I'm hoping to build up a rigid single speed for the winter. The aim is to have a bike that will have significantly reduced maintenance and make my local trails more fun for those 2-3 hour blasts which it's not worth taking the full sus bike out for. I'm trying to make a decision between:
- 456 Carbon
I will pair it with one of the On One Monocoque forks.
Things to consider:
- Available parts.
- XT chainset with standard 68-73mm BB.
- A couple of spare wheelsets (not single speed specific hubs though).
- Easton 685mm bars.
- Formula Mega brakes (sans rotors and adapters).
- Maybe £100 to scrimp for the rest of the finishing kit. Hopefully off the classifieds here.
We already have a Whippet in the household which is a joy to ride. So it is a known quantity to an extent. Will require me to purchase a PF92 BB and get it fitted though.
On cost alone the Scandal edges it, and all available chainset parts will fit. Something of a known quantity too as the geo is quite similar to the Whippet. Weight is higher than I'd like it to be, but beggars can't be choosers.
The 456 intrigues me as I've never had a bike that slack before. The cost is relatively higher. Would it be pointless to have a "Hardcore Hardtail" like it setup rigid for XC duties?
What are your opinions on what I should get please?