A few months ago I was pedaling home from the BART station when part of the bottom bracket spindle and crank abruptly separated from from my bike. One second I was just riding along, and the next I was sliding on my feet, straddling the top tube of my bike, attempting to slow my momentum […]
You can get a decent BMX bike for less than $400 bucks with a full cromoly frame. Logic would say the same would hold true for a single speed or fixed gear track bike. After all, when a bike is reduced to one gear and a rigid fork, things become pretty simple, since there really […]
Masses of fixed gear riders from all over converged on San Francisco’s waterfront this weekend for Red Bull’s event, the Ride N’ Style. After hitting the trails in the MidPen in the am, we headed over to get our fix of free Redbull and to witness the carnage.
When I was on the hunt for a new urban sled, the Gran Royal Lurker came on my radar while pondering the types of radical maneuvers I would actually attempt to master on a fixed gear. I’m primarily a mountain biker with a bit of a BMX background, but I live in a city and […]
I’ve been riding on fixed gear bikes for a few years now. However, until recently I’ve never really embraced the style of riding fully. My fixie was basically ridden like a single speed road bike that can’t coast; since I’ve always run a front brake, I’ve never really committed to learning the entire skill set […]
Sitting in traffic sucks. Of all the aspects of urban living, experiencing the slow jam on a daily basis ranks upon my least favorite. Having to commute to the north bay drove me to the purchase of my first motorcycle a few years ago, and the frowns turned upside down as the throttle twisted. However, it didn’t […]
Fixed gear freestyle continues to evolve in this video from iMinusD shot here in SF. I’ve ridden most of these spots on my Black Market Riot, and admittedly not half as well as these guys. Turns out my favorite treeride line in Golden Gate park is a lot more popular than I had imagined. To […]