People of zee wurl,Relax!
I just finished my first SS ride today. Before spending $ on a new bike I decided to convert my Gary Fisher Big Sur. I'm running 32/18 with a Gusset converter on the rear and just the middle chainring up front. This bike is really fast. I normally ride a 5" full suspension bike and I have never climbed this fast before. I passed a guy on a full suspension bike at the top of the hardest climb. The only thing I missed while riding was the ability to do drops and jumps. I am looking at buying a Redline Monocog and just curious if anyone feels comfortable jumping with it(or any steel rigid bike). I imagine a fully rigid steel bike will be a lot more rugged than my very light Gary Fisher just because of the steel factor. I think I'm hooked on SS. I'm waiting for the Redline Monocog 29er to come out but I don't know if the big wheels will make it even harder to catch the occasional jump. I'm not into really big jumps but every now and again it's fun to get some air under the wheels. Anyways, this singlespeed thing is fun. I don't know why I ever used my granny gear, I now know I don't need it at all.