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I am considering getting a fixie or SS bike to cruise around with the wife and maybe to use on the slow rest recovery days. I have heard fixies help you with your pedal stroke so iam curious if anyone out there has either
 

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How about a cross bike- for dirt&gravel roads, light trail riding, commuting and in the fall and winter, cross racing!

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i have a fixie for commuting (46x16), and i've started using it for flat training rides up to 50mi, which i enjoy immensely

i'm a little cynical about the improved spinning idea, but my spinning speed and overall leg strength have definitely improved since switching to it
 

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If you want to set up your FG to improve your spin or for recovery rides set it up with low gear inches.
 

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I use my fixie for that. Run a 39x17. Nice easy spin and you don't kill yourself when you encounter hills, which we have plenty of.
 

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You can't have a cross bike and not race it. It's against the law.:p
 

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That's exactly what I did...

I bought a ss/fixie at the beginning of the year for this. I used a mtn bike ss last year as a trial; changed the gearing on it, but decided I wanted the setup similar to my roadbike (and I knew I wasn't going to race mountain bikes anymore). Bought a cheap ss with big gearing (48x16) and I'm getting a lot of base miles in with it. I put some 28c touring tires on it to avoid flats. Long story short, you can't beat the price and it's working for me.
 
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