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Old 06-20-05, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalStrike
I ride 48x16, as well. You will get stronger at stopping the more you ride. I was sore on the inside of my quads for a few days when I first started riding fixed. It will just take some time, but you will build those stopping muscles plenty soon.

Additionally, 48x16 is not an ideal gear for braking. I may drop to a lower gear, personally.
thanks p I haven't gotten sore yet, but I'm afraid for my knees. that's quite a bit of weight I'm putting it under. consequently, any older fixed riders here that have no knee problems? that would be reassuring.
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