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    29er Singlespeed suggestions? Zion? Haro?

    I already ride an Asylum as my primary race bike but interested in getting a singlespeed for some winter training and in general having some fun. Not looking to spend tons of money on the bike ($800). One option is getting a Zion 29" EBB frame/fork and buy some components (and use some spare stuff at home...like disk brakes, saddle). Or maybe I would be better off with a complete bike. My preference is one with an EBB. I bet I could build up the Zion sub 25lbs quite easily....it seems some of the complete bikes are rather heavy.

    I am quite interested in the Haro Mary SS, but their website isn't up to date. Anyone know how much it sells for? Any online retailers? Or other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for your advice!

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    I think the Mary SS from Haro is right around $850 or so.

    You also might want to look at Raleigh's 29er SS offering as well.

    And then you've got the Redline Monocog for around $450 complete with v-brakes.

    Lots of options!

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    I've got a GT peace 9r on order, $550 SS/29
    should be here this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperky
    I already ride an Asylum as my primary race bike but interested in getting a singlespeed for some winter training and in general having some fun. Not looking to spend tons of money on the bike ($800). One option is getting a Zion 29" EBB frame/fork and buy some components (and use some spare stuff at home...like disk brakes, saddle). Or maybe I would be better off with a complete bike. My preference is one with an EBB. I bet I could build up the Zion sub 25lbs quite easily....it seems some of the complete bikes are rather heavy.

    I am quite interested in the Haro Mary SS, but their website isn't up to date. Anyone know how much it sells for? Any online retailers? Or other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for your advice!
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    I second that motion

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490
    You should talk to Nogearsheer about a misfit. support your local companies..

    that or a True North..
    Misfit is at all of the races (and sponsors a lot of them). They would treat you right. Sweet frames from what I hear.
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    I vote for the Mary

    got mine in the beginning of september and I love this damn bike. Got it for about 850, ebb, avid discs, a great all around bike, totally satisfied with my purchase.

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    I love the MC29, mine LG is

    about 26lbs. right now with the stock wheels/fork/crank. You could EASILY build this thing well under 25 if you build it with lighter wheels/tires/crank. If you ride a smaller size, even better. Best thing is, Frame/Fork can be had for $240 at PP. It's not as bad a fork as people say.
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    I love my Mary. It ain't the lightest, but it rides oh, so nicely. Handles very well. Eats singletrack for breakfast, lunch and dinner(and the bed time snack too). If you've got the parts hanging about though, its hard to beat the Zion's price.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Soma Juice

    I just bought one and I like it a lot! Sweet ride, and Jenson's got them going on.
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    given some of your criteria, allow me to suggest a couple things.

    • in that price range build the bike up yourself. you are looking to keep the cost and weight down, this can be tough 'off the shelf'. there are plenty of framesets available that would fit those criteria.

    • maybe you have had good experience with ebb's. please ignore if you have, i have not. the fact that they add greater room for 'creak' on top of an existing hotspot for 'creak' is annoying and results is frequent cleaning and service. these shells are only available in a 68mm shell. also found that keeping ebb's tight and then loosening them was problematic...just personal experiences. I suggest some sort of slider to adjust tension.

    of course i have an interest in this, but if you want to mess around on a demo ss 29 for a bit, drop me a line.
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