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, you are pedalling, or you are stopped. If you want to know more then, please read on.Continue reading “What Is the Difference Between a Single Speed and a Fixed Gear (Fixie) Bike?”
The wast majority of people overbike. They do this because the media and marketing have made them feel it is the only way to achieve their goals. They’ll be faster if they buy this. Marketing, as I always say, is geared at racing. That is a massive issue for creating an inclusive cycling culture. Do you think everyone in the Netherlands feels that they are in a race? That is one of the reasons we should underbike.Continue reading “Underbiking for Fun”
I’ve not said much recently, partly because continually being on Teams meetings has sucked my willingness to be on a computer in my free time. Now it is time for a little video to help you get out and shred this weekend. I guess it also helps that this tracklocross edit features music by a local member of the skate scene done well.
Picking a gearing for setting up your first tracklocross build can be daunting. The first two recommendations I ever heard were to go with a 63″ gear inch or to go with a 2:1 ratio. These were both recommended to me in the dim and distant past and were for riding single speed offroad. It was so long ago we used 26″ wheels, remember them?Continue reading “What Gear Ratio Should I Pick for Tracklocross?”
If you’re new to tracklocross, or fixed geared bikes in general, you might be wondering why people talk about skid patches and what they are. To put it simply, a skid patch is the part of your tyre that is in contact with the ground when you’re skidding. If you want to find out more, then read on.Continue reading “What Are Skid Patches?”
Yesterday I posted a video from an unsnowy Russia. Today I thought we could look at a snowy video from Leipzig, a place slightly unaccustomed to snow. Riding a fixed gear with too big a gear for the conditions is what a few people believe tracklocross is all about, to be honest, they are probably not wrong.Continue reading “Snowy Saturday”
Going riding at the weekend is excellent, going riding tracklocross is even better. An old hangup from my BMX days is watching a video or two to get myself ready for the forthcoming fun. A good chance to get myself hyped up and ready to shred. This Friday I’ve decided to watch a Russian tracklocross video.Continue reading “Getting Ready to Ride Tracklocross This Weekend”
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.Continue reading “Japanese Tracklocross Worlds”