I tried the search function but I couldn't find a whole lot about this particular question-
A group of local folks has started playing Bike Polo on a weekly basis. I'm looking for a beater bike to ride so I can play too but I'm not sure what to look for in a polo bike?
I'm thinking a single speed w/ coaster brake would be good. I've heard that it's easy to destroy wheels (I assume the mallets stick in the spokes sometimes?) so is there any way to reduce the risk of this? I think flat bars or radoneuring bars would be superior to bullhorns/drops/mustache/etc. bars.
Any seasoned Bike Polo Veterans want to share any advice about how to set up a reasonable polo bike? Thanks in advance.