140mm fork compatible single speed able hard tail frame options?

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  • Premier Icon mattbee
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    Have been riding my 5 Spot to the detriment of my single speed this year.
    The cruddy conditions have seen me back on the ss now though and I hate it.
    It’s a Thorn Raven Enduro, with 100mm forks and a relatively long stem. I think it’s a geometry thing, I’ve got used to my 5 Spot, long travel forks and short stem. The Thorn is supposed to be more of a tour/bridle way mile muncher than a singletrack dream machine anyway.
    Couple that with me not having replaced a frame or bike for well over a year and I want a change!
    Thinking of using a set of Pike I have sitting in the shed, so want a hard tail frame to suit 140mm, be nice if it was ss able without a tensioner but that’s not absolutely critical. I’m 6’2″ so needs to be available in relatively big sizes. Budget of up to £300 for the frame. Those cheap Orange Crush frames appear to be out of stock and I’m not sure what’s best now. Piglet? 456? …..

    Premier Icon Twodogs
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    I’ve got an an On One 456c with pikes (old ones), singlespeed with horizontal drop outs…..it’s great fun!

    Rickos
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    As above, a 456 would fit the bill as would a Chameleon or if you could find a Blue Pig X that came with swap outs too.

    I had a SS inbred with a 140 talas in it.

    It never broke despite my attempts.

    Premier Icon richen987
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    Transition Trans-am also fits the bill,
    comes with swapout dropouts to change geared to ss,
    140-160 forks,
    you can have a go on mine next week Matt :lol:.

    Jim bob
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    Evil Sovereign will do the job, slidey dropouts and they seem to be fairly cheap s/h these days.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Food for thought there guys, ta.
    Can’t covet both your Transitions Ritch!
    Am eyeing up a Chamelions frame on evil bay ATM too…

    benjbish
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    Recommend what you own is the only rule – Chumba hx1, I wouldn’t ride it with a dropper though!

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Now looking at Stanton Slackline too….

    Mackem
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    Chumba HX1 – I ride it with a dropper.

    A bit less flash, but I’ve seen lots of s/h voodoo wangas on ebay etc. The newest silver one comes in alloy rather than steel, with proper sliding dropouts and built for/with a 140mm revelation. So either get the frame secondhand or get a new one and sell the parts.

    IvanDobski
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    Why wouldn’t you ride a hx1 with a dropper? I’ve had 2 and can’t think why they wouldn’t work.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Dropper comment is a bit of an in joke bud.
    Hmm.. So many choices!

    _tom_
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    Ns surge has sliding vertical dropouts which makes for easy wheel removal/fitting. Way easier than horizontal which are a pain in the arse! Chameleon with EBB works well but the EBB can need regular greasing to avoid creaks. Personally id go for the surge, they’re awesome frames.

    parkesie
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    image by Parkesiemtb, on Flickr

    Got this its large it take 140 forks and has slidey drop outs.

    Email for more info if interested

    cartwheels
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    I have a Voodoo wanga as pic above in medium for sale cheap .
    Find my email in my profile if of interest

    sam3000
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    I paid 375 for an identiti aka. Lovely piece of kit so far

    Rickos
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    Orange P7 came/comes with sliding dropouts if you feel the need, the need for steel!

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