Did anyone regret singlespeed?

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Did anyone regret singlespeed?
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Posted: Jul 9, 2019 at 16:42 Quote
I wouldn't run anything else. I'd say the shop guy would of been talking bout guys going single speed on there XC/enduro bikes maybe.
For dirt n street you will only use 1 gear anyway. Basically always going the same speed, etc.
Plus its 1 less thing less to break, less weight, don't have the chance of your chain coming off, and mostly for me its quiet and chain not slapping around.
Best choice I made when buying my new bike.
Unless your gonna be riding DH would be the only reason I'd run gears, and then still I'd be happy with running a bigger gear on my single speed to matchvtue extra speed I'd be running at.

26T x11T or 28T x 12T is a good gear ratio. Or equal ratio with a bigger rear gear like 16T if your using a single speed conversion kit and can't run the small reaer sprockets.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 4:09 Quote
I am looking to get a new chain for my 29 single speed trail bike.

I'm currently on a KMC 1/8" Z1.

Any recommendations?

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 4:11 Quote
nojzilla wrote:
Hi just found this thread looking for one on Single speed on DH bikes, any body here know if there is one?
As for Regretting SS, I recently went SS on my Bolt Build. after years of 4X racing, I was only running 3 speed anyway so thought I'd go SS to save some weight.
Nope, No Regrets.
It's taught me to rely on flow an a smooth style rather than mashing pedals hence the decision to try it on the DH bike....
cheers

It maybe worth starting a general singlespeed thread as this was the only one I could find.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 8:38 Quote
fartymarty wrote:
I am looking to get a new chain for my 29 single speed trail bike.

I'm currently on a KMC 1/8" Z1.

Any recommendations?

kmc z510HX

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 9:44 Quote
traqs wrote:
fartymarty wrote:
I am looking to get a new chain for my 29 single speed trail bike.

I'm currently on a KMC 1/8" Z1.

Any recommendations?

kmc z510HX
Yes this! or the Odyssey bluebird bmx chain.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 9:52 Quote
i'v heard no odyssey stuff breaks, heard that lots of times

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