Outside Magazine asks GearJunkie Editor to 'Debate' Fixed-Gear Bikes

In an essay published today by Outside Magazine, Stephen Regenold (founder of GearJunkie) goes head-to-head with Outside editor Scott Rosenfield.

The subject: Fixed-gear bikes. Outside asks, “Are fixies the true soul of cycling, or are they just a ridiculous fad blighting urban streets?”

Read the full debate here, and comment below if you have an opinion on the fixie debate.

Posted by Steve Boehmke - 06/11/2013 11:56 AM

I remember when I started riding my Ibis Scorcher about 15 years ago. It felt uniquely “pure” and “caveman” at the same time. Bottom line is it was a fun alternative to freewheeled bikes. As far as the “trend” topic goes, anyone on two wheels and a chain (or belt, as it may be…) is good by me. Viva!:http://google.com

Posted by T.C. Worley - 06/11/2013 01:23 PM

Without an ounce of bias, I’m with you, GJ. I’m not fixed-only, but I love and appreciate the genre. If I lived somewhere with a moderate amount of elevation change, I might feel differently. But for now- Long Live Fixed – and less specifically, SingleSpeed!

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