The Lowdown on Track Bike Frames
A track frame is the type of bike that is normally seen slicing around a velodrome or outdoor track. In contrast to other bikes, the track bike comes with a fixed gear rear wheel and is normally easily distinguished by rear horizontal drop outs.
A track bike will come with narrow tyres inflated to really high pressures so that the rolling resistance is minimised. When it comes to priorities, rigidity prevails over lightweight for track bikes. This is because the rigidity increases the power transfer from the rider to the wheels.
Although elite level cyclists will normally opt for carbon frame track bikes, steel, aluminium or titanium can also be used.