Can You Ride A Fixed Gear Mountain Bike? | Freaky Fixed Gear Riding


(lighting) – It’s a new bike day for me
and I got something special! I got this (laughs). It’s not new, no. Here’s my Nukeproof scout. But this is new. Look at this peddling backwards! (gasp) and then forwards! You can’t stop peddling. This is a fixed gear bike so that means I have no free hub, I have no rear brake. I’ve never ridden one of
these fixed gear bikes before. And I’m in the woods and
there’s a lot of single track in these woods so I’m
going to go test it out. See how hard it is. Challenge accepted. Which way? When I go I can’t stop peddling though. (groans) Oh my god! (groovy music) I can get used to this! Just peddling away. Knowing that I can’t stop
peddling right now is fine. But I reckon if I get into some corners. Aw hell! I don’t know what I’m gonna do! Crash probably. That’s probably what you want to see, crashing. (laughs) I see a trail! It’s time to out my (laughs) That’s alright! (grunting) You can’t stop though! Oh my there’s jumps. Oh my god! Oh no look at that. I’ve got, like, some rock
step thing over the gap. (grunting) Can’t stop peddling! Literally, it’s like full gas! (laughs) (grunts) It worked, yeah? Nice! I hate rock gardens! Oh no! You can’t stop! Definitely riding the trail way slower. Oh no. Goodness me I can’t. (grunting) Oh no, no. Oh trees! Tree! Oh no what are these? (laughing) No rear brake! Oh my gosh look at this one. (laughing) easy! (stammering) I hit my foot. That’s hard but you know
I’m getting so used to it, like, popping the back wheel stopping for I know I’m running a front
brake but I’m scared. I’m gonna try that again. This is quite tacky. I’m going to have to go faster into it because I didn’t know
what I was getting myself into when I was over there. Pedal strikes! (wheezing and laughing) Give me more! A little insight to what this
whole thing is all about. Look at this, so this is just a rear sprocket and it’s bolted straight to my
disc mount rotor bolt holes. That’s why I can’t run
a real brake because that has been taken up by his fixed gear cassette thing here and then on the front, because it’s not a horizontal dropout, it’s a vertical dropout so
you can’t really get tension and I haven’t got a
tensioner so what I’ve done, I took my chain device
off my Canyon Sender and what I’ve done with that, basically I’ve just
pushed it all the way up. Pushed the chain way up into there and that gives me enough tension so that chain doesn’t really
bounce off on the trail. Pretty clever stuff! You can just buy that! (laughing) Too easy! I’m gonna have to make
it harder for myself! And you guys that probably
know about fixed gears front brake, it definitely
helps you slow yourself down so I’m gonna remove that
brake so I’m brakeless. So I have to brake by locking up that really grippy rear tire. And the next bit is really steep. Oh no. Huge crash. Right let’s remove it. Now I am true fixie and I don’t like it. I actually don’t like it. We’re going to steep stuff. Why did I take the brakes off when I want to go do steep stuff? I can do skids though, watch this! (laughs) I’ll bunnyhop this. It’s really hard. I’m trying to get used to
hopping, slowing myself down. Hey, let’s bunnyhop this log! Let’s go down here. (grunts) Yes! For the single track, no brakes. This one gets really nasty. (straining) Oh you! I can’t stop! Can’t stop, can’t stop, can’t stop! (struggling) It probably doesn’t look fast and great and stylish. (laughs) but when you’re on the bike it’s like I’m going mach 10 with no brakes and you can’t stop
peddling on some horrible rough rooty stuff. Oh look at that pecky trail! Looks horrible, nasty,
consequences are high. Let’s try it! (laughs) On a normal bike I’d
land over there no lie. I’ll come and I’ll launch that. But I have no brakes and
I can’t stop peddling and this is death and that is death. Alright I’m going for it. You can’t even spin the pedals. (struggling) My wrists are so sore! When I was pushing down on the bike trying to keep my weight on the pedals to stop them coming off. So yeah, don’t want to do that again please. Please don’t give me another challenge. Oh you’re giving me another one. – [Cameraman] Yeah, maybe jumps? – Jumps? (electronic trap music) Jumps. I’m seat bouncing everything because that’s the only
way I can get over it! Down that? Oh you! (laughs) That’s horrible! I think there’s something
wrong with my gear. Oh, I found what’s wrong. My front chainlink’s
like the loosest thing in the whole world. (laughs) Well that ended prematurely look at that! I lost two bolts out of there! These are nearly out. Those two are nearly coming out. If they came out I had
no chance of stopping. I reckon that would have just spun like. I think because of that
I think there’s gonna be a part two for sure because, I reckon, because it’s my
first time riding a fixie and I thought it was
getting kind of interesting. I was doing those jumps which, I didn’t think I could ever do jumps on a fixed gear bike. I ask people how they’re doing it. They’re on some crazy ass bikes. So hopefully you enjoy this video. Hopefully this is like, I don’t know. Inspired you to want to go and do it? I hope not because it’s flipping horrible. If you want to see
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