- 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.
ThanksPosted 9 months ago
Giant XTC Advanced can be run SS.
Edit – no idea about BB.Posted 9 months ago
Santa Cruz chameleon?Posted 9 months ago
Thanks for the replies.Posted 9 months ago
Can’t find the Xtc for any less than a grand for the frame.
The Chameleon, maybe. A bit hefty though
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.Posted 9 months ago
Do trek still do their stranglehold dropouts on some of their lighter frames?Posted 9 months ago
Cheers, only the stache that has stranglehold, the superfly ss is discontinued unfortunatelyPosted 9 months ago
Thanks for the offer krypton, was hoping for avoiding a tensionerPosted 9 months ago
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.Posted 9 months ago
Second hand Niner Sir 9? It has an eccentric BB which worked amazingly well for singlespeed use.Posted 9 months ago
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
ThanksPosted 9 months ago
2nd hand mk2 scandal – good singlespeed or with the drop-outs swapped- good with gears too.Posted 9 months ago
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.
If you find a Yeti Big Top frame then I have a set of singlespeed dropouts.Posted 8 months ago
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.Posted 8 months ago
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!Posted 8 months ago
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.Posted 8 months ago
@wishiwascalledsteve did you ever get sorted with a frame?
I’ve got a Giant XTC I’m thinking of selling.Posted 8 months ago
On one scandal v2….
Honestly… Best bang for buck frame around!
DrPPosted 8 months ago
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 raceyPosted 8 months ago
eccentric bottom bracket
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.Posted 8 months ago
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)Posted 8 months ago
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 😉Posted 8 months ago
The Onza Payoff will take an eccentric BB and are a bit of a bargain for a frame. Steel, though so not light.Posted 8 months ago
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