It's my first fixed gear. It's an older Raleigh Super Course frame and moderately high gear. The tires are perfect for the urban riding I do. The flip-flop hub is set to fixed gear right now, but I've got the singlespeed with freewheel option too. Until I get really comfortable riding, I'll leave both brakes on, then eventually I'll take off the rear and then maybe the front too. This makes 5 bikes I own. I'm planning on selling two though. There is a serious storage space issue in my dorm room.