Hey guys, I'm a lurker here, and a poster over in the mtb forum. I'm looking at getting a singlespeed to ride dirt on. Technical stuff-rocks, roots, off camber, really typical singletrack. Anyway, I'm checking out the Kona Unit and the Bianchi S.A.S.S.. Anyway, that's not my question.
My husband thinks I'm crazy, and the guys at the LBS question my leg strength. Really though, it's a matter of lungs catching up with legs. And how will I ever know if I can make the transition, if I don't try, right? I don't race, so speed doesn't really matter to me. I think they're more concerned about my not keeping up on rides. Any thoughts on this subject, or are they looking at this chick and thinking: "yeah right, whatever" because I'm a gurrl?
I've never singlespeed'ed it before, but I'm amazed with the simplicity of the machines. Rigid, steel, no gears. Really, I can't get the thought out of my mind. Anyway, I guess I could tell them to go screw themselves and order one anyway. Sorry about the rant.