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    Back to the darkside...

    After 2 years riding my 'Cog, I bought a '12 Stumpy EVO 29 HT. Its 1x10 and has a Fox fork. Decided I wanted a little more versatility but still wanted to keep it simple. The rigid SS has been a blast and made me a stronger/better rider without a doubt. The 1x10 is great; a few extra gears when the top of those climbs has your heart rate maxed and when you want to turn/burn on the flats. The suspension is nice, but I find I lock it out a lot so I can stand on the climbs. Not sure if I will ride the SS much at this point (new bike-itis for now) but glad to have done the SS thing and will be fun to pull out once in a while for something different. The biggest single difference I noticed on day one is the lack of steering precision that you get with a suspension fork - that is where riding rigid is really nice. So for now, back to being a gearie!
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

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    I've been riding my Superfly 100 (also 1 x10) the last few weeks and appreciate the suspension on a rooty trail. The Superfly is racy / efficient and the transition between the SS is actually pretty easy.
    I'm glad to have the best of both.

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    so the pendulum goes... enjoy.

    You'll be back.

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    How right you are TroutBum! Story of my MTB life. Got a FS in the mid-90s. "I CAN'T IMAGINE RIDING ANYTHING ELSE". Went back to a racy hardtail in the late-90s. "I CAN'T IMAGINE RIDING FS AGAIN!". Got a SS a few years ago. "HOLY $HIT THIS IS FUN YOU DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' GEARS AND SUSPENSION TO BE FAST!". Now I am back to gears/some suspension. So the pendulum goes....whatever keeps my interested I guess!
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

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    Enjoy

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    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Every year I build up a 1x.
    Every year I get bored in about a month. This year I lasted longer. Would have been even longer if I had sealed cables.


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    The need for singlespeed
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    Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

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    Yeah, I didn't know he was here in the first place.

    Still, riding is riding.

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