Hello all, Im new to here and also new to fixies. Ive ridden bmx and mountain bikes my whole life and just moved into the city and wanted to get a fixed gear instantly. i recently got a redline 925 and am really pleased with it so far. But just had a few questions.
First it came with those mustache bars which i am not really of fan of. I was looking to get either some straight flat bars or riser bars (just 1" rise or something, nothing big) I was wondering what you guys would suggest? Ive seen bikes with flat and risers so not too sure on what to decide or the advantages and disadvantages of each one.
And if I were to pick riser bars: Im curious on how the bike would feel as most riser bars ive seen have a sweep to them. Would a sweep feel weird on a fixed gear bike? Or are there even any riser bars out there that have no sweep and how would those work?
And lastly, the 925 came with a front brake and a back brake. Im planning on keeping both on for now,until I test the bike out a little more,and then keep just the one that works better for a fixie, and then eventually take off both maybe once i get more used to the bike. DO you guys usually keep the front brake on or rear? Im thinking of keeping just the front as it will obviously work a little better and the bike will look a lot simpler. But on the other hand i feel like if i had to slow down realy fast with just a front brake I would press it really hard as I would on a back brake on a regular bike resulting in going over the bars.
Any help appreciated, thank you very much