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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 06-16-13, 11:26 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-16-13, 12:17 PM   #2
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Singlespeeds come in all sizes, just like geared bikes.
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Old 06-16-13, 02:04 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-17-13, 11:14 AM   #4
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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"

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