Just idle curiosity really, but what's the difference between fixed and single speed?
I disagree. Singlespeed off road is good - less to clean, light and simple bike, less to break or to go wrong - compared to a geared MTB. However the freewheel is necessary to do those fun quick descents that are an integral part of riding off road.peejay78 said:single speed serves no purpose at all.
Disagree. You can still coast on fixed. Okay your legs can't actually stop but you can go along with no effort, just letting the pedals take your legs round. One of the things I enjoy about fixed is that exact feeling - speeding up, 'coasting', slowing down all through the pedals.Mr Phoebus said:If you go for a thirty mile ride on singlespeed, you'll probably cycle about twenty-six miles. On fixed you'll cycle the full thirty.