Single speed bikes are one of the most common types of bikes today and all kinds of cyclists from recreational riders to advanced racers are drawn to them. There are simplicity, low maintenance, and more affordable.
Since there are no gears on a single speed bicycle, you don’t have to worry about shifting. A single speed bicycle is much easier to ride and allows you to focus on enjoying the ride rather than shifting your gears.
These bikes are very low maintenance because there aren’t as many moving parts compared to multispeed bicycles. A large portion of the cost of a new bicycle lies within the drivetrain that can include the derailleurs, shifters, cassette, crankset, cables, and housing. A large majority of these parts don’t exist on a single speed, reducing the overall retail price of the bike. single speeds are often times more affordable compared to multispeed bikes both during the initial purchase of the bike and with any repairs that need to be done after the purchase of a bike.
There are a lot of excellent reason to take up riding bikes:
- It’s a great and healthy way to move from point A to point B.
- It’s free – no gas to put in, no parking spaces to pay for.
- It’s low impact on your body. There are no jarring-impact moments like with running.
- It’s a great place to start with exercise. Sit on bike. Pedal. Done.
- It’s fun!