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    Best frame for Monstercross?

    I want to build a Monstercross rig from either an Inbred or a Sandal 29er frame, which would be better suited for the task? I see that On-One UK is offering a Monstercross Bundle utilizing the Inbred frame (pretty sweet deal) should I assume this is the better frame choice?!?

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    You can't beat the inbred rear swap outs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnylowe View Post
    I want to build a Monstercross rig from either an Inbred or a Sandal 29er frame, which would be better suited for the task? I see that On-One UK is offering a Monstercross Bundle utilizing the Inbred frame (pretty sweet deal) should I assume this is the better frame choice?!?

    Thanks...
    The geometry is the same and both currently use Swapouts. Your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    The geometry is the same and both currently use Swapouts. Your choice.
    Shiggy,

    Thanks for the info, didn't realize the geometry was the same on both.

    I guess the only choice now is aluminum or steel..hmmm!?!?

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    If you don't mind weight, steel is your mate? @_@
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blksocks View Post
    If you don't mind weight, steel is your mate? @_@
    Definitely a better ride on steel, especially if you are going fully rigid, as you should, for monstercross.
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    I was thinking about buying a singular gryphon then saw the midge bars on sale at 20 so bought a set and experimented with my ti29er, they work quite nicely with midges.

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    Nice ride :-)

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    Two of the best frames for monstercross out there:

    1) Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross. Designed by a guy who has plenty of experience in the area. Fits a 45c tire just fine. Canti only

    2) Singular Peregrine. Disc brake only. Very clean and classic look. Fits 45's fine with clearance to boot.

    Want to run bigger tires? Awesome, lucky for you 29ers have been around for 10+ years now and nothing wrong with throwing a drop bar on them (See Shiggy's setup guide...use Google to find it). But that ain't monstercross. Monstercross is in the middle between a 29er and a cyclocross bike...with more cyclocross bike look/feel. Kinda like a hatchback isn't a sedan, but it ain't a station wagon either.
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