fixed gear bike trend

Gordon Bennett! The fixed gear thing seems to be going through a bit of a lull, would you agree?

We all knew it would only be a matter of time before the massively over inflated bubble broke and I think it’s finally got at least a slow puncture.

The days of alleycats seem to be over, hill bombing videos are few and far between, new product is thin on the ground; the only thing that is really booming is fixed freestyle, on the internet at least.

The real indication that the boom is at its tail end is that I’ve been seeing a few new fixed riders around Swansea, the town that gets everything when it’s going out of fashion in the big cities. There have been so few riders here that there is literally no scene, there are less than 10 people who ride fixed and are part of ‘the (wider) scene’ that we know of.

How is it for you? Are you bored of all the blogs? Have all your local hispters found something else to do yet? Do you love riding fixed as much as you did a couple of years back?