you cannot coast or stop pedaling while riding. This means that you must constantly pedal while riding a fixed-gear bike, and you can slow down or stop the bike by resisting the pedals with your legs.

Why don't fixed-gear bikes have brakes

Fixed-gear bicycles, or "fixies," often do not have brakes due to their simplicity and minimalism, which allows riders to control speed through pedaling resistance. This brakeless design reduces the bike's weight, making it more maneuverable while connecting riders to the tradition and culture of track cycling. However, riding a fixed-gear bicycle without brakes can be dangerous, particularly in urban settings with traffic and unpredictable conditions, so many places require bicycles to have at least one functioning brake by law. It's a good idea to have at least a front brake installed for safety if you're considering riding a fixed-gear bike.

What are the benefits of riding a fixed-gear bike?

Some people prefer fixed-gear bikes because they are simpler and require less maintenance than bikes with multiple gears. Fixed-gear bikes also provide a more direct connection between the rider and the bike, which can make for a more responsive and enjoyable riding experience. Additionally, riding a fixed-gear bike can help improve your leg strength and pedal stroke.

Are fixed-gear bikes legal?

Fixed-gear bikes, also known as "fixies," are generally legal in most countries. However, local laws and regulations may require bicycles to have certain safety features, such as brakes, reflectors, or lights. For fixed-gear bikes, some jurisdictions require at least one functioning brake, typically a front brake, to be considered road-legal. It's essential to check the specific laws and regulations in your area to ensure your fixed-gear bike complies with local requirements. Keep in mind that riding without brakes or necessary safety features can be dangerous, and it's always a good idea to prioritize safety when cycling in any environment.