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    Alternative to THE RIG, stock single speeds

    I been searching but cannot seem to find any manufacturers who make SS with somewhat of a decent spec. apart from the gary fisher rig, I test rode it this week and wasnt that impressed by the feel of it.

    is there any other manufacturers who make SS with a spec close to the RIG?

    thx

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    you could get a Van Dessel ramble tamble built up for a bit more than what the rig costs

    www.vandesselsports.com

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    Bianchi has a bike that was almost identical in spec to the Rig.
    http://www.bianchiusa.com/08_sok_ss.html

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    Haro Mary SS, Redline Flight

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    I test rode a Marin SS in steel. Very fun for the short time I rode it.
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    thanks never knew there was so many "alternatives" out there, I like the rig with the exception of the brakes would prefer something with a better brake offering, the felt fits the need

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    I have a Felt nine Solo and love it.It handles awesome and it has decent parts on it.I did change the bars and wheels though.
    Good luck shopping for your new ride
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    I own a Marin Pine Mountain 29" SS. I love it. Had it for about 5 months. The front hub required some lube, and I discovered that you should not leave a bike with hydro brakes upside down for an extended period of time. (you lose braking power).

    I thought the bike had a pretty good part spec for the price. Also it has a steel frame. The geometry is great and it has survived several unintentional dismounts in rock gardens. Slightly heavier than aluminum, but certainly not heavy for the price range.

    http://www.marinbikes.com/2008/us/bi...ntain_29er.php

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    You can always check out cannondale or rocky mountain. I would love to have both.

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    +1 for the Felt Nine Solo - I picked one up last week and am having a blast on it. I looked hard for a Rig and anything else close in price including the Bianchi SOK 29. Seems like a solid build right out of the box - not the lightest, but certainly a lot of bang for the buck. EBB, full hydro brakes, decent fork, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfoxy76
    thanks never knew there was so many "alternatives" out there, I like the rig with the exception of the brakes would prefer something with a better brake offering, the felt fits the need
    The brakes are not difficult to switch out if you like everything else about the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_mcdonough
    I discovered that you should not leave a bike with hydro brakes upside down for an extended period of time. (you lose braking power).
    only if they haven't been properly bled.

    @ mrfoxy76 - another to add to the list is the khs solo one.
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    The Haro Mary SS was my introduction to the world of 29's. I loved it, but the spec is a bit cheap when compared to the bikes you are considering.

    I like the look of the Bianchi Rita... which you can still find as a leftover here and there.

    Also, there is a bicycle shop in CA selling well specced On-Ones through ebay for less than $1000 right now: Carbon forks, Avid hydro's etc. PM me if you are interested and I'll track down the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
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    as a suggestion...check out IRO


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    are there many "stock" 26er single speeds?

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    yes although the list is getting smaller as the years go by
    Surly 1x1
    Inbred 26
    Kona unit (2007? or older)
    Voodoo Bizango/Wanga one
    Custom frames
    Jamis Exlie 26 (2007 or older)
    Just a few that come to mind

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    specialized makes a nice one, a GT peace(yes a 26) and there are others those are just my favorites

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    Specialized does not make a mountain ss. The GT Pease is on performancebike.com. The GT peace r9 is the 29 version on their website.

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    the bianchi is on sale right now at jenson

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    specialized does to make a mountain single speed you have to talk to your LBS it is a nice one too 26inch and about a thousand bucks ask a lbs mine said he can get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny5b
    Specialized does not make a mountain ss. The GT Pease is on performancebike.com. The GT peace r9 is the 29 version on their website.
    Correct they dont sell any stock SS, but all of the Specialized 29ers have sliding dropouts

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