I have been fixing my mountain bike up over the winter and riding fixed to stay in shape and get around. I must say, I have tons more raw power and can pop wheelies and bunny hop with little effort but the freewheel thing is screwing me up big time. When I am accelerating and stop pedaling to take a turn my muscles kinda freak. I'm loving the new raw power, but hating the mountain biking skill that seems to all need to be relearned. I think a lot of it is the geometry that is screwing me up.
How does riding fixed affect you all?
Either way I've decided I am going to ride both more equally now that I have the mountain bike pseudo working again.
P.s. gears are awesome, but derailleurs suck.