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    Can I make my Trek 69er 3x9 a singlespeed?

    I would like to convert my Trek 69er 3x9 in to a singlespeed but I'm not sure if it can be done. If it can, can anyone let me know what all I need to do. Thanks....

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    any bike can be turned into a single speed. buy a decent ss kit (spacer and cog) and a tensioner, new front chainring and you are set. run an eno eccentric hub if you like it without tensioner. read the ss faq's.
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    What you need is to put a rear cog in line with a front chainring and have a chain tensioner. An ENO hub would be useless to you if your 69er is fully suspended. If it's a hardtail you could use the ENO and then you wouldn't need a tensioner. It depends how you want to do it and what bike you have.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Like Caffeine said.

    An ENO eccentric hub, while more expensive than the tensioner route, is less hassle in the long run. Great piece of equipment. With the help of a friend I converted a Cannondale F400 to a 69er singlespeed and used the ENO eccentric on the rear wheel. Worked great.

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