Fixed>>Freewheel Winter Bike?
So I have a fixed I'm happy with, but will be moving to Breckenridge and don't really wanna deal with spinning down hills and dying going back up. So going to freewheel, lowering the GI to somewhere around 58, replacing the risers with road drops and putting brakes back on, and getting cross tires.
My question, mind I will be dealing with winter conditions often, is whether or not it is worth my money to get a cross fork with a cantilever up front or will I not really get that much better brake power on the rims compared to baseline Tektro calipers I already have? Would it be a smarter buy to just get nicer (roomier?) calipers? Or should I just stick with what I have cause upgrading wont really do enough to warrant the expense?