Is a singlespeed cyclocross bike right for you?

Cyclocross is well known as being hard on equipment, especially the drivetrain. Broken or dropped chains, mangled rear derailleurs, and broken cables are common.

Singlespeed 'cross bikes sound like a tempting way to address these issues - they are simpler, far less likely to have a drivetrain failure, and easy to setup and maintain. So is a singlespeed cyclocross bike right for you? Here are some quick questions to help you decide.

Signs a singlespeed cyclocross bike is right for you:


Signs a singlespeed cyclocross bike is wrong for you: