As fixed gear bikes sway in and out of trendiness, it's hard to doubt the appeal and potential lasting power of this still emerging culture.

As fixed gear bikes sway in and out of trendiness, it’s hard to doubt the appeal and potential lasting power of this still emerging culture. One of the most promising markets and incubators for this sport lies in a country once known for its utilitarian bike culture: China.

In small and large cities all over China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, and Guangzhou, local pockets of fixed gear bike enthusiasts are swiftly driving the sport forward, akin to its “no brake” mantra. Several websites (for example here and here) provide outlets for FG starved Chinese youth and connections to the global fixed gear biking community.

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