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    Need opinions on SS 29er - which one?

    Redline Monobelt, Breeze Thunder One or Surly Karate Monkey?

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    Salsa El Mariachi.

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    OP, you gotta give us some more information to work off of. What type of riding? Where do you live? How much do you weigh? What type of riding style, etc.

    Without details, we cannot help
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    OP, you gotta give us some more information to work off of. What type of riding? Where do you live? How much do you weigh? What type of riding style, etc.

    Without details, we cannot help

    Cross Country singletrack riding. I am an ex-BMXer, so I will definetly be doing some jumping. I live near Charlottesville, VA. I weigh 195 lbs. I'm 6'1".

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    In that case, go for a Canfield Nimble Nine. Super short chainstays (Sub 16.5"), slack angles, super fun. I have the Alloy version (Yelli Screamy) with gears and couldnt be happier.
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    Probably out of my price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enutter View Post
    Probably out of my price range.
    Another good point to mention when asking for advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    Another good point to mention when asking for advice
    OK. Please reread my post. Thanks. I specifically named three bikes in my price range. I guess what I am trying to say is I have narrowed it down to these three.

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    Awesome advice so far...both posters have suggested bikes I didn't even mention.

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    Stooge - now available in US too.

    http://stoogecycles.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    Stooge - now available in US too.

    http://stoogecycles.co.uk/
    That is sweet. Looks like an old Haro Master. How much do those run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enutter View Post
    That is sweet. Looks like an old Haro Master. How much do those run?
    From their website: it would cost you $935 shipped to the US. Probably out of your budget, right?

    Frame only looks like
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    From their website: it would cost you $935 shipped to the US. Probably out of your budget, right?

    Frame only looks like
    Yep.

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    I was going to ask why not the OnOne Inbred or the Kona Unit, both great bikes. However if you are a BMXer looking to play and jump slacker angles might be better. Like the Karate Monkey they are older school XC style bikes. Looking at the specs, all three are 71-72 degree head angles, sames as my suggestions. The Breezer has a tapered headtube and is the only one that is aluminum.
    I'd ask in the singlespeed forum, see what responses you get.

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    I think Stooge was using a shop in the US? Have a look at his FB page.

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