I work on bikes. Often my conversations involve bikes. Lately, I hear a lot of the following:
"What's with these 29ers?"
"Why ride a 1x11 speed?"
"How about these new 27.5 or 650b bikes coming out?"
"Should I have a 1x1, 1x10, 2x10, 3x9, 1x11 drivetrain?"
"Steel frame bikes, they still make those?"
"Aren't those fat tires hard to pedal?"
It is a beautiful time we live in. There are many, many choices in bike set ups. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to ride a lot of these different bikes. Some work great and others don't really live up to the hype. Some work great for our area and others work better in some other areas...I'm guessing.
The bottom line, RIDE YOUR BIKE. It's fun to chat about all these wheel size, frame make ups and drivetrain debates (especially over after ride beers), but in the end no matter what you ride it should be fun. Bikes are fun. So, don't believe the hype (thank you PE).
Here is a little something to shake up the biking "norms" in your little geared head...