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Ulitmate Fixxed gear Mtn bike

DirtyMike

Turbo Fluffer
Aug 8, 2005
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My own world inside my head
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.....
 

JRogers

talks too much
Mar 19, 2002
3,791
1
Claremont, CA
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.....
My ultimate fixed gear mounain bike would have a freewheel....and maybe some gears.
 

reflux

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2002
4,622
2
G14 Classified
My ultimate fixed gear mounain bike would have a freewheel....and maybe some gears.
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!
 

spliffy

Monkey
Dec 10, 2007
174
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DURANGO Colorado
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.
 

DirtyMike

Turbo Fluffer
Aug 8, 2005
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My own world inside my head
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