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How to Skid Stop on a Fixed Gear Bike

Riding on a fixed gear bike is a lot of fun, but not being able to stop is not. Fixed gear bikers often times don’t have conventional brake systems on the bike for racing purposes. Instead, they rely on doing a skid stop. Skid stopping is not difficult, but when done improperly, it isn’t hard to send yourself flying over your handlebars. If you are practicing to lear skid stopping, I recommend doing so on really smooth asphalt or concrete. I made this short 1-minute video on how to skid stop. Enjoy and ride safe!

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