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    Monocog vs. Flight

    Just wondering peoples thoughts: would it be better to purchase a Monocog on the cheap and upgrade parts over time to lighten it up a bit, or would it be better to spend a little more upfront and get a flight, which is already a little lighter?

    Outside of weight and disc brakes, what are the other main differences between the two?

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    Totally different frames, different tubing, dropouts, geometry.
    1993 Barracuda A2R - 1x7 Beater
    2007 Redline Monocog 29er

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    Good job!

    Yes sir,

    I own both the Cog is the stiffer heavier Battleship...

    ...the Flight is the whippier lighter Thoroughbred

    Love then both...

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    The Flight isn't so much lighter than you are getting an awesome weight reduction.

    I'd go Flight because the tubing looks better, you can easily run geared or SS and they handle well.

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    I have a 2010 non-Flight Monocog and absolutely love it. It's a bit heavier than the Flight but from reading reviews of both bikes it seems like a lot more people are dissatisfied with the Flight than the non-Flight version, especially issues with the rear wheel staying put... never had this issue on mine. You will need to spend some money if you want to drop weight and make it a much nicer ride but with the cheap entry point you can still get it most of the upgrades for less than most companies are selling their singlespeeds for. Dropped some money on a Niner carbon for, Mavic 719s with Chris King hubs and still came in less than a Kona Unit for example.

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