It’s not often that things like this get under my skin. The “I ride track bikes, not trick bikes” line was well worn out come 2008. Now with fixed freestyle’s increasing popularity, there seems to be a slight resurgence in this useless banter which is why I’m speaking for most of us who ride fixed freestyle when I say this.
Look, we all started riding fixed freestyle because we rode track bikes. Well, at least most of us anyway. I personally still ride my vintage track bike all the time, in fact usually more than my fixed freestyle. Bottom line is this: bikes are bikes. Don’t hate on derailleurs and freewheels until you’ve tried them. And who cares what kind of fixed gear you ride, just ride a bike!