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    Question for you Fixed riders

    I have a new Specialized Fatboy, and being the single speed addict I am it will be losing its gears within the next few days. I ordered a Problem Solvers cog that I could run on the disc flange, and was thinking about giving fixed a shot... I have friends that ride fixed, but not on 5" tires. Are the bigger tires likely going to give me issues with skidding? Ill be running 34/19, but could drop to 32/19 if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DualRollers View Post
    I have a new Specialized Fatboy, and being the single speed addict I am it will be losing its gears within the next few days. I ordered a Problem Solvers cog that I could run on the disc flange, and was thinking about giving fixed a shot... I have friends that ride fixed, but not on 5" tires. Are the bigger tires likely going to give me issues with skidding? Ill be running 34/19, but could drop to 32/19 if necessary.
    Two thoughts:

    1) Not sure how you're going to tension, but I don't think the Fatboy has SS dropouts. You can run a tensioner like a Singulator if running SS, but won't work fixed. Magic gear also has limitations.

    2) Run a brake. Front at least. You'll wear through your $130 tire in no time if you skid. Also tears up the trails.

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    Ill be running an eccentric bb. I guess I worded it wrong, with fixed you have to "skid" to set up foot position. I obviously wont be locking my rear wheel up all down the trail, but I wasnt sure if the short pop skids to adjust crank position would be harder and more dicey on a 5" tire.

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    Also I would definitely be running a front brake... Scorcher sounds really dangerous on the rocky trails we have around here.

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    Gotcha. Ok, clear now. Just pop up the rear to set foot position. A bit more effort, but definitely do able. Good luck.

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