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Gary Fisher Mullet, singlespeed or not?
I'm in the market for a bike, there's a longer thread over in the mountain bike section so I won't go into great detail. Needless to say I'm currently leaning towards a Gary Fisher Mullet. I notice that it comes in both singlespeed and multiple speed versions. I have an extensive riding background, however it has all been with BMX style bikes. Because of this I'm leaning towards the singlespeed version simply because it's what I know. Before I decided for sure however I wanted to get the opinions of people who ride singlespeed bikes. The two main reasons I'm buying the bike are two get around my college campus during the day, and also to serve as a form of exercise. At some point I may start doing some more extreme riding, however I don't ever seem myself truly "riding mountains". That being said, the reason I'm looking at the Mullet is because I need something durable. As I mentioned I'm used to riding BMX bikes and therefore used to being able to pretty much go wherever I pleased. I need something I can hop up and down curbs with, ride through grass/dirt/mudd, go down stairs, etc...
Anyway, I said I'd try and make the thread short and I've already gone longer than I originally thought. Basically I just need your opinions on singlespeed vs. not for the Gary Fisher Mullet.