Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kentucky, US
Bikes: Only 3, looking for a good 4th.
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Getting a new bike soon...
I recently decided I need to step it up from my old bike a bit, but I want something unique, and simple.
I don't care to put a lot of time into working on a bike, and I don't mind spending some money.
Basically, I just want a bike that won't break... So when i start on a old trail for 10 miles, I won't have to walk 5... (I have bad luck, if anything breaks, it's when I'm as far away as possible).
I guess this might be a bad idea, but would it be rediculous to build it with simple gears? only 1 crank wheel, and 5-6 rear gears?
I know I'll get a hard-tail frame, and maybe no front shocks, but I'm undecided...
I'm also looking at few gears, and widely spread too...
What do you think about a solid frame with those gears?
I've seen people on the trail with no spoke rims, what does everyone think of them?
Also, anyone have comment on air-free tires?
What about disc brakes? my current bike has them, but I don't notice a difference...