ss-able 29er hardtail frames???
As above- I’ve been riding ss singlespeed for most of the summer/ winter so far but i’ve come to the conclusion that i’d, and like the option to run the bike 1×10. I’m not interested in having more bikes, it’ll just mean more parts, etc, or more swapping. Something race-able, but fun, based around a 100mm fork i reckon. I like steel, but the lightness of carbon is appealing; having said that, by current SS frame is Alu, and fine.
Here’s my list so far; roughly in order of expense:
Anything obvious I’ve missed, or comments please!
Yeti Big TopPosted 5 years ago
Niner Air 9
Canfield Nimble 9
Santa Cruz Highball (AL)
On One Lurcher
Salsa El Mariachi
On one ScandalMostly BalancedMember
My choice would be the Samta Cruz as they’re supposed to have put a lot of effort into making the adjustable dropouts work well and aluminium feels racier than steel in my opinion.
My Tomac Flint feels great to ride but the eccentric BB is always a fight to get adjusted and changes the saddle/pedals relationship cumulatively over time.Posted 5 years agoaccuSubscriber
this one should be on the list..Posted 5 years agofluxhutchinsonMember
I built my scandal up last week and it feels great, I got talked into buying a 2 degree slackset for it aswell which seems to work well for me. I run it with the horizontal drop outs for ss and it was all hassle free. I think the gearing is a bit big but I will just have to MTFU.Posted 5 years agobigdugsbawsMember
How about a heavily discounted Highball Carbon?
FWIW, I have a Scandal and its the best VFM frame I have owned plus it has great geometry in stock form.Posted 5 years ago
Agh! too much choice!!
I’m very keen on the Santa Cruz, and the Pace… Both different in their own ways, but in the end, it’s about aesthetics!
Alternately, of course i’ve just done a little wishlist at On-one: Scandal in green, slackset, swapouts, carbon post and seatclamp £269 😯Posted 5 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Too much choice. 😉
You didnt mention the Inbred. The sliding version will take a mech as well. I swapped mine for this…
And its lovely. Not had any creaking or problems with the EBB, but to be honest, I preffered the sliding dropouts on the Inbred I hadPosted 5 years ago
before. If I was spending the money again I’d be buying the Salsa. The Niner is nice, but approx 2.3768 times what it should really cost.
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