Latest Fixed-gear bicycle Stories

2010-10-18 06:45:00

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're looking for a functional yet fun gift for the young adult in your life, a popular "fixie" may be just what you're looking for. More and more people are finding their way back on to bicycles. Whether for sustainability, exercise, or the sheer joy of riding, bicycling and the bike culture is enjoying a comeback into the mainstream. One innovative company is helping to spearhead that comeback, making fixies a great idea for gifts this...

2009-01-13 15:55:00

Researchers in Taiwan are designing a computer for pedal cyclists that tells them when to change gear to optimize the power they develop while maintaining comfort. The system is described in the latest issue of the International Journal of Human Factors Modeling and Simulation. As environmental pressures mount to find greener modes of transport, more and more people are turning to bicycling not only as an enjoyable form of exercise but also as their main mode of transport for commuting. But,...

2004-11-29 18:00:12

Boil a mountain bike down to its bare essentials, and what do you get: knobby tires, a pair of brakes, and 27 gears, right? Not necessarily. For a growing number of mountain bikers, a single-speed is all you need. Consider, for example, the recent 12-Hours of the Hill of Truth endurance race held at Haw Ridge Park, in Oak Ridge, where the team of Gary Chambers, Jeff Harkleroad, Jason Stephens and Mark Bishop placed second in the Open Class riding single-speed mountain bikes. Racing...

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