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  • yossarian
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    hi all

    still pissing around with ideas for a off road commuter/light xc style bike on the cycle2work scheme.

    after many many changes of mind I am now considering a scandal 29er with an alfine hub.

    what do you think of the suitability of the frame for this kind of thing?

    ta

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Frame will work fine with an alfine.

    Nice frame to ride and O-O will probably build up the wheel for you too.
    Reetard rims are OK although I dont think they mind if you send a preferred rim to them for the build.

    yossarian
    Member

    thanks Stoner, i’m not sure whether I’ll go through on-one for the full shebang as I get mates rates at my lbs. Will be running rigid forks to begin with – any recommedations? I notice that on-one are out of their ones and I don’t want to go crazy on price as it will affect the other components I choose.

    Also how harsh is the ride? suss seatpost an idea?

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Its extremely compliant ride. More so than any other bike Ive ridden.

    they claim the 29er carbon fork is back in mid July.
    Its a great fork and I have loads of faith in it.
    However, you could always look at the Exotic forks for bargins.
    the disc 465mm A-C (O-o = 470mm) is £83 and is made in the same place as White Brothers and the old SSC ones
    http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2&c=43&p=197&

    2bit
    Member

    I was in a similar place about 12 mths back – wanted something for a day to day commute but could also cut it on the trails

    I went for a scandal 29er 1×9 setup (till it got nicked a few ,onths back) & it was great on the day to day (c30 miles thru London) and trashing about @ weekends. It had been to Afan a few times & succesfully got me through Whytes & Pen Hydd etc

    Ride is easy going but cant comment on the alfine or rigid forks – I ran Rebas with a poploc remote

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