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Fixed gear bike
A fixed-gear bicycle (or fixed-wheel bicycle, commonly known as a fixie) is a bicycle that has a drivetrain with no freewheel mechanism.

Most bicycles incorporate a freewheel to allow the pedals to remain stationary while the bicycle is in motion, so that the rider can coast, i.e., ride without pedalling using forward momentum. A fixed-gear drivetrain has the drive sprocket (or cog) threaded or bolted directly to the hub of the back wheel, so that the rider cannot stop pedaling. When the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn in the same direction.This allows a cyclist to apply a braking force with the legs and body-weight, by resisting the rotation of the cranks.

The freewheel was developed early in the history of bicycle design but the fixed-gear bicycle remained the standard track racing design. More recently the “fixie” has become a popular alternative among mainly urban cyclists, offering the advantages of simplicity compared with the standard multi-geared bicycle.

It also makes it possible to ride backwards although learning to do so is much more difficult than riding forward :)

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