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    Fixed Gear

    Hi Everyone
    I'm New At Riding A Fixed Gear Bike.But I Have A Question To Ask.
    Does Riding A Fixed Gear Bike Help Your Power & Speed?

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    If you ride it right, yes.
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

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    A fixed gear can help you develop power if the gear is really too high for the hill you're climbing. But then you could use a higher gear on a multi-geared bike and it would do the same thing.

    A fixed gear can help you pedal faster if the gear is lower for the flat or downhill than you would use on a multi-geared bike. But then you could shift to a lower gear.

    So the answer to your questions has to be "no, not necessarily".
    Last edited by Mike T.; 03-03-07 at 12:36 PM.

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