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Singlespeed – simple and silent

Mountain bike singlespeeds: hubs, chainline, and appropriate gears

Like vegetables, gears are a good thing but sometimes you just want to throw your gears away and eat chocolate instead. And just as it is difficult to explain to someone who has never eaten chocolate what an excellent idea it is, so it is hard to make a convincing case for riding singlespeed (one sprocket, one chainring, no shifters, equals one gear and therefore just one speed). You have to take our word for it – or, better still, try it yourself. ...