OK just to let you know I am very new to bikes, and really don't know much at all. I don't own a bike right now, but I am looking to pick one up. Looking for a road bike. I know why people would choose to ride multi gear bikes, and I know how they feel to ride and shift.
My questions are... what is a fixed gear bike like? I have never been on one. Why would you want one?
I assume they take a little more leg strength since you are fixed?
Do some of them not have... traditional brakes? (To me this is the brakes on handle bars)
Is the price difference between fixed and multi generally because you don't have the extra parts multi gear bikes do?
Are there any benefits, major or minor, to riding a fixed gear? In your own opinion of course. No scientific studies needed.
Any insight on the fixed vs multi would be awesome.