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Fixie bikes have become one of the most outstanding icons of urban cycling. They are known for featuring a fixed-gear cog, which means there’s only a single cog on the rear wheel.
First of all, you should clearly know whether you want a real fixie bike or a singlespeed one. The latter will allow the rear wheel to turn even when you’re not hitting the pedals.
Another important thing to consider is what use you intend to make of it and where you live, as classic fixie bikes come without brakes and may be risky to ride in some specific settings. Anyway, both a front and rear brake can be added to a fixie, even though the most usual way to ride them is without brakes or with a front brake only.
At Santafixie, we’re specialists in urban cycling and have a wide catalogue of fixie bikes and singlespeed bikes. At Santafixie you’ll find the bike that better fits your needs.
Both models mostly share the same features, but there’s one that sets a difference between them – fixie bikes have a fixed-gear cog on the rear hub, while singlespeed bikes come with a freewheel cog and let the rear wheel spin independently from the cog.
On a fixie bike, when wheels turn they make the crankset turn too, which means you must pedal constantly. In order to brake, slow down or stop, you shall press onto the pedals with your legs.
On a singlespeed bike, this process is very different, as it will allow you to stop pedaling while the wheels are still spinning and you’re going forward.
Cycling on fixie or fixed-gear bikes is more demanding when compared to singlespeed or freewheel bikes.
Fixie bikes stand out in the urban cycling world thanks to their style and the link between the cyclist and the bike. They’re an emblem reflecting each one’s personality, and components and accessories play a major role in customising your bike.
At Santafixie, you’ll find all the components and accessories needed to customise your bike. We have a wide selection of frames and forks, wheels, handlebars, sprays and other products that will adapt to your needs and make your bike unique.
We have the best brands dealing with fixie bikes. At Santafixie, we have created our own fixie- and singlespeed-bike brand, one of the most competent in the market.At our online shop, you’ll find the best brands, such as Cinelli, FabricBike or Santafixie, among many others, and choose the model that best fits your needs.