Single speed CX bike
I am looking for a single speed CX style bike for commuting but struggling to find anything
Budget £1000 max
All I can find is the pinnacle akrose but its sold out
I did think of buying a geared bike and fitting a EBB but they seem to be over £100 then i guess i will need bearings and maybe a different crank aswell?
ThanksPosted 8 months agoroot-n-5thSubscriber
TRP Hylex take care of hydro, single speed stopping duties.
The first generation Cotic Escapade, which I have, has horizontal dropouts and is a more comfortable geometry than the Straggler, which is very long and low at the front. I like my Cross Check, but just wish it was shorter in reach. Plenty of horizontal dropout option, less EBB…Posted 8 months agonickwatsonMember
I’ve gone through the same journey, wanting a lightweight SS CX. There aren’t many out there. Other than the Pinnacle, there only seems to be the Niner RLT. Even getting a cheap frame (several older models at topfun.com), you’re still looking at £1.5k for a SS build.
I’ve ended up with a secondhand Genesis Day One Decade. Put some nicer wheels on it, and it’s very close to 10kg’s. No EBB (sliding drop-outs), but will take 40mm tyres, which I think is essential. Also don’t rule out TRP Spyres mechanical discs – I rate them higher than the SRAM CX1 hydro’s I’ve had previously.
Also thought about fitting an EBB to a Boardman and the like, but never seen it done.
NickPosted 8 months agoyourguitarheroMember
Norco once did an aluminium single speed belt drive CX bike but it was never sold over here.
Raleigh do a carbon sscx with a belt drive, but again USA only. bet that would be nice and light.
Probably not got mudguard mounts though.
I really like belt drive for commuting. And tubeless.Posted 8 months agoTimPMember
This apparently weighs in at 22.3lbsPosted 8 months agoehrobMember
I appreciate this will probably be of little interest given your criteria, but I’ve got a Transition Rapture for this purpose. It’s a well built and really fun bike.
Budget £1000 max – yep
EBB – nope, horizontal dropouts, can run geared or singlespeed
Mudgaurd mounts – nope, run Raceblade XLs
Hydraulic discs – nope, got BB5s on mine, perfectly adequate for commuting and a bit of off road
Under 10kg – dunno
That being said I only bought it cos it was on sale for 599.Posted 8 months agoTiRedMember
If you want to race SS CX, personally I would choose either an EBB or a Paul Melvin tensioner. Puncturing a SS with reverse dropouts will end any race. It’s a pain to remove the wheel rapidly. Vertical dropouts definitely help here.
You should be able to go under 10 kg. My frankencross uner that, and it’s steel (genesis ioid frame), 559 stans crests.Posted 8 months agothisisnotaspoonMember
Hopefully someone can confirm if a ebb will fit in the boardman
Looking at the spec, yes, SRAM PF30 BB’s are 46mm (as opposed to BB30 which is 42mm), and so are the EBB converters.
Just need to check if Boardman spec the GXP or BB30 variant of the chainset (or budget for a new chainset).Posted 8 months agocozzMember
Im selling this
Single speed with gates belt drive, avid cable brakes, very good, weighs 19lb, light all frame and carbon forks
beautiful made frame, is amazing condition, you will struggle to find a mark on it
52cm from centre of BB to top of seat collar
£2600 new, wanting as near to £1000 as i can get
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