Roadie VS Fixie | GCN’s Bicycle Courier Challenge

Bicycle couriers typically use reliable, sturdy bikes to get around cities as quickly as possible. A lot of them choose to use fixies thanks to their simplicity and robustness. But why wouldn’t they use a road bike? Surely it’s faster? In this video, Hank challenges fixed gear legend Alec Briggs to a race across Bristol to find out whether roadies or fixies are the best choice for bike couriers.

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Which do you think will be faster? Alec on his fixie, or Hank on his Superbike?

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ES_A Wasteland Fairytale – Matt Large
ES_Add It Up (Blah Blah) – Bonkers Beat Club
ES_As Real As It Gets – Matt Large
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ES_Vaporize – Squiid
ES_Violent Wavebusting – Crystal Shards
ES_Wasted Education – Blue Topaz
ES_With the Waves – Moon Craters
ES_Would if I Could – The New Fools

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