A fixie bike is short for a fixed-gear bicycle. Fixie bikes are a type of bike that run solely at one gear ratio which means the bike has a single gear which is fixed directly onto the rear wheel of the bike. This means the bike cannot move without the rider manually pedalling, there is no freewheeling like most other bikes. These bikes are perfect for anyone that desires the utmost in control and connection to their bike, considering that pedalling is responsible for all of the bikes movement. In general it requires greater muscle strength and focus to ride a fixie bike. These bikes have a simplistic and low maintenance design that require less components than standard geared bikes. Fixie bikes are most often ridden in urban setting as they perform best on flatter surfaces.