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Hey fixed gear people, brakes or no brakes?

Asked by fujivelo (480points) March 17th, 2011

I personally have one for all this rain here in Seattle…

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jaytkay's avatar

Track bikes must be brake-less. If one racer suddenly decelerates, you have a pile-up.

Brake-less on the street is a pointless and unsafe affectation.

There are literally no hills where I ride. So I have only a front brake (yes, the front is the most important). When I lived elsewhere, I had front and back.

woodcutter's avatar

Personally I can’t think of a good enough reason to forgo brakes. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.

jerv's avatar

Brakes. I rarely rode fixies, but when I did, I tended to build up more speed than my legs could take away. And with some of the hills here in King county, that is bad!

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