The joys of riding a single speed MTB...
Riding a single speed, while definitely harder work than propelling that sprung, multi-geared, technological wonder, is a joy and will give your training a boost.
Single-speeding demands more of you, so you will find more to give...every hill becomes strength training, every down-hill improves your ability to spin a fast cadence, and your riding will develop an efficiency that will be an asset during a long race.
Singlespeeding is quiet, simple, pure...it's the essence of riding. In the words of the poet Cicero, "What is true, simple, and sincere is most congenial to man's nature."
- An entertaining article by Kevin Bontrager on building a single speed
- The Tao of Single Speed
- This site is a bit dated, but still relevant - SingleSpeeds Anonymous
- More to my heart - the Angry Bitter Single Speed Society