Old 11-20-20, 09:44 PM
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Some years back I flirted with a fixed rigid mtb. I used one of those Origin8 cogs that fit on the disc rotor mount to make a regular hub fixed. I put a V brake on the back, as the SS frame had mounts for both (something rare that I look for on frames for sale...there is a period of frames that have both post and disc mounts on them.)

I had fun, but I couldn't hang with the demands of the long steep downhills with obstacles. I'm not a poorly skilled rider. It's just that I had a few yikes moments and resented not being able to let it go.

I gave it up in two weeks.

I love single speeding though.

Single speeds can also borrow trials riding techniques as well. Something full suspension bikes don't need or really do.

Dingle speed bikes are the way to go too. I'm into that.

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