So I'm about 100lbs overweight and for some reason thought it would be a good idea to buy a SS, Gary Fisher Rig to be exact last year. Bike fits great rides great, until today. Went for the first ride of the season. I am 45lbs heavier than I was last year, and I kept sinking due to the trail being soggy in certain spots, but holy hell I am destroyed. I had to stop every couple hundred yards or after a big hill. I knew you had to pedal your ass off on a SS, trust me, I was well aware. Maybe it isn't the best way to start out though. Any thoughts, suggestions on cheap ways to convert to 1x9 or even fully geared perhaps? Bike fits great and handles great, just need some gearing unfortunately. Guess I should've been in decent shape before jumping on the bandwagon. Can't say I didn't try though!