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    Junior Member Zeke's Avatar
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    training on a fixed gear.....

    I just completed building my first fixed gear, and its an awesome ride!! But has anyone seen any benfits to training on a fixed gear as opposed to to Hybrid? If so, what have been your experiences?

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    Yeah, Lance trained on a 41X17.
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    The benifits of training on a fixed gear will probably be increased endurance, stamina, and strength, as well as a better spin.

    -Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robcycle View Post
    The benifits of training on a fixed gear will probably be increased endurance, stamina, and strength, as well as a better spin.

    -Rob.
    Yes, but it really depends on your gear and how your ride it. Overgear it and ride it like a lazy hipster and it'll do you no good.

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    I put 10 miles on my fixed gear to every mile I put on my geared bikes this past year. I rode that way because I had much less time for riding than in previous years, and I find I get a better workout on the fixie than I do on a geared bike if its a shorter ride (~20 mi). On the other hand, I tend to stay away from the longer and steeper climbs when I'm riding the fixed gear.

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    Oh, and less **** to clean after a rainy winter ride.

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