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    Which Frame should I buy... Dillinger or Orbea Hydro Alma S30 ?

    My first post ever... general information for a better idea of where I'm coming from.

    Weight - 230 lbs. fully equipped
    Frame size medium
    Terrain - XC circuit - very flat buy very windy. Loose over hard pack and hard pack
    Will run the bike as an SS fully rigid with a Niner carbon fork
    Want something that turns on a dime tp help on the windy sections but is fast in the longer straightaways.
    Easton Bars and Seatpost
    Will run tubeless
    I do not race or jump

    Any ideas of which frame to choose between the Dillinger from Soul Cycles or the Orbea Alma S30?

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    Which Frame should I buy... Dillinger or Orbea Hydro Alma S30 ?

    If you are planning to run SS, I would think you want the Dillinger simply because it has an EBB. The Alma doesn't have sliding drops or an EBB so you would have to run a tensioner.

    I have a carbon Alma and it is a great handling frame, fwiw.


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    Are you set on aluminum? For a rigid singlespeed, I'd consider steel frames. I'd take a look at the new Canfield Nimble 9, especially for a big guy like yourself.

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    having ridden a dilinger for a few yrs, I think there are better frame options out there in the $500 range now.

    Nimble 9
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    Kona Honzo
    Spesh Carve/ Stumpy SS
    Niner bikes on clearance

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    I have a Mary Haro Steel frame and a Niner steel frame as well. I'm looking to try aluminum.

    I run either of these frames with a hanger and a tensioner from it. I have never experienced chain suck thus far.

    The EBB is an interesting propositions I have never fiddled with one.

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    You should try to get one of the Niner One9's on clearance. I'm not fond of the set screw type EBB like on the Dillinger. I much prefer either Bushnell or Niner. I've had no issues with either.

    I've also got both aluminum/scandium and steel bikes. Both have their pros and cons, and I like them both.

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    If you're wanting an aluminum frame and are good with running a tensioner I'd check out the Canfield Yelli Screamy. They're supposed to handle well because of the shortened chain stays.

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