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Old 10-15-06, 09:08 PM
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slvoid
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Depends, if you have a lot of hills, it's more work on a fixie. If you have less hills, it's more work on a road bike. Fixies give you a little momentum push on your pedals plus on flat ground, the lack of a complicated drive chain gives you a lot more efficiency.

So on flat ground, at the same cadence, the guy on the roadie is actually working harder than the guy on the fixie.
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