These days you can't go into any major metropolitan area without seeing some young, tattooed kid on a fixed-gear bike. The single-geared beasts of burden are often built for speed and gained notoriety among messenger culture, before being appropriated by tree-hugging, smog-hating hipsters everywhere... but you know, in an ironic way.

Even if you don't live in Portland, Oregon or Williamsburg, Brooklyn, these rides are simple to maintain, easy to get used to, and also good for serious riders looking to train in the off-season. Whether you're looking to add to your collection or hoping to hop on the bandwagon for less, we got you covered.

At these prices, you can't expect top-of-the line stuff, but surprisingly, there are some pretty solid options. With the money you're saving, you can afford to soup up these rides, but that's a whole different story. We arranged these bikes from lowest to highest price. Better make sure your knees are in check, here are The 10 Best Fixed Gear Bikes Under $500.

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