Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco
Bikes: 1980 Trek 660 fixed-conversion, IRO Mark V, Trek 6700 MTB, Univega Converted-Beater
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If you checkout the Fixed gear forum and search the threads you will find many people saluting the benefits of riding a fixie. I myself dont ride for training purposes - but since I have started riding fixed, I have noticed an enormous improvement in my form and my quick exertion. Once you learn to climb those hills you realize force you never have had to use - the easist way to get up a hill on a fixie is to sprint. As I have heard someone say before, riding fixed is like always have a trainer nipping at your heels - you can never wimp out or slow down on a hill, cause it just gets harder.
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