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Ulitmate Fixxed gear Mtn bike

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by DirtyMike, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. DirtyMike

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    So discussion coming from the lounge, What would everyone want in an Ultimate Fixxed gear Mtn bike.

    Personally I would like to run a lightweight Steel Cross style frame, 700c wheels For myself a 170 crank, Front Disc brake, Avid Mechanicals. WTB speed V seat.... Add on, I am curious what others would do, also I need Ideas for myself. I have no Idea as to a gear ratio either.....
     
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  2. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    My ultimate fixed gear mounain bike would have a freewheel....and maybe some gears.
     
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    w3rd. Don't forget the riser bars, knobby 26" tires, and suspension fork.

    I did a ride in So Cal this past weekend called the Counting Coup. It was a ~42 mile ride, with a longer option (Vision Quest) at around 56 miles, both ~8000 +/- feet of climbing. There always seem to be a freak or two (out of ~300 riders) who attempt and complete the VQ on a fixed gear. Oh snap!
     
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    Mike, jew so crazy.
     
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    Man, thought sure the hipsters would never take the "trendy" to the trail........
     
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    I should say, I know it wont be a bike for 40 plus mile rides, probably ten at the most. Local trail for the most part.

    So, any gear combo suggestions???
     
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  7. LordOpie

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    34-24 :)
     
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  8. DirtyMike

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    So I think I have decided on a frame



    Or, Possibly the Surly


     
  9. spliffy

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    This idea seem silly to me but we all love bikes so to each their own i guess. If it were me i would go for a mnt frame spec to get better geo and would run just a front brake with a 80-100mm fork. I would want a better frame than a cross frame because i would want to know that when things got ruff i could relie on my bike handaling skills to get out of trouble and on a cross frame i just dont think the redponce would be there. If you ride mellow trails and don't have a lot of tech stuff to ride than maybe but hear in durango i would want a bike that would handle acording.
     
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    Yeah, the idea is for fireroad riding, working on pedalling, testing the limits of cornering skills etc. I am thinking the same on the fork 80-100 mm.

    Anything more technical, I will get the big bike out
     
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    like the frame. you should give it a try. good luck.
     
  12. martini

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    Solution?

    White Industries ENO hub.

    ANY frame will work then.

    And they work very well may I add.