FIXIES SAVE THE WORLD.
Alright, there’s some backlash against fixed gear bikes that’s going on out there and we’re going to do our small, small part to try and squash it.
Some folks are comparing it to some short-lived trends from the past. That’s cute and cynical, but really false.
Unlike those trends, the fixie is practical. It’s become a legit form of transportation. One that’s good, all around. One that we all love. It’s the first time in our lives that cycling has been considered cool. Even when we and every other kid in the neighborhood was riding BMX bikes it was still not cool. It was still kind of an outsider thing. And practiced mostly by middle- to upper-class suburban kids.
Ditto for skateboarding.
But we see fixed gear bikes mostly in the not so well off areas. Go on bikesdirect and you can grab one for a decent price. Get yourself an SE Draft and it’s even more affordable. And say what you want, those bikes are solid and dependable.
So they’re affordable and viable. And they’re getting more people on bikes. That’s significant.
And they’re really effing fun to ride.
So they’re part of the solution, they’re popular, they’re fun and they’re getting more people on bicycles. What’s the problem, people? If you’re still talking smack about them, then you’re just being cynical to try and get attention. Knock it off.
Every single person in the cycling community should support and foster this with everything they have. Period.
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