I've gone and done it – Fixie MTB content! Share your experiences
looks lovely – especially the clean bars.
I don;t think i’ve got any photos of mone but i ran my rigid scandal 29er no rear brake 32:18 through the winter.
was surprisingly easy on tech stuff – even managed some really steep stuff. think i need to dig it the wheel out again.
think it would be much better with a brake though. cheap fixed disc hubs anyone??Posted 6 years agokayak23Subscriber
Respect for trying. I’m currently enjoying a fixed charge plug but cant see myself trying Mtb fixed. Fell off yesterday in front of a load of teenagers trying endo crankflips on a playground. Ripped my jeans up to my knee getting them caught in the chainring. Not too cool…..Posted 6 years ago
Are you clipped in? (Can’t view photo)yesiamtomMember
you can fit the drive train in reverse on a fixie. Its 100% possible, its even possible to do it ‘properly’.
Everyone should give fixed mtb a go, it makes you realise how much of a wimp you are being on a geared/suspended/freewheeling bike. The feeling of pedals smashing on stuff is disconcerting in a good kind of way. And skidding your arse down steep inclines is brilliant fun and veyr sketchy.Posted 6 years ago
First ride tonight, only about 10 miles of singletrack and old railway path….awesome fun!
It’s set up with 32×14 fixed with no back brake….I thought it might be a bit scary but actually it’s not, it actually felt strangely in control, a feeling of one-ness!
Rear wheel built woth a Surly hub on a Mavic XC disc rim courtesy of SidewaysTim….very nice!
Anyone else done it? What do you think??Posted 6 years agoTracker1972Member
I guessed that you can, just wondered why, now you mention it tazzymtb I remember stumbling across rotor mount sprockets when looking at sites for a singlespeed tensioner. I won’t ask why you wouldn’t just flip the wheel so it was “normal” and have a freewheel on the other side for when you flipped it back 🙂Posted 6 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
I saw a fixie with the chain on the left in the solo tent before SITS, possibly that same one.Posted 6 years ago
Is there any advantage, or is it just Because I Can ?
Do the pedals ever fall off ? There’s a reason why they are handed. Or is it a tandem front chainset ?69erMember
MrSparkle – Member
That photo of the guy on the Voodoo is reversed innit?
richpips is doing the 3 peaks fixed, btw, as Samuri did a few years ago.
Don’t think so, the front brake is still on the correct side…. you can do drive side left with a fixie.
And it is lots of fun, can’t wait for it to get proper muddy!Posted 6 years ago
I was “National Champ” /ahem/ back in 2006.
The best bit was dropping people down the steep singletrack.
Worst bi the flat out fireroad.
That bike was a pair V brakes to aid controol and are far better than a single disc which is hilarious on steep in the mud when the front wheel lets go.
Disk fixed rear hubs though are very expensive altholugh Paul does one now so oneday I’ll get back on one.
It’s ace and stupid in = measures
Stupidest i did was left hand chsinset with flat pedals eithout switching the axles. Yes pedals fell off and 30mph plus downhills were leathal if you lost a footPosted 6 years agoBigJohnSubscriber
The 2 big issues to get over are:Posted 6 years ago
1 – pedal strike. You see a rock in the way you know you are going to hit. All you need to do is put a quick skid in and you’ll be able to miss it.
2 – steep downhills. The sort where you have your bum off the back of the saddle. This means your legs are not long enough to reach the bottom of the pedal stroke. Never mind – just lock up. There’s so little weight on your back wheel it’ll just happen. Try to get back on the saddle before pedalling again or you might get stuck behind it.
This was my favourite one as the INbred is long so makes it stable ploughing through stuff and with the EBB you could have the cranks a bit higher too. (not me riding and the chain was about to fall off from a longish ride which with the EBB was a pain to retension on the trail)
And before SSUK06 “victory” stolen from simondbarnes
Must get a fixy (disk) wheel for the Simple soon.
YummyPosted 6 years ago
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