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  1. #1
    my church is the woods
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    Top Fuel 69er Single Speed

    After 3 years on the white 69er hardtail, I stepped up to the Top Fuel frame with the help of a contact made on this forum.

    She rides fantastic! Even though I have her built up on the heavy side, she is fast and agile. The single speed was slapped on there because I didn't get to the bike shop to get new der. housing yet, but after the last 2 rides, I may not put gears on it. It's so much fun the way it is. The KS seatpost is so nice to have too, I find I'm using it several times a minute on the techie PA trails.

    I wish Trek would have stuck with this 69er concept, I would definitely buy a Fuel EX 69er with the new rear sus. design. 90mm takes the edge off, but 120mm would be more suited.


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    simple
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    Hell yeah. That is perfect right there. Envious.

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    Glad to see her being put to use.

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    Retread soul rider
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    Reviving old thread...

    I've built an FSR-XC 69er and am working towards dialing in the geometry. Mine currently has a REBA on the front set at 80mm and the BETD link set at 100mm. A bit more travel (and BB clearance) would be great on roots, ledges and downhills, but I'm wary of changing the handling to that of a monster truck.

    As it sits there in the pic, what are the BB height and handlebar height measurements? I tend to measure to the centers.

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    Trek/Tacoma
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    I love the 69er concept as well. I built a '10 SS 69er frame up and it is one of the lightest and most fun bikes I've ever ridden. Climbs, accelerates, corners well. Love the different size wheels with no knowledge that they are different when on the bike. I scored big and found a G2 Fox F29 FIT RLC from a GF superfly SS frameset that a guy was getting rid of for 350 less than the full price. Fits nicely. Looks like your full suspension would be really fun. How does your chain tensioner treat you on the conversion?

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    very jealious, im looking to build a full suspension SS to add to my SS collection! good work!

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