Track bikes where originaly designed for the sport of velodrome racing. Track bikes are based on the road bike frame hence the similar silhouette. There are however three major differences between the two bike types. Track bikes have a single speed, a fixed wheel and no brakes, where as road bikes have brakes and multiple gears with a free spinning wheel. Track bikes have no brakes because the rules of velodrome racing require the bike not to have any.
Because track bikes are built for speed and are hard to stop they are really only suited to the velodrome track. A popular rendition of the track bike is the fixie bike, fixies have a fixed wheel and just one gear much like a track bike but the difference is that they have brakes.
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