What is a single speed bike?

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 JoltingJoe 1 year, 10 months ago.

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    Hey guys! I am thinking of getting myself a bike… I used to ride my friend’s bike years ago. It had different speeds, but I never adjusted those settings though. I was afraid he’d kill me!

    I am actually from a different country, so I’m not too sure about terminology and whatnot. What is a single speed bike exactly? Are they like other types of bikes, or are there some particular benefits of getting a single speed bike?


    Yeah, I totally recommend single speed bikes! I actually have one myself. They are super affordable. I bought mine at Regal Bicycles. Check out their website or give them a call.


    All you want is a bike right? You are not like an enthusiast or anything, are you? A single speed bike is cheaper than other bikes.

    My bike hardly gives me any trouble. I do take care of it regularly though. If you do the same, you will hardly need to go in for any repairs or servicing.


    I don’t know if I’d call myself a bike enthusiast, but I do like riding bicycles!


    With a single speed bike, you can just coast or cruise. If you happen to go for a long ride, this is helpful. You can give your legs a breather.


    Single speed bikes are the simplest bikes. For some other bikes, you may need some experience first. It can be tricky, trust me. With a single speed bike, no experience is necessary. You just hop on and get going.

    They have standard brakes, so stopping is no problem. I’m sure you are used to riding this kind of bike in the past. Stick to what you know. It’s simple and comfortable.


    A single speed bike is also lighter than many other types of bikes. Many other types of bikes in Canada can come with all kinds of bells and whistles. A single speed is uncomplicated.

    These bikes are great for any of the roads in our city. Because they are simple, they have fewer parts. That also means it requires less maintenance than many other bikes. Fewer parts mean less things can go wrong.


    I have a bike like this and maintenance is such a breeze. Just make sure the tires are pumped and the chain is lubricated. Since they are light, you don’t really have to be concerned about shifting gears, unlike with other bikes. They may be light, but they are pretty sturdy.

    They are dependable and durable. They are less expensive. They are great for daily use. They have better quality hubs and wheels since you don’t have the other bells and whistles.


    If you know that you are going to be riding up hills and things like that on a daily basis, then you should get a multi-geared bike. Otherwise, I would recommend getting a single speed bike.

    These bikes are also customizable. You have a choice of handlebars. The single speed bike also has a freewheel mechanism. This means that the pedals can remain stationary even when the bike is moving. This allows you to coast. Coasting is kind of fun!

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