700c SS Commuter Options – RoadRat, Trek District, what else ????

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  • Premier Icon nixie
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    Looking at replacing my genesis IO ID with a 700c SS commuter but struggling to find something in budget (< sale cost of the IO frame, forks and wheels). I want something that can be set up with flat bars and using the hydro disks off the IO (commute do dodgy for drops every day). What decent (slot dropout) frame/fork options are the apart from a roadrat or trek district? Looking second hand unless they are cheap new.

    gazc
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    genesis fortitude ss with skinny tyres? when you want to change it back to a ss 29’er, stick the fat tyres back on! and it rides great off road too

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Hadn’t thought about using a 29er, hmm.

    gazc
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    it works – i commuted on a kona unit 29er for a year or 2 with skinny tyres. maybe not the trendiest looking bike parked outside a coffee shop though! on-one inbred would probably fit the bill too

    theflatboy
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    Pompino, obvs.

    Edit – just notice brakes point. Pompetamine, obvs.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Had counted out the Pompino due to no disks, Pompetamine looks good though, could get a brand new one at that price.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    genesis dayone, very pompetamine-alike

    <edit>sorry just spotted you want flat bar.

    theflatboy
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    nix, I would – I have one and it’s faultless for what it is.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Wonder if the white they are selling at the moment is the glow in the dark one, quite like the idea of that.

    finbar
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    Single speed / fixed road bikes are dirt cheap second hand at the moment now they’ve gone out of fashion. I saw a Fixie Inc Peacemaker on eBay the other day that I’d buy if a) it wasn’t a size large; and b) I didn’t have one already.

    EDIT: Sorry, I missed the disc brake requirement. Ride it fixed and you don’t need brakes anyway 😉

    Premier Icon ceepers
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    Funnily enough was chating with a mate about this on my ride last night. He has a vitus v29 which he rates as a bargain.

    Disc brake version is £379,

    http://www.vitusbikes.com/city-bikes-2014/dee-29-2014

    if you can cope with v brakes its £50 cheaper

    TiRed
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    Why not swap to a rigid (Cyclocross disk) fork and new 700c wheels with some 28c tyres? The ioid frame is excellent. Geometry won’t be far off.

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/anyone-fitted-700c-wheels-to-an-mtb-frame-and-did-it-work

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Vitus bike looks a bargain, even cheaper on crc at the moment.

    I’m already running a rigid fork so could try 700c some wheels and see how it goes. There must be some cheap ones on ebay.

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