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    Inbred 29er with 'short' fork

    Hi Guys,
    Anyone using an Inbred 29er with a short (445mm) AC length rigid fork and if so how does the beast handle in comparison to the standard 470mm?

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    Steve

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    Look for a Ragley TD:1

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    Resurrecting this thread.

    I was also looking into this, with the possibility of running a 440mm fork on my inbred 29er. I've seen discussion that the handling would be too twitchy, but the TD:1, with a similar setup, seems to be well loved. I cant find exact geo details of the TD:1 so i cant compare directly.

    Anyone have any experience running a 440mm fork on an Inbred 29er?

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    OS bikes is kinda the same concept, you can go as low as 435mm for a hta of 74 degrees, just depends on what you're looking for I guess. Watch your weight distribution, you're steepening the sta also. Maybe with a setback seatpost and a short stem, you might not kill yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaDave View Post
    ...you might not kill yourself
    encouraging.

    I was actually going to reference the OS Blackbuck, which i read is similar. Seems like no-one has a particular beef with handling of those...

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    the designer (of the on-one) responded to a similar question elsewhere by saying something like, "it'll be fine as long as you don't go off road, or around turns"

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    I regret selling my TD:1
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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaDave View Post
    the designer (of the on-one) responded to a similar question elsewhere by saying something like, "it'll be fine as long as you don't go off road, or around turns"
    I saw that post from Brant. I believe he included fixed gear, and the possibility of death....... Sometimes its really hard to read the sarcastic tone of otherwise serious people on a mountain biking forum.

    It would of been useful to have an even half-@ssed response from the designer.

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    I think the point is, he didn't design it so your weight would be that far forward. Leaving aside the endo issue for a moment, I'll bet you have issues with traction. No weight on the rear, too much on the front. Either one can break traction and slide. I don't know what yall call in in mountain biking; in motorcycling, when the front tire gives way, that's called a "high side" and it is not very refreshing.

    You can get an OS frame with fork for ~$700, which is an awesome deal. The $300 you save building a Frankenbike might not seem like such a great deal if you don't like it after one ride. Call em up, the designer is real nice. Cool guy, knows a lot (a real lot) about 29er design.

    I don't think Richards is still with On-One, not sure anyone still there is all that great a resource design-wise, so far that's been my experience anyway. He gave an interview on what he was thinking as he developed the Inbred, worth googling up. It's on the Internet somewhere.

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