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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-30-05, 07:53 PM   #1
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single speed mt bike

I am thinking about selling mt specialized stumpjumper fsr xc and getting a single speed mt bike. I have no experience with a single speed but would like to get into it. Most of the terrain is flat where i ride but very technical with rocks and roots where i ride in maine. I am looking at the Bianchi SASS cromoly frame and fork. Let me know what you think. How many of you do some serious technical mt biking on a single speed.
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Old 06-30-05, 07:58 PM   #2
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technical is fine on a SS, it's the steep hills that are hard. Before you do it you can always set your bike up to NOT shift and go for a ride and see how it goes. This would also help you gauge your gear selection on the SS bike. Stick it in the 32 ring and the 15, 16 or 17 in back and go for it. SS is definitely fun !
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Old 06-30-05, 09:24 PM   #3
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Singlespeed: yes
Technical: yes
Big hills: yes
Fun: yes

see here: http://www.mtbr.com/faq/ssfaq.shtml

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Old 06-30-05, 09:32 PM   #4
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i was in love with the redline single speed mountain bikes and in a perfect world i'd have one...

specialized has a single speed too
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i'm in the process of building a rigid Specialized Hardrock SS. more of a frankenbike than anything. i'll let you know how it turns out
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How many of you do some serious technical mt biking on a single speed.
I do and many people around here do. It's my favorite kind of riding. If you've got the skills the single speed won't hold you back. Remember, it's the rider not the bike.

Bring on the rocks!
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