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This sounds like a perfect job for a Fatbike! Those bikes were made for such conditions you describe. You have tires you can run with really low pressure (for more traction in the snow). You can have your mountainbike frame and disc brakes. In my opinion you even don't need a suspension with such a bike, the low pressure in your tires is really enough ...


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Some companies have a decent selection of bikes which you can configure and customize with their frames (or a small subset of other people's frames) -- Some of these are Rivendell, Public, Peter White Cycles and similar. The frame and color selection is typically quite limited though (to the frames that the company makes), and generally more expensive than ...


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Like all bikes, single speed and fixie bikes come in all differing qualities, from cheap, to reasonable to expensive. I think the only advantage if building one yourself is that you could save a lot of money on the frame and spend more on things like rims, hubs, and other components that will give you much more bang for your buck. That's not to estimate the ...


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I think you're confusing a fixed gear with a single speed. A single speed bike can have a fixed gear (the cranks must (things the pedals are attached to) turn whenever the rear wheel turns), or a freewheel (you can coast, i.e. not have the cranks turn when the rear wheel turns). Luckily, a lot of fixed gear bikes have so called flip-flop hubs, where one ...



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