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Old 03-02-07, 11:19 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-02-07, 02:12 PM   #2
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If you ride it right, yes.
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Old 03-02-07, 11:16 PM   #3
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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".

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