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    I'm a lazy multi-speeder...

    So I was recently bitten by the single speed bug when one of my riding buddies challenged me to not shift during one of our rides. I have to say, it totally changes the way you ride... I'm constantly pushing the envelope as to hard I can corner without breaking etc.

    So I converted my 26" Castellano Fango softail into an SS. Holy crap! I found that I was significantly faster on almost all of the trails I ride regularly. I don't think weight savings can account for this. It would appear that multi speed perpetuates my laziness.

    The only problem is now I am obsessed: I'm now turning my new 29er into an ss bike too.
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    I think you must be in good shape already. SS does not let you take a break at all on the uphill sections, you just gotta crank it out man. I started in 2010 and now I ride ss 3 days per week, full suspension once per week. The one thing to be aware of, if you over do it, it can wreck your ride the following day. Have fun!

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    lol I think he meant braking. Yeah...SSing really wakes you up.

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    That's funny, I didn't even see that. I actually meant "a break". He meant "not slowing down". I guess you could finish trails faster that way too. I don't think you need a single speed to go DOWNHILL faster! Funny,

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    Yes... I meant braking... but you're right is prevents breaking and braking.
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    gears do perpetuate laziness. Since I've had my new SS the past few weeks it's been what I ride exclusively. I see no point in riding my geared bike anymore as I'd just find the gear closest to the 32/18 I now run and keep it in that gear anyway. Besides, I'd have to put the brakes the geared bike that I took off my SS. and that would be considered work. I guess I to am a lazy single speeder!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    I'm lazy on gears too! Single speed keeps my @$$ in gear.

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