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What is a Singlespeed?

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What is a Singlespeed?

Singlespeed bicycles have a single gear ratio.

©Beth Puliti
Definition: A singlespeed is a bike without multiple gears. This type of bicycle is free of derailleurs and gear-hubs. Today, the word “singlespeed” commonly refers to a bike with a freewheel and hand brakes. Many riders enjoy singlespeed mountain bikes for their simplicity and reliability.

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