What Are Gravity Bikes?


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A gravity bike is a specialized bicycle that has no pedals or chains and relies strictly on gravity for movement. A gravity bike can only travel downhill, relying on steep gradients and gravity to propel the bike at fast speeds, sometimes reaching over 90 miles per hour.

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Traditionally, gravity bike riders start off with traditional BMX bicycles modified by lowering the handle bars and removing the pedals and chains. The seat is typically replaced with a banana or long serfa seat, letting riders sit further back. Weight is often added to the bottom of the bike to produce faster speeds and give riders a knee rest.

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