Loved these since they first came out and although I love my On One 29er Scandal V2 the stupid swappable drop-outs are creaking like mad even after filing down the captive nuts that are too long, using anti seize, grease, nothing on the mating faces etc.
Seems like the torque I put into the frame with a 32/18 setup and the big old hills (and my legs :wink:) makes them move ever so slightly, I even have a wear mark in the mating face of the frame now after 2 months of riding.
So the only option is to blow £1700 on a Niner Air Carbon simplz
Proper having a fight between head and heart (and my stomach just feels sick either way lol)
I have ridden mtb for 22 years now and am the fittest I have ever been and LOVE 29ers, I am doing back to back 50-60 mile rides at the weekend and hope to do my first century in a few weeks so I don't mind spending on bikes but even for me it is a pricey old frame.
I have looked at so many other options but there are just not that many SS 29ers especially in the UK apart from a slightly shorter chainstay and lower stand over teh Niner Medium is virtually identical to the Scandal which is spot on for me fit wise.
What to do