A single speed and a fixed gear bike will look very similar to most people when you put them side by side, but what is the difference between them? The main difference between a single speed bike and a fixed gear bike is that you can coast on a single speed. On a fixed gear,
In my day to day, we’ve just been booked to try an NHS social prescribing pilot. We’ll be running various BMX and gravel rides for them. Today I was off laying down routes for people to follow on the loops. As the loops are short and we don’t want to put people off, we thought
Cycling is fun. That is the main reason we do it, right? Sometimes though the fun is more retrospectively than in the moment. The rain/snow may be getting hammered into your face by a headwind. The mud may be trying to suck you underground. When you get home, though, you just want to do it
A few months ago, I built up an All-City Big Block as a sort of tracklocross bike. I wanted to have a swept-back bar and make the bike look a little more utilitarian than a more racey build. I’m now ready to admit that I got the build wrong.
I talked previously about how the bike trade wants you to consume and how it looks at cycling genres where people don’t consume as much. I thought more about this, and I want to pitch the idea of underbiking.
This week we look at a tracklocross bike the way it should look.
I talked about the Japanese 2019 Tracklocross World Champs in my history of tracklocross article, but a new video from the event has emerged. The video is made by the master of fixed gear videos, Terry Barensten, so you already know it is excellent.