Fixed Gear Urban Bikes
Navigating around a city can be tricky, making a bike the perfect way to get around the streets easily. Agile, lightweight and simple to use and store, fixed gear urban bikes are the commuter's friend. With many options from second hand used models, new ultra-modern style to retro bikes. There's bound to be something to suit you, whether you're new to fixed gear bicycles or an old hand.
Men's, Ladies and Unisex Fixies
Most of the fixed gear bikes available are aimed at men, although it is possible to find some for women. The bikes on offer could also be ridden as unisex bikes, and if you're an experienced female cyclist you may be just as happy to ride a man's bike as a woman's.
Brands and Designs
There are a variety of brands to choose from, including Vilano, Surly and Quantum. In terms of appearance, you can find minimalistic bikes in sleek black, grey or white. If you want something that will stand out then go for a bike that's brightly coloured to catch people's attention as you whizz by.
Different Riding Positions
Depending on how you prefer to ride you can find various fixed gear bikes which allow for different riding positions. Many of the bikes available have ‘bullhorn' handlebars that are almost parallel to the ground. This allows you to hold the handlebars in a number of positions and you can change position from a more upright to a crouched position easily.
Other bikes have dropped handlebars allowing for a forward-leaning position that is more aerodynamic. You can also find bikes with handlebars that lend themselves to an upright riding position. If you're more interested in comfort than speed then you might prefer to choose a bike with handlebars that allow you to sit upright.