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    whats your opinion

    i was thinking of switching to a single speed from a multi speed dirt and street bike..

    would this make a difference in weight on my bike?

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    Yes.

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    but wouldnt it be harder to do tricks with it?

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    how much would it cost aswell?

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    Do you use gears when you do tricks? Look at bmx bikes etc...

    Conversion would be free, just remove the geary parts.
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    umm i barley use it besides hills and shot areas to pick up speed before a drop or set but i can live with out it there arent many tricks you need gears for..

    and i was going to buy new cranks know any good ones that are light and strong as well as arms and pedals ( im trying to cut off a lot of weight from my bike to make it lighter)
    i have a 2008 norco ryde

    know any good parts like cranks, arms, pedals, rims, and tires, that are light but durable and strong?

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    It would help if you did a bit more independent research to narrow down your parameters. Forums can be great for questions like "I'm tossing up between Holzfeller OCTs and Saint cranks. Has anyone had any experience with them?" But it's pretty hard for us to answer questions like "i was going to buy new cranks know any good ones that are light and strong as well as arms and pedals" How much money do you want to spend? How much do you weigh? What country are you in? What kind of dropouts does your frame have? etc etc.

    Singlespeed setups have less bits, therefore they're generally lighter. If you want to try it out, you can do a ghetto setup for a price ranging from $0 to bugger all. If you decide you like it, then you can spend some more money on nice parts.

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