Regal Bicycles is an online retailer of single speed and fixed gear bicycles, inspired by the clean look of the vintage track bicycle. We are based out of Toronto, Canada and strive to provide attractive, affordable, reliable, good quality fixed gear bicycles for the urban cyclist.
Our bicycles are affordable because we have low overhead. Selling straight to the consumer (you!) allows us to pass on the savings! Because of our streamlined nature we can ship anywhere in Canada, so it doesn't matter if you are in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal or Halifax. We ship for free, fast!
A fixed gear bicycle, or a fixie bike, is a bicycle that does not have freewheel capabilities, meaning you cannot coast. In basic terms, the pedals are always moving. If you pedal forward, your fixie bike will move forward; if you pedal backward, your fixed gear bicycle will move backwards. Pedaling backwards can also slow the bike to a stop, by resisting the rotation of the pedals. Some experienced fixie bike riders remove the brake cables altogether, opting to pedal backwards or skid to brake themselves.
Fixed gear bikes are light, very efficient and easy to maintain (fewer moving parts means fewer broken down parts). They are extremely maneuverable and fun to ride!
The rear hub on all Regal Bicycles is reversible, giving you the choice to ride our bicycles as single speed bikes as well. Single speed bikes have the same gear ratio as fixed gear bicycles, but they allow the rider to coast. Riding downhill on a single speed bike will give your legs a rest, since you do not have to continuously pedal as you would in fixed gear cycling!
All of our bicycles, by default, are set up as single speed bikes with both front and rear brakes. Setting your bicycle up as a fixie bike can be done very easily by flipping the rear wheel.
We offer 10 fixed gear bicycle models and are always working on the design of new models to expand our product line.
Do you have an idea about a colour, style or accessory you'd like for your fixed gear bike? Contact us! We design all our bicycles in Toronto and would love your input.