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Old 07-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #3032
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Originally Posted by VTvfr View Post
Why a single speed?
I never quite understood the reasoning, besides weight reduction and reliability.
Here in the hills of Pgh, it'd kick my arse to be on a single or fixie
There are lots of single speed bikes around here. I have a single speed mountain and a geared mountain bike. I think I am faster up hills and rolling single track on the single speed. Your whole mentality changes when on a single speed and you would be amazed what you can climb. It is not for everyone, but it is fun to have a single speed in the stable.
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