singlespeed hardtail at fountainhead?-
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  1. #1
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    New question here. singlespeed hardtail at fountainhead?

    im thinking about riding my singlespeed hardtail at fountainhead this weekend and im wondering if its a bad idea and could i ride flats?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2007
    I can only assume Fountainhead in northern VA.

    I've ridden fountainhead on a rigid SS before, super challenging, but then again, I'm out of shape.

    There are a few sections that I could not clear with my 34/19 combo on my 29er. Aside from those sections, I'd say 90% of the trail you can do on SS.

    As to riding flats, I think that's probably not a problem, but I only ride clips.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
    Fountain Head on a single speed is fine. I have ridden it on 32 x 18 and 32 x 20. Both were fine. Some of the hills hurt a bit.

  4. #4
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    I've ridded my 26" SS and 29" rigid out there... the 29er is great for the back half but the 26" is a blast on the newly reworked first couple miles. I forget what I have on the 26... but the 29er is running 34/17 and it's not terribly difficult. Couple climbs will stress ya but not too horribly.

  5. #5
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    thanks guys! I rode my 29er SS rigid a few times and its great i think i have a 32/16 on it and its a lot of fun

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