View Poll Results: What percentage of your 2004 mtb riding was done on a SS?

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    7 6.93%
  • 11-20

    2 1.98%
  • 21-30

    3 2.97%
  • 31-40

    4 3.96%
  • 41-50

    4 3.96%
  • 51-60

    4 3.96%
  • 61-70

    2 1.98%
  • 71-80

    12 11.88%
  • 81-90

    12 11.88%
  • 91-100

    51 50.50%
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  1. #1
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    Friday poll: % of 2004 riding that was ss?

    So, for the past year, what percentage of your mountain bike riding was done on a singlespeed?

    baker

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    That would be 100...

    It helps it be 100% when thats all you own!

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    Gave up the Truth to the Fiance

    The only bike that I "own" is my SS.
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    mine was a little low, but then again I only started SS at the end of the year.

    Ask me again next year and I am sure my answer will be different.

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    Funny,

    I gave my Hammerhead to my wife recently. I am currently SS only offroad.

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    Big SS year for me, as that I did a 24 hour race and a 50 mile race on the SS, which gave me great confidence in it.
    The year before I would switch to gears for stuff like that, now I feel like I don't need to.

    I rode gears at Downieville this year on a rented freeride bike for a few days (flew to CA without bike).
    And one weekend in VT this year at my parents on an old steel hardtail with gears that I have because the SS was down for repairs and we were out the door, had to grab a bike.

    Looking forward to spring!
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drbbt
    It helps it be 100% when thats all you own!
    Ditto, I sold the mtb geary in 2003, because it had not be ridden in over a year.
    Todd............. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

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    Skewed results

    I can't help but wonder what the results would have been on general discussion; this is a biased sample group if I have ever seen one.
    Just for the record though, Singlespeed is for me.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    100%

    I have no geared mtb's to ride.

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    The gearie never left the stable last year. Actually, all but one road type ride last year was done on either an SS or fixie too.
    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    75% or so for me. most of the last 25% was on the roadie, mainly for tri training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    75% or so for me. most of the last 25% was on the roadie, mainly for tri training.
    "What percentage of your 2004 mtb riding was done on a SS?"

    So, you're probably closer to 90-100...

    Oh no, you've further skewed my "scientific" poll! :-)

    baker

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    Squewered results

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Humongous
    I can't help but wonder what the results would have been on general discussion; this is a biased sample group if I have ever seen one.
    Just for the record though, Singlespeed is for me.
    Even deeper, if you polled everyone everywhere (not just mbtr) who mountain bikes what percentage of their riding is done on SS and I've venture a guess at less than 5% based on the other riders I see on the trails.

    Me: I hit right about 50% because I always purposely alternate between gears and SS. It always makes the next ride seem fresh and the bike seem like new. That's just me though.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    10% , didn't get it set up until late summer

    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    So, for the past year, what percentage of your mountain bike riding was done on a singlespeed?

    baker
    50% road bike and 40% geared mtb bike.

    2005 goal 50% road, 25% SS & 25% geared MTB, so far I'm a little over on my road bike quota due to this freaking rain.

    I'm not as hard core a SS as most of you here but I have to say that applying the lessons I've learned on the single speed, (momentum, flow, less braking, anaerobic power) my geared MTB rides have gotten a lot faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    So, for the past year, what percentage of your mountain bike riding was done on a singlespeed?
    0% before 9/28/04. 100% after.

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    Since we're being all scientific and stuff...

    Right around 97.2342345230587%

    I have a geared bike for multi-day riding trips to elevation. Other than that, its SS for me.

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    2005

    will be 100%

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    100%

    100% of offroad on a singlespeed, 75% road on ss or fixed, 25% on the geared tandem.

    The downside of 2004 was my annual milage was WAY down. Too many weekends at both kid's sports activities and other stuff. I'll be doing better this year though.

    Cheers
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    Its hard to say...

    but I guess about 25%. In summer I DH almost every weekend, and that bike has (a few) gears. But of my XC, I'd say about half is SS. If only my DH bike was a SS!
    Ride.

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    I have two Friends who havent ridden anything with gears in over two years. I love my geared bike, but i have considered going 100% single

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