Rigid 29ers

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  • Rigid 29ers
  • Do they work , like the idea of back to basics πŸ™‚ what’s your guys experiences ?
    was thinking of an on one or genisis ?

    Stoner
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    my main bike now

    90+% of my annual off-road miles are on this or a rigid SS CX. The HT 29er gets about 100 miles a year.

    orangeboy
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    My salsa el mariachi is rigid. Just built it as a winter bike and not take it any where rough

    But it’s been fine tracks nicely just have to think a bit on some stuff
    And even made of steel and Useing spare bits it’s 25 lb

    My local riding tends to be as much Tarmac as woodland

    cool that’s just what I wanted to hear , nice bike πŸ™‚

    My hardtail has been in bits in the garage for about 8 months now. Just ride my Karate Monkey offroad these days – it gets properly hammered as well.

    I’m old enough to have started riding offroad on a fully rigid 700C bike though so it’s full circle!

    bought a kona unit 2 months ago as i fell in love with a rigid ss 26 but needed somthing to fit me better, was great for the local stuff in bristol. had to buy a set of 80mm travel forks after my first day at afan, my hands ached for two days after, decided it wasn’t worth my joints riding rigid on big boy stuff

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    Treated myself to this recently…

    IMAG0417 by pten2106, on Flickr

    But this was almost as nice by the time I discovered Singular’s lovely steel forks from the Swift frameset…

    IMAG0203 by pten2106, on Flickr

    Fully rigid works great on a 29er. As said, it makes you think about your line choice again. For me, preferable to ploughing through with 5″ of travel each end soaking up bad line choices. Plus, there’s something great about getting up out the saddle when climbing.

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    Swift works wonderfully

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    sam69
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    got a brand new one for sale

    tazzymtb
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    I rather like them

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    Tazzy, was it you who can get those wonky chainrings?

    another swift lover here. so much fun to ride.

    tazzymtb
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    it was indeed darling, think goldtec still have a couple of 33’s maybe one to two 34’s and a 35 (it’ll be a while for more so limited and niche) πŸ˜€

    oh and as well as 3 on my bikes taki’ has one on his niner

    oh and Stoner has one as well

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    Hmmm, they have a 34t you say… πŸ™‚

    RD, get one. It is indeed like cheating.

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    I’ve 3 of them and love them all

    Available in normal 29er front wheel or Fat front wheel flavours

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    September 3rd – Scarecrow Speed Cop by Johnclimber, on Flickr


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    Rorschach
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    I’ve ridden nothing else for 6 years now- mostly round north Wales and snowdonia but also the lakes,peaks,Brecon,7 stanes etc. I’ve not died yet.

    TiRed
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    It’s my first and only proper mountain bike. It seems to work fine. I am considering some suspension forks, but haven’t tried them yet

    sheephills
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    Wonky chainrings?

    are they a little like the biopace thing?

    do they work?

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    Got a link tazzy, can only seem to find normal rings

    yesiamtom
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    How much are these rings Tazzy, they sound quite interesting πŸ™‚ I presume they are like Rotor Q rings without the Β£140 price tag? I can’t find how to PM on this forum anymore πŸ™

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    All my off-road riding is on a rigid 29er, mostly Chilterns & Wales. The only time I’ve ever wanted some squishy forks was at Cwmcarn…after a while the constant bumpy surface wasn’t much fun.

    tazzymtb
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    Drop me an email chaps ( email in the classifeds as I’m sellin a few bits at the moment) costs are massively less than a rotor q

    Cheers

    Taz

    nsaints
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    This thread is giving me the taste to go back to rigid
    Merlin doing 29 reba’s dirt cheap prior to xmas lured me away

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    Annother happy swift owner, beware though, they have a detrimental effect on your motivation for riding other more expensive bikes!

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    ^ what Sam (tinas) said. But that suits my empty wallet just fine.

    Couldn’t get on with rigid forks on mine. I’ve been loving it far more since I put a Manitou Minute on the front.

    yesiamtom
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    dropped you an email tazzy but no reply. Maybe im being impatient though 😈

    if you didnt get it can you drop me an email yesiamtom gmail com

    Get the widest rims you can – 35mm+ this will enable you to run 18/20psi with 2.4″ tyres – and not be squirmy, or get pinch flats. I had my front tyre down to 17psi for added comfort! i’d also recommend a half fat setup.

    Bernaard
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    I reckon that with fuel prices the way they are, my rigid 29er SS will be the only bike I ride.
    Theres nowt worthy of a full suss round by me in sleepy Warwickshire.

    Pics to follow when I collect the new frame tomoz πŸ˜€

    Keef
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    Pedalhead,
    snap….

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    ooh spooky!

    It really should be fixed and rigid coz that’s wot I got.

    Sam
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    They are pretty much all I ride, though there are occasions I don’t mind a bit of squish. I find ‘alt’ bars a great help riding rigid – really not such a fan of rigid with flat bars. The angle of your wrists and arms really helps absorb bumps more easily.

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    Same as Sam here, I tried Niner & Sunnline flats but not for me. Liked the Niners but riding rigid I really like a non O/S low-rise carbon bar to put a bit of flex in with rigid forks. Feels good with a 50mm stem to quicken the steering up a bit.

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    Gryphon here – rigid and drops. Love it.

    sheephills
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    i like the idea of the big front tire, (also the fat front).
    anyone know of the biggest 29″ that fits a normal fork. 3″ inch maybe?

    tazzymtb
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    anyone know of the biggest 29″ that fits a normal fork. 3″ inch maybe?

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    wtb dissent 2.5 on ether a dominator or a kris holm free ride 29er rim. comes in at about 2.8″ and can be run around 8-10 psi with no issues

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    Tazzy – you are the king of rubber πŸ˜†

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    Running 1 x 10 now but here in Rohloff guise

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    Who makes the Dominator rim?

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