Rigid won’t die? Show us yours!

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    The mighty Dune.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/TYj9No]Dune under[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr

    dovebiker
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    My Waltly titanium custom 29+ – nearly 6 years old, but an absolute blast – great for munching the miles over any terrain.

    That Unit and whatever Malvern has

    Nah that Singlebe is just me dreaming. I have a Longitude and already missing the Vagabond (sigh) so hope it will sink in properly after a while. That Unit does look truly ‘right’ in a similar way to that Singlebe. Here’s the front end and it looks just as lush as the rear. Woof. Etc. I want it. Even if it’s missing sliding dropouts. Grr.

    tdog
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    I have some absolutely awe inspiring rigid 20mm steel forks that put even my old Niner RDOs to shame.

    Obvs mated to a steel frame running ss.

    🤘

    Liking the red Surly however prefer steel forks to carbon from experience.

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    Saccades
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    Freebie Kona Hahanna – pub bike and holiday cruiser.

    I’m not an amazingly experienced mountain biker at all, but every time I ride suspension I think ‘this feels a tiny bit faster but weird’. I never get used to how it moves under me- too long on rock solid track and tt bikes- and I find rigid makes me go more sensible speed downhill, which in public trails with dog walkers etc is probably good

    stevemuzzy
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    Genesis Tarn. Cheapest bike I have bought myself in 8 years (750 all in) and gets used for bikepacking and wee ride baby carrying.

    kerley
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    but every time I ride suspension I think ‘this feels a tiny bit faster but weird’. I never get used to how it moves under me

    think I am the same. Have tried suspension forks a few times over the last twenty years (last time was a couple of month in Spring this year but always go back to rigid and always go back to single speed or fixed. I think it is because my cycling from age 4 to 18 was on rigid, single speed bikes (mostly BMX) so they just feel right.

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    My only MTB is a Cotic Solaris

    It’s basically the same as Whitestone’s above but in duck egg blue

    I have a sus fork for it which it used to run, but has been rigid for a long while now

    jakd95
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    Finished building this about a month ago, first frame of my own. Definitely tends more towards drop bar rigid MTB than gravel bike, geometry loosely based on a Salsa Fargo. Using it for bikepacking and long gravel rides.

    2019-07-07_03-44-39

    qwerty
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    Surly Krampus, new to me:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2gPvLDb]Surly Krampus[/url] by martinddd, on Flickr

    Just done 403 miles / 43296′ bikepacking on this beastie.

    jabbi
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    Charge Duster
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    xico
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    My Genesis Fortitude Race. My favourite bike – I’m currently having a clear out and this is the only one I’m keeping.

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    My go to bike. Ride this more than any other bike I have as it’s the most rewarding and simple set up which I love.

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    Rubbish at setting up pics.
    But it would include Kona Kilaeua (with RC31s) and Swift (with often plus front and 29r rear).

    Premier Icon tthew
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    There’s a lot of Cheshire riders on this thread – must be something about that place that suits them…

    This is in Big Wood next to Marbury Park some years ago, but it looks no different now really. Done a 20 mile bimble on it this very day!

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    Soooo, if I was to put a rigid fork on my Orange Clockwork 100 29er, coz the ancient Recons on it are rubbish heavy and knackered,what are the recommended not silly expensive ones?

    I’d probably be looking at boost/29+ for the option of a bit of cush and a bit of future flexibility.

    Think Carbon would suit it better than steel, and I like the look of the monocoque type forks more.

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    my favourite bikes have mostly been rigid singlespeeds….. currently only got the one bike, a singular gryphon. this is it when i was building it up with some h-bar copies, but ive since swapped back over to ragley luxy bars, i really should take a pic, ive had it long enough now….

    prior to that a swift…..

    before that a soulcraft plowboy….

    but…. i think every time i look at old pics of this one, i realise i should never have sold it. cant remember who i sold it to to ask if its still alive, but i think its been my favourite bike so far, an old kilauea that i had converted to ss and re-sprayed. hydraulic v’s, silver glitter saddle, lovely to ride, so much fun, why oh why oh why DID I SELL IT??

    tdog
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    Mary H- most deffo Niner rigids although Whiskey probably more available nowadays

    ajf
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    My current swift

    swift

    My old niner emd

    niner emd

    Exotic by carboncycles get good write-ups. Never had one myself. I do remember some complaints about their warranty and customer service but that was years ago now. They make a nice monocoque version – reviewed in the magazine I think. I seem to recall that they were rumoured to be making forks for a fairly big name outfit – maybe even whiskey, can’t recall now.

    Stevelol
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    Just bought a Genesis Tarn frame with their carbon rigid fork, going to try single speed for the first time too so this thread is providing inspiration! This ‘winter bike’ is going to come in useful this summer….

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    simplicity, form and function

    That bit. The form bit, less so but I think rigid bikes have more chance of looking good than a susser.

    This isn’t a bike I’d buy for the looks but I love how the function drives the form so well. Helps that it’s such a great ride loaded or unloaded. Had it 7+ years now, this one won’t die!

    willard
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    Merlin Malt 2 from 2008. Went rigid at the beginning of this year and love it. a lot faster on the commute.

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    This has since been replaced with a carbon Dude, which is also rigid, but this looks better 🙂

    stumpy01
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    My 26er Barry White Inbred with Exotic Carbon Forks (465mm A-C length) that I fitted a couple of months ago.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2gQmBHn]2019-08-05_10-26-41[/url] by STW stumpy01, on Flickr

    andyeez
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    On One Lurcher

    On One Lurcher

    ragnarock
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    DeKerf 29er Rohloff

    DeKerf

    DeK2

    TimT
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    My 2010 Jones. Recently re-sprayed and re-built. Love this bike, especially on tight, twisty trails and downhill switchbacks.

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/BcP8moNpbQ91npKQA

    My Bombtrack Beyond+ which I can’t get to show up!!

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    Oh here it is!!

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    Not the best photo but the only one I have to hand. Comfortable (86 miles on it yesterday), fast good fun. Also good for squashing lazy full suspension habits :D.

    andy5390
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    Thought it a bit “wrong” to post an unfinished bike earlier, here’s the finished article. Brother Cycles Big Bro, with some Hope bits, WTB rims, M6000 group, Jones Loop Bar

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    That Big Bro looks lovely. Tempted to go for Big Apples on my Stooge. How do you find them for multi-terrain use?

    andy5390
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    Great on the usual potholed roads, these are 29×2.35 BTW. On the 1 mile hard packed gravel stretch on my commute, they can be a bit sketchy in tight corners, wet grass is almost ice-like, never tried any muddy bits yet. I previously had a Longitude with 2.8 WTB Rangers which cornered much better on the gravel (obviously being knobbly tyres), and I don’t ride hard and fast.

    Might change them for a “mild” MTB tread pattern tyre, we’ll see, they’re still relatively new.

    amedias
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    @sadexpunk

    I think that pink Kilauea ended up with me, not sure if I bought it off you directly or via someone else as it was years ago… I’m assuming it’s the same one as there can’t be many others like it, same size, colour and decals and converted to track ends, I’m 99.9% sure it’s that one, here’s what it was like with me:

    Kona

    If is then I’m sad to say it’s probably dead… I passed it on to someone once I found the 4th crack, they said they were going to attempt to fix it but I think it was too far gone.

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    hm, I too have a Kilaeua (’95 I think I established) converted to track ends..

    My Jones 29er

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