Can you stop pedaling on a fixed gear bike?
The short answer is no.
On the fixed gear bicycle pedals and rear wheel are directly connected, meaning when the rear wheel is spinning, pedals are spinning as well. Due to this, you cannot coast on the fixed gear bicycle and have to pedal every time the bike is moving. There are some really positive benefits to this. First one is that fixed gear bicycles are considered a great tool for effective exercise because since you cannot stop pedaling you will maintain higher heart rate during the exercise. The second good reason is that due to the effect of ever spinning pedals you will learn to maintain better-pedaling cadence that is more consistent and will see the results once you jump from your fixed gear bicycle to your geared bike immediately.
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