Los Fixie Riders: L.A. teens on why they prefer fixed-gear bikes

Fix gear bike riders are the new punk rockers? Free expression, danger, fun and style seems to be the reason some are jumping on the fixed-gear bandwagon. As the video description says:

“Fix gear bikes are not new. It’s early 19th century technology and cyclist who ride them today swear by them. It’s not a new trend either, devout fixed gear aficionados shed tears when retailers like Urban Outfitters started selling fix gear bikes in 2009. The new phenomenon here is that tweens and teens of color are jumping on these bikes on city streets.”