Why do fixies have no brakes?
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Also question is, do you need brakes on a fixie?
The main reason why traditional fixed gearbicycles don't have fixie brakes is because the originaltrack bikes didn't come with them. But there was a very good reasonwhy track fixies didn't have brakes.
Secondly, are fixies dangerous? 3 Answers. If you have brakes, then a fixie is nomore dangerous than a single speed once you get accustomedto not being able to coast. Simply put, on a fixie, if thebike is moving, you must be pedaling.
Keeping this in consideration, what is a fixie bike good for?
Riding a fixie means you make the most of yourlimited winter riding time. The other reason for riding fixed inthe winter is that water and salt is not exactly good forbike parts made from steel and aluminium. Derailleurs andfreewheel mechanisms are especially vulnerable, so it makes senseto do without them.
Do fixies have coaster brakes?
A track bike (fixed gear) has no front or rearbrakes. You should be able to find one that hasstandard brakes on both the front and rear wheels. The frontbrake is especially important since that's where most ofyour braking power comes from on a normal bike. A coasterbrake is basically a drum brake in the rearhub.