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    Vik's Scandal 29er Build...



    I've been wanting to try a 29er MTB to go with my Santa Cruz Nomad 26er. I decided on a 29er hardtail to get something different that made the most of the bigger wheels while being light on the climbs and my wallet...



    Looking around the On One Scandal caught my eye because:

    - it's light
    - it's affordable
    - has lots of tire clearance
    - XC geometry
    - looks pretty
    - comes with swapout dropouts so I can run an IGH without a tensioner
    - 31.8mm dropper steapost compatible
    - tapered headtube so I can mess with the headtube angle if I want to



    The folks at the On One US store were easy to deal with and accommodated several order changes on my part as I pondered the perfect size and colour!!!...

    The frame arrived quickly from the US and was packed very well.



    My initial impressions are:

    - very light
    - well designed and constructed
    - sweet finish

    What really matters is how it rides and how it fits, but my LBS is having some issues getting in a couple parts I need so I expect a slow build...

    I'll update this thread with better quality bike porn as time allows and as parts arrive.
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    enjoy, I just built myself another one of these and they ride great

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    can you tell what kind of headset is inside the box : ) and whats the weight of it?

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    Sweet! Looks really nice in those pics!

    I'm still sad I sold my on one to get a complete 29er from another company.

    I want to get another steel bike from them in a 29 flavor someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dviratinis View Post
    can you tell what kind of headset is inside the box : ) and whats the weight of it?


    The headset is an On One Smoothie Tapered unit. Claimed weight is 209g. It was installed so I can't verify its weight.

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    Huge snowstorm here on the West Coast. Not much to do, but surf bike porn and stay warm inside. Can't do much on my Scandal until the wheels show up.

    Build Details:

    - 19.5" Scandal 29er
    - On One Smoothie mixer headset
    - Stans Flow rims
    - Hope Pro II front hub
    - Alfine 11 in the back
    - Shimano Deore cranks/BB
    - Shimano SLX brakes
    - Salsa stem
    - On One Mary bars
    - Ergon grips
    - RS Reba fork
    - Thompson post + WTB saddle
    - BMX platform pedals

    I'll be adding a dropper post sooner or later and I need to figure out the gearing still.
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    VikB, what was shipping to Canada? What did Canada Post ding you for tax & duty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    VikB, what was shipping to Canada? What did Canada Post ding you for tax & duty?
    I ordered a frame + headset + bars = $500

    Shipping = $42US [USPS]

    Duty = $0 [none]
    HST = $62
    Customs Handling Fee = $8.50

    Total cost = ~$613 [assuming CDN & USD at par]

    Shipping took 7 calendar days.
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    I don't get why it would be cheaper for me to order this from England then it would be from the states.


    Does that sticker behind the seat tube come off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    I don't get why it would be cheaper for me to order this from England then it would be from the states.
    It's not cheaper to order a Scandal 29er from the UK site.

    Ordering from the UK On One site:

    - Scandal 29er $411 USD [vs $399 USD from US site]
    - Shipping $67 US [vs. $42 from US site]
    - HST $49 + $8.50 handling fee = $57.50 [vs. $48 +$8.5 = $56.50 based on US site costs]

    So the same frame from the UK is $38USD more expensive. [I assumed $1USD = $1 CDN for simplicity]. Given the vagaries of international commerce that's pretty much the same price with shipping costs being the biggest difference.

    It also seems like the UK Scandal 29er only comes with vertical swapouts while the US sold frame comes with both horizontal and vertical swapouts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Does that sticker behind the seat tube come off?


    That's not a sticker. It's laser etched into the anodization. It won't be going anywhere. However, on the raw aluminum frame it would be all, but invisible. On the dark green frame the logos are painted and that small design behind the seattube is relocated to the front of the seattube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Ah you know what I was looking at the inbred 29er which was cheaper but not by much.


    That's my only problem with on-one is the clear coated stickers that can't be removed. (yes I get that the one is engraved)
    I almost got the raw AL frame so I wouldn't have to deal with any logos. I ended up with the black ano after giving it some thought. On the Scandal 29er at least the logos aren't too in your face.
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    Ah you know what I was looking at the inbred 29er which was cheaper but not by much.


    That's my only problem with on-one is the clear coated stickers that can't be removed. (yes I get that the one is engraved)
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    I do like that raw.

    I've just never been a big logo fan....personal preference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Ah you know what I was looking at the inbred 29er which was cheaper but not by much.


    That's my only problem with on-one is the clear coated stickers that can't be removed. (yes I get that the one is engraved)
    At least with Brant being back, the overall decal schemes on the 2012+ are being toned down and looking much more classic and elegant, no real need to de-sticker.

    And I would prefer to deal with a sticker under the clearcoat than what I currently have on the TransAM, and that's peeling stickers lol.

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    I dislike any stickers....peel them off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    I dislike any stickers....peel them off!
    A laser etched frame is not for you then... Maybe start a new thread asking On One to make stealth un-branded frames.
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    I've got a set of Stans Flow rims in for the wheel build.



    Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29" x 2.35" tires.



    Hope Pro II Disc 32H hub



    Shimano Alfine 11 IGH.
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    awesome..!..Im sure it will be a very nice ride..Curious to read your impressions about Alfine setup....And compliments for the high quality pics..The ones with white background are fantastic.

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    At least the snow melted and the temperatures are back into the normal range for Vancouver Island.



    With any luck I can finish this build Monday or Tuesday.



    I may end up waiting on the Hope Pro Disc II front hub 9mm QR adapters for a few more days, but if I can get the bike that far I'll be pleased.



    I'm hoping the Scandal rides as nice as it looks...



    I'll be taking her to Sedona AZ at the end of Feb to get her broken in properly and jam red dust in every nook and cranny...



    It will be nice to be riding a hardtail again after so many FS miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleman View Post
    awesome..!..Im sure it will be a very nice ride..Curious to read your impressions about Alfine setup....And compliments for the high quality pics..The ones with white background are fantastic.


    Thanks! I've been running an Alfine 8 IGH in my Surly Pugsley for years with no issues. I love the low maintenance and clean chainline.

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    I have no doubt I'll enjoy the Alfine 11 in the Scandal. My only concern is whether or not the new internals are robust enough for MTBing. Reports so far are mixed. I'm hopeful it will work out fine, but I won't be shocked if I break it.

    Only one way to find out - I gotta turn the pedals and see what happens...
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    The wait for my 29er wheels will continue for at least another week...*sigh*... So I got desperate to keep the build rolling and threw on some 26er MTB wheels, BB/crank and pedals. That way I could confirm my saddle position and stem/bar position.

    Plus at least she's looking like a bike!...



    I had a Shimano Deore BB/crank in my parts bin so on it went with a 32T Race Face ring and some NRG BMX platforms.



    70mm Salsa 90 deg stem on top of a 20mm spacer. I had some low rise XC width bars in my parts bin so they went on flipped upside down. I don't want to cut the steerer too short so I'll try this out for a start and fine tune based on a bit of riding.
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