|Poll-Does riding fixed actually keep you warmer?||MB1|
Jan 24, 2003 5:55 AM
|Unless you live in Fresno and don't have the joy of winter temps (hi Doug ;-)) do you find that riding fixed in cold weather and having to pedal all the time keep you warmer than riding a bike that freewheels?|
|Yes, it does.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Jan 24, 2003 7:13 AM
|I like to keep it slow and steady in the winter to keep body heat constant. A nice small gear does just the trick.
Jan 24, 2003 7:37 AM
|Even when it's in the 40's here (brrrrrrr), I definitely stay warmer riding the fixie, up and down the hills. No doubt about. Sustain 140 rpms down hill and you can't get cold (except maybe extremities).
|I had not thought of it, but I think it does. (nm)||onespeed|
Jan 24, 2003 7:39 AM
|I am sure that it make me sweat more (nm)||LC|
Jan 25, 2003 8:05 AM
Jan 29, 2003 8:17 AM
|Yesterday I got in a 20 mile fixed ride after work. Temp. 44 degrees and rain. Did a lot of hill climbs 10-18% grade in my 44X17 and stayed warm the entire time! The only problem arose when, in a hot shower afterwards, the feeling finally returned to my toes.|| |