Enjoy seven minutes of oddly compelling fixed gear riding
Believe it or not, but the MASH-inspired edit didn’t die with the end of the fixie boom.
In fact, I would argue that they are going through something of a renaissance just now and this video of San Francisco local Geoff Best bombing — to use the correct fixie parlance — a descent near the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the best I’ve seen.
The seven-minute long video features Best manically spinning his way down a beautiful road before he turns onto a dirt road that quickly becomes a singletrack trail, hopping water bars and scrubbing speed with skids with improbable smoothness all the way.
The strange jungle beats that accompany the video have divided opinion in the BikeRadar office, but it doesn’t make the video any less compelling.
Trust me when I say that this is worth seven minutes of your time.
If you’re looking for more rad fixie edits, check out the rest of videographer Terry Barentsen’s channel, although some of them feature some truly terrifying riding!
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork, fixie-botherer, tandem-evangelist, hill-climbing try hard, and thinks nothing of taking on a daft challenge for the BikeRadar YouTube channel. With a near encyclopaedic knowledge of cycling tech — from the most esoteric niche nonsense to the most cutting edge modern kit — Jack takes pride in his ability to seek out tech and stories that would otherwise go unreported. Jack has been a Senior Staff Writer at BikeRadar for three years now and is currently testing an All-City Mr Pink as his long term test bike.