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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 02-03-08, 11:11 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-03-08, 11:13 AM   #2
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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.

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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.

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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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Old 02-03-08, 12:28 PM   #5
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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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