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    Fitting a Singlespeed For a Bigger Guy

    I'm in the market for a new bike and I have been thinking about looking into a single speed. The thing is, is i'm a bigger guy. I weigh in at 280. I have a hybrid i've been riding for a while now, and those are bigger bikes. I ride daily for fun, and would like something that is a little different. My question is, should I even bother with a single speed since those are smaller frames and i'm a bigger guy.

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    Singlespeeds come in all sizes, just like geared bikes.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    What he said; a LOT of singlespeeds are converted geared bikes, anyway. And even the purpose-built SS's come in a variety of sizes.

    The minute you bring a preconceived notion to the table, somebody in the bike industry will show you something that's BEEN in place to knock you down. Open your MIND, young Padowan.

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    It may boil down to the Mash Factor - Single speed fellows can slow on hills requiring them to really mash the pedals to keep moving - This is not a bad thing but having a 280# plus guy on a bike and then torquing it down on a mash could really put some strain on a frame...


    Hey... Could that be another bumper sticker?... "Strain Your Frame"
    Last edited by zandoval; 06-17-13 at 11:32 AM.

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