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  • 29er XC singlespeed… More racey and lightweight than tough and heavy
  • Can anyone suggest a lighter weight, more XC racy 29er singleaspeed frame/bike… Or am I just best lobbing a tensioner on any frame!?

    Absolute max of £650 for the frame and has to be able to take tapered fork and a 30mm Hope crankset.

    Thanks

    Premier Icon hamishthecat
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    Giant XTC Advanced can be run SS.

    Edit – no idea about BB.

    Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    Santa Cruz chameleon?

    Thanks for the replies.
    Can’t find the Xtc for any less than a grand for the frame.
    The Chameleon, maybe. A bit hefty though

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    If you want my full bike for that money it can be converted I guess.

    Might be interested in selling frame only for half that price – large black carbon Vitus rapide in the Classifieds.

    Premier Icon swanny853
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    Do trek still do their stranglehold dropouts on some of their lighter frames?

    Cheers, only the stache that has stranglehold, the superfly ss is discontinued unfortunately

    Thanks for the offer krypton, was hoping for avoiding a tensioner

    Premier Icon swanny853
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    I had a Planet X Dirty Harry that I ran with a tensioner. It was flipping light and fast but in the end I’m happier with my Al highball and ss dropouts- it just seems to run more cleanly and smoothly.

    Second hand Niner Sir 9? It has an eccentric BB which worked amazingly well for singlespeed use.

    Shame they don’t do the Al Highball anymore.

    The newest Niners can’t use Hope cranks when using the new biocentric BB.
    I’ll keep an eye out for a 2nd hand one

    Thanks

    Premier Icon Yak
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    2nd hand mk2 scandal – good singlespeed or with the drop-outs swapped- good with gears too.
    swanny853 – that fast pink Dirty Harry is no more alas. Awesome n’fast, but I had a bombhole incident a year or so ago…..and it snapped… 🙁 . Good though whilst it lasted.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    If you find a Yeti Big Top frame then I have a set of singlespeed dropouts.
    Lovely frame – I use mine as a rigid lightweight xc bike
    Can’t see me going back to ss though

    I used to have an on one carbon 29er lurcher frame and rigid carbon forks .bloody hell it was light as a ss.

    Premier Icon swanny853
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    that fast pink Dirty Harry is no more alas. Awesome n’fast, but I had a bombhole incident a year or so ago…..and it snapped… 🙁 . Good though whilst it lasted.

    Makes me a little sad- what broke? At least it died doing something fun!

    I loved that thing in summer, on dry trails and fast tyres, with carbon forks, one gear and light wheels- it made you want to attack every climb flat out and what you could get up was astonishing. The problem was I wanted a winter hack!

    Premier Icon Yak
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    It broke at the top-tube/seat tube junction and the seat tube/bottom bracket. I had a rider-error moment and went sideways into the bombhole.

    Yeah, sad too as it had been brilliant. V fast. I raced it a bit, did loads on it. Fast and comfy and very capable too. I still see one other pink one around at the odd race/event.

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    @wishiwascalledsteve did you ever get sorted with a frame?

    I’ve got a Giant XTC I’m thinking of selling.

    DrP
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    On one scandal v2….
    Honestly… Best bang for buck frame around!

    DrP

    Betamax
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    I bought one of these a few years back, not cheap but I’ve swapped it between quite a few bikes. It’s currently on a Chinese XC hardtail which is quite light and racey
    eccentric bottom bracket

    markwsf
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    The OPs end goal sounds soooo much like my Scandal 29er SS. Reba forks and Crest wheels – weighs as much as a Sparrows Fart. Plenty quick handling (AKA nervous as ****) – great fun.

    Note – the original Scandal 29er, not the 2019 one. I’ve got one one those too and it’s a very different kettle of fish.

    Premier Icon spooky_b329
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    Am I correct in thinking any frame that takes a PF30 pushfit bottom bracket can be converted to an eccentric BB? Thats my understanding and if correct, it does open up the singlespeed options a bit 🙂

    I’ve been dreaming of a singlespeed Shand Bahookie for a few months now…anyone here got one? (apologies, bit off topic as it doesn’t fit the OPs budget)

    stayhigh
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    Another vote for a On One Scandal mk2. Have mine set up single speed with a carbon fork for commuting and pootling duties and its fab.

    If its of any interest I have a 19″ 2013 Trek Rig with sliding drop outs and drop outs for geared or SS doing not a lot in the garage 😉

    The Onza Payoff will take an eccentric BB and are a bit of a bargain for a frame. Steel, though so not light.

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