Strip any bike to its core and you get a fixie. They are aesthetically-pleasing, affordable and get the job done. What else could you need?... Well here are 4 more reasons.
We have enough to maintain on a daily basis: relationships, personal hygiene, calorie levels; it just never ends! Fixies, however, are an exception. No derailleur (the multiple gear thingy) means less maintenance, the chain doesn't get stuck between gears and you don't have to constantly shift cables to lube or adjust anything. “It’s complicated” will never be your relationship status with your bike.
It’s YOUR fix!
Phone cases, laptop covers and home screens are just a few examples of things we personalize. When it comes to bikes, most of them are limited to bells, bike racks and, if you’re an 80’s kid, you might want to add some sweet spoke beads. With fixies, however, the things you can add, remove or improve are almost endless. Colors, handlebars, pedal straps, saddles - the list goes on! Fixies are an extension of their owners’s personalities.
What traffic? You’re on a bike! People living in cities are tired of going to work and having traffic ruin their day before it even starts - not to mention having to sit in your car at the end of a long day when all you want is a nice cold beer! The natural solution is getting on a bike and avoiding the stressful commute.
People are more conscious of their health and the environment now than ever before. It’s only natural for people to move toward biking as a main mode of transport. Fixies meet all the requirements for the urban commuter; they’re affordable, lightweight, eco-friendly and promote healthy living.. All that and you don’t even have to hug a tree!