*Fixie* is cyclist jargon for a fixed-gear bike. Essentially, what makes this kind of bicycle different from everything else on the market is the lack of a freewheel. The cog or sprocket of the bicycle is bolted to the rear hub of the back wheel, preventing the wheel from moving independently of the pedals. With every pedal forward, the bicycle moves forward, and with every pedal backward, the bicycle moves backward. The motion of the bicycle is directly correlated to what you*re doing with the pedals.
Well, for starters, the simplistic design of a fixed gear bicycle translates into fewer mechanisms to care for, break, and get stolen. Because there are fewer mechanisms on the bicycle, it is ultimately significantly lighter and more efficient than your average multi-speed bike. Aside from its physicality, though, the relationship between a cyclist and a fixed gear bike is like no other within the bicycle realm. The constant motion that results from a rider*s movements forms a tangible bond between (wo)man and machine. The level of control (and exhilaration) experienced while riding one of these babies is unparalleled. As you cyborg around town, your supremacy will reign over all uneven roads and sharp corners. Granted, you*ll have to get used to the manner in which the machinery moves, but once you do, you*ll discover exactly why fixies are so popular.
The Critical Cycles Fixie comes in a variety of sizes and colors, so you can get just the bike you dream of. Critical Cycles lets you customize your riding experience, giving you the option to replace the Pista handlebars with BMX handlebars for a more upright riding position. The crank and seat post are made of alloy rather than steel, which means they*re much lighter and sturdier, permitting you to do exactly what you want to do with your bike. The sealed bearings and double wall rims provide cyclists with a solidly built bike and a smooth ride ready for adventure after adventure. And, as aforementioned, if you*re still struggling to make a decision about whether you want to go full Fixie, worry not! This Critical Cycles Fixie has a flip-flop hub, which allows riders to change the orientation of the bike. You can alternate between a fixed gear and a freewheeling cycle by taking off the rear wheel and flipping it around.
Just about anywhere! Fixies are, hands down, the best choice for the city if you*re journeying on mostly paved road. The control riders possess while riding on a fixed gear bicycle is unparalleled, making uneven road, potholes, and icy conditions easier to conquer. And if you decide to ride this bicycle as a single-speed rather than a fixed-gear, your destination possibilities are endless.