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How fast do you sprint with your fixed/single on flats?

Old 02-12-18, 08:25 AM
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How fast do you sprint with your fixed/single on flats?

Im not a fixed or single speed rider, i ride a road bike like hybrid, just curious
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Re-tread Trolling thread from other BF sub-forums now in SS/FG.
Ignore along w/ OP.

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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Re-tread Trolling thread from other BF sub-forums now in SS/FG.
Ignore along w/ OP.

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Imagine being in a group then one person asked "how fast can you guys sprint?" one guy replied omg a troll move along guys
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Sprinting speeds should be the same, with the same gear. Think about it - what would possibly make it any different?

Having said that most people use lower gears than they would when sprinting on a road bike, so they will be limited by their leg speed. So in real world scenarios, this question is really about max cadence.
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"What would make it different" riding styles, geometry, fixed guys seems to do more explosive but short speedy rides than road guys, just curious and wanna compare the rb group to fixed group
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Originally Posted by Snipex View Post
Im not a fixed or single speed rider, i ride a road bike like hybrid, just curious
I'll feed the troll... if you're not a fixed gear or SS rider, why are you posting this in here?

Was a rhetorical question... you're trolling.
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Originally Posted by pesty View Post
I'll feed the troll... if you're not a fixed gear or SS rider, why are you posting this in here?

Was a rhetorical question... you're trolling.
Simple, the question is about ss and fixed, where does it say that you need one to be here? the question is about ss and fd and thats good enough buddy
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Originally Posted by Snipex View Post
Simple, the question is about ss and fixed, where does it say that you need one to be here? the question is about ss and fd and thats good enough buddy
Dude, you're trolling. How many times/places have you posted this "how fast can you go" bit? We get it... you can do 50+kph on your v-brake steel frame road/hybrid bike. Does it need 1/2 a dozen threads?
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I asked 3x about how fast they go, i asked 3 more other times about sprints but not the same stuff. where did you see me say my speed here? im simply asking them how fast they can go, just to compare rb,fixed,hybrid guys, also yeah, i get it im obssesed about sprinting, ive never even considered myself fast since some people here going atleast 10 kmh faster than me for a longer period of time, its just a temporary escape to my ****ty ass life ever since i moved to this **** hole country, making no friends whatsoever for over 4 years, its just something to give me a bit of reason to get up in the morning, im gonna **** off this forum now then
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Originally Posted by pesty View Post
Dude, you're trolling. How many times/places have you posted this "how fast can you go" bit? We get it... you can do 50+kph on your v-brake steel frame road/hybrid bike. Does it need 1/2 a dozen threads?
sorry for the break down lol but im outta here buddies, hope yall have a good one
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Dang it. Am I too late for the "every bike is a SS if you don't shift!"
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Kinda fast.
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Under the right conditions, 117kph. But I have to draft @REDMASTA at 87 before my epic attack, and even then I can't sustain it for more than about 90 minutes. Hilariously, someone was glued to my rear wheel last time out and he blasted by me just when I thought all was golden. Might have been the OP, but unsure. Either way that guy was doing 140+ and I'd really appreciate it if he'd ID himself so's I can keep an eye out next time.
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Originally Posted by Snipex View Post
"What would make it different" riding styles, geometry, fixed guys seems to do more explosive but short speedy rides than road guys, just curious and wanna compare the rb group to fixed group
There's an implied dichotomy here between road and fixed gear riders. In reality there is more crossover and blurred lines than what you might think.

What is the difference between a "fixed guy" and a "road guy" to you? Not trying to be facetious here, there are members of both camps that are seriously strong and produce tons of power in a sprint. Often times the same person.
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I'll show you how to figure it out, using my bike as an example. You can apply the same calculation to your bike.

Cadence: 100 rpm
Chainring: 46T
Cog: 19T
Wheel diameter: 27 inches

Speed: 19.4 mph

There are riders who could sprint much faster than me, so you just have to plug their numbers into the same calculation. This is in fact a difference between SS and geared bikes: For the most part, when you get to a sprint on a SS bike, you're in the same gear that you were in when you left your house. You literally choose your sprinting speed when you build the bike. Does this help clear things up?

Note in edit: Of course my physical condition plays into the equation as well. If I had stronger legs, I'd be able to push a taller gear, and go faster.

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Good ol' SS/FG. Has the OP breaking down about their self-proclaimed sh*tty life in 10 posts.
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im gonna **** off this forum now then
So how Fast can you **** off this forum then?

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I can’t sprint very fast on flat tires.
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Originally Posted by Snipex View Post
I asked 3x about how fast they go, i asked 3 more other times about sprints but not the same stuff. where did you see me say my speed here? im simply asking them how fast they can go, just to compare rb,fixed,hybrid guys, also yeah, i get it im obssesed about sprinting, ive never even considered myself fast since some people here going atleast 10 kmh faster than me for a longer period of time, its just a temporary escape to my ****ty ass life ever since i moved to this **** hole country, making no friends whatsoever for over 4 years, its just something to give me a bit of reason to get up in the morning, im gonna **** off this forum now then
Jesus, man. I wonder why you didn't make any friends...
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As fast as i can rrrrraaaaaaaaaggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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For the sake of clarity the attached pics are of actual "Sprints" which only occur at the finish line of the various disciplines of bicycle racing.

While the Tuesday Night City Limits Sign World Championships and solo max speed HIIT efforts are good fun and traditional training for the real thing they are not "Sprints".
Doubt that this is the case?
Line up, pin on a number and take it to line like you really mean it to verify.

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