Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

Fixie bikes, also known as fixed gear bikes, have gained popularity in recent years among urban cyclists and enthusiasts. These bikes are minimalistic, lightweight, and offer a unique riding experience that cannot be replicated by traditional geared bikes. As a result, fixie bikes have become a sought-after item for both casual and professional riders alike.

With their simple design and lack of gears, fixie bikes offer a more direct connection between rider and bike, allowing for greater control and responsiveness. And because they have fewer moving parts, they require less maintenance than traditional geared bikes.

But fixie bikes aren’t just practical – they’re also stylish. Customizable options often include frame color, handlebars, and wheels, so you can create a bike that reflects your personal style.

Hethel's Bells: Lotus x HOPE Olympic Track Bike

Hethel’s Bells: Lotus Engineering x HOPE Olympic Pursuit Bike

COVID-19 messed with a lot of events this year, including the Olympic Games, scheduled for July and August 2020. The Great Britain Cycling Team had big plans for these games, riding on a new collaboration between Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology.

Deadly Fins: Jack's Quirk Cycles Lo-Pro

Deadly Fins: Jack’s Quirk Cycles Lo-Pro

If there’s one word to describe Robert Quirk’s work, it’s varied. To date, his frame building career consists of Transcontinental Divide race bikes, trail-shredding dirt bikes, fast road bikes, all-roaders, ‘crossers and now, old-school lo-pro pursuit frames.

Velo City: Bicycle Culture and City Life

A Specialized Allez by Erik Nohlin

The design movement instigated by Milan’s Memphis Group during the 80s was a derisive one: for some aesthetes, it was a crime against the eye…