Daily Dose: Co-Motion Streaker & Fixed-Gear Bikes

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Fixed-gear bikes have garnered a small following in the past five years, with urban commuters and bike messengers being some of the earliest adopters.

Proponents cite increased control, focus and awareness of your technique. Some even wax silly about a oneness with the bike.

For this review, I tested the Streaker, a skinny tire single-speed made by Co-Motion Cycles Inc. of Eugene, Ore.

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.