Single Speed Mountain Bike

Rubric: Other | 19 May 2014 | no comments yet »
Single Speed Mountain Bike

Advantages of The Single Speed Mountain Bike Proponents of the single speed mountain bike have various reasons for their choice. Some say it is a ‘purer’ choice, where what you can do is based strictly on your strength and skill without the assistance  of gears. Others cite more practical concerns such as efficiency and weight. A single speed is considerably lighter than a bike with full gears. Extreme riders who have trimmed every ounce of weight off their bikes will likely see an obvious change in how the bike rides after it loses 2-3 pounds of  weight in derailleurs, gears, shifters and cables. The chain on a single speed is also more efficient several  percent when compared ...

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Singlespeed Bicycle Conversions

Rubric: Other | 7 May 2014 | no comments yet »
Singlespeed Bicycle Conversions

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Single-speed bicycle

Rubric: Road bicycles | 14 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
Single-speed bicycle

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Spews | The Information Hole | Surly Bikes

Rubric: Other | 14 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
Spews | The Information Hole | Surly Bikes

Single-Speed Gearing 101 Since the reinvention of the wheel –that is, since single speeding came back into vogue, after having been relegated to kids’ bike status for decades– there has been a lot of discussion about set-up of single speeds. Yes, single speeds simplify things, in that there are fewer moving parts to get snagged or go out of adjustment, but the finer points of each type of drive train require special consideration, from chain line to chain ring bolts to the best cog or chain to use; but perhaps no question gets asked more than “What gear combo is right for me?” Well Billy, there is no straight answer to this question, as every bike and rider is ...

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MTBR.com Single Speed Forum – Single Speed FAQ

Rubric: Other | 14 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
MTBR.com Single Speed Forum – Single Speed FAQ

Single Speed FAQ Credits/Contributors Why? (the notorious question) Why ride single speed? Ah. The question that has intrigued many, and eluded others (we won’t hold it against the latter). For many people, single speeding is all about the simplicity and low maintenance. For others, it represents a lot more. It may be about rejecting (often high-priced) technological advancements that promise to make us better cyclists, yet seem go the way of Biopace chainrings in just a few years time. Maybe it’s making a stand against the flood of aggressive marketing campaigns from big business conglomerates (otherwise known as “the man”). It might simply be boredom, and the need ...

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