If you’re new to the fixed bike phenom, we’re here to tell you there’s just no stopping ’em. Pardon the pun, but it’s sorta funny when one of the hottest trends on both coasts is geared (oops, there’s another one) towards passive death-wishers. As the original racing bikes, “fixies”, as they’re called, are sans breaks. Slowing and stopping is done the Fred Flintsone way. All the rage among LA and NYC hipsters, their popularity is getting just about everyone to slow down and take notice. Jocko Weyland’s recent New York Times piece gives an in-depth perspective to this thrill ride, as does this extensive Fixed Gear Gallery.