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Single speed road vs mountain bike

hum3zhum3z Posts: 23
edited January 2009 in Road beginners
Ive been riding a crappy mountain bike to work along the roads and canals but its really slow and hard to get anything out of it tahts good.

I want to get a single speed road bike but have never been on one before. Are they OK on inclines from a stationary/red light position? I just want to know what the main differences are before I order the specialized tricross. What tools/gear would you suggest? I know about the mud guards and tyre preferences...

thanks in advance guys,
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