Welcome to Brooklyn Fixed Gear, your go-to online destination for all things cycling, with a focus on fixed gear and single-speed bikes! Our mission is to equip you with expert advice, a supportive community, and a wealth of educational resources, all centered around our collective passion for cycling.

From the founder

Brooklyn Fixed Gear was co-founded by Bradley Knight to inspire others to start riding fixed.

Having been a rider myself for years, I had so many questions and a deep desire to document my experiences. That’s what ignited the inception of Brooklyn Fixed Gear. I sought to create a storehouse of knowledge that answered all my questions about cycling and fixed gear bikes. Each day presents new inquiries, and every day, I seek the best answer, and documenting it here. I hope you will find my website valuable in your cycling journey.

Bradley Knight

What we offer

Here at Brooklyn Fixed Gear, we serve as your reliable guide to all aspects of cycling and fixed-gear biking. Our platform offers a wide array of content and resources:

  • Expert Tips & Guidance: Enhance your biking skills with advice on riding techniques, maintenance, gear selection, and more.
  • Inspirational Stories: Learn from fellow cyclists who have turned their passion into a lifestyle.
  • Gear Reviews: Benefit from our comprehensive product reviews and suggestions, assisting you in choosing the best gear for your biking needs.
  • Community: Connect with our vibrant online community of cycling enthusiasts to share experiences, ask questions, and find inspiration for your next ride.
  • Bike setups: Take virtual tours of our carefully curated selection of bike builds from our thriving community.

Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or just starting out, Brooklyn Fixed Gear is here to support you in achieving your cycling goals. We’re dedicated to providing the tools, knowledge, and motivation you need to embrace this fulfilling hobby.

So, get your helmet, saddle up, and join us on this exciting journey. We’re thrilled to welcome you to the Brooklyn Fixed Gear community!”

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.