Like a Jerk
what are the advatages of riding ss bikes?
is that it?
not at all, for me its the simplicity of going out and just riding my bike. No worries about being in the right gear for a climb, I just stand up and mash away. Less mechanical issues is also a plus. Where I ride the majority of the time, the ss is all I need. Its fun, easy to maintain, simple and better exercise. There are many of us here that ride single speeds as a primary bike, both 26" and the ever more popular 29er. I have a beautifully built up geared bike that literally sits in my shed, I always reach for the SS, I just enjoy it more. Alot of people say it brings them back to when they were a kid bashing around on a bmx bike, for me, it just suits my style a bit better.
Norm, for me, it is more fun and better exercise. If I am on the gearie and I am by myself like I usually am, I can spin easier gears to make things alot more easier. On the ss, there is only one gear to punish myself with. Whether Im on the flats of the hills, there is no making it easier. Fun wise, well, I just get frustrated when shifting becomes an issue. No shifting issues, no frustration. Any bike you ride, geared or ss, is going to provide a huge amount of fun and exercise.