Should I ride fixed gear or single speed?
Some of you here may not even yet know the difference…yet.
We think a Solé bicycle, whether you ride it as a fixie or single speed is the perfect bicycle. The bicycle is lightweight (you can pick it up with two fingers), its frame geometry and advanced road bike tires maximize efficiency and speed, and because of its one simple gear (either fixed or single), your bicycle will always be ready to cruise, no snags, no seeds.
A fixed gear bicycle is in movement only when you are. In other words, you can not coast on a fixie. Some of you may be asking, “why would I ever want to ride a bike like that?” It’s a matter of personal preference, and once people ride their bicycle fixed, they usually don’t ever go back. You feel extremely connected to the road and have complete control over your cycle.
A single speed bicycle means you are riding with just one gear, kind of like a beach cruiser, but you can coast, chillout, and relax while riding.
The radness of Solé is that our bicycle comes standard with what is known as a flip-flop hub, meaning you can ride it as a fixed gear or single speed.