Recently I've had the opportunity to get a like new The One. I was curious as to what some of you guys thought about getting the bike set up. I'll preface my questions by saying I'm pretty much a HT guy, having really dug a long travel HT like the Evil Sovereign but the bike is starting to cause more issues that smiles for me! A recent back injury is forcing me to a FS type of ride more and more as I just feel better after long rides on the HT.
I picked up the One from a friend who bought the bike last year and pretty much just never rode it. It ended up being too much bike for him and he never really fell in love with it. I'm coming from an Ibis HD as my FS ride. Essentially we ended up trading bikes which I clearly came out in the plus!
The bike is currently set up with a full xt build, 2x10, Crank Brothers Iodine wheels, Vivid rear shock and Talas 160 front.
So so far I love The One, it's pretty much exactly everything I'm looking for. It's done everything from light DH runs, spent some time in a jump park, gone on 30+ mile XC rides, and basically has been an amazing ride. While The One may not be the fastest climber around, it WILL climb anything out there.
Now on to some questions.
1. Fork - While I love the Talas I just would never use the Talas feature of the fork on this bike. I'm thinking about maybe getting a different fork, either a 170 Vengeance or a 180 Float. I wouldn't mind having a slightly higher BB, and I feel that pairing the fork to a Angleset would keep the head angle not too stretched out.
2. Cranks - The bike is running 175's right now, and while I wouldn't say pedal strikes have been an issue, I have clipped them in places that I haven't before. I more chock that up to being on a new bike with a new bb height and I'll adapt, but is there any really gain going to a 165 or 170 crank? From what I've seen so far from other posts it just doesn't seem like it would be a huge benefit and I feel like getting leg extension would be difficult.
I guess that's all I have for questions about the One for now.
I would like to add that if you're running a 2x or 1x set up and don't want to run a chain guide for some reason, that the Bionicon C Guide is pretty awesome. That little guy has really helped keep the chain on through everything I've taken in on, including jumps, high speed rock gardens and just general mayhem!
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