Single Speed wrote:
I'm very happy with my single speed, fully rigid mountain bike. It's light, efficient and simple.
I am glad to hear you enjoy your SS MTB experience. I am actually about to bring my 10-15 yr old Trek 820 fully rigid mountain bike into my local bike shop to have it converted to a SS. The gears are all screwed up and the guy at the shop said it might not even be worth fixing... seems like the perfect opportunity to make the conversion. I will use this SS as my bad weather/cruising bike. I have a road bike I usually use and need because it is faster. I am often cutting it close to being late for work and the commute ends up being an all out effort. I need those gears!
Also, for 2 years now I have been very very interested in getting into fixed gear riding but I, like a poster above, don't have the time or energy to get all into the biking world. I don't have time, money, energy or patience to build up a bike and keep upgrading components. I just want a bike that works and is fun. I like running because it is simple and that's what I want from my biking. I think this SS mtb will do the trick for now.
Although, maybe I should just bite the bullet one of these days and by a new $500-$600 fixed. Now, I just need to find $500-$600...