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    First SS - New Misfit

    I've been lurking for quite a while on the SS forum and finally decided to add a single speed to my other bikes. While I won't say my bikes are any better than any other bikes out there, I like to ride something that you don't see everyday (I already have a Yeti 575, Niner Air9 and built a Canfield Yelli Screamy for the GF).
    After doing some looking around, I decided on a Misfit Psycles diSSent 29. I've seen a lot of positive feedback on the bike and the cost of the frame couldn't be beat.
    At first, I wasn't too keen on having another black bike with a grey kind of shadow logo (like the Yeti), but once I added the Niner carbon fork with it's shadow logo, I was sold on it. First ride is this coming Sunday.
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    Closer up of fork, wheels and rotors.
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    RaceFace cranks.
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    Rear
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    Stem and bar
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    Nice bike!

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    Excellent but you do know you need at add it here.

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    One is good!

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    That ride is hot!

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    Nice build. Report back after some miles in the dirt. I'd like to know how you like the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Nice build. Report back after some miles in the dirt. I'd like to know how you like the tires.
    Thanks, will do. I have Small Block 8s on one bike and Race Kings on the other. The SB8s are good on hard pack and are light but not sand or loose dirt. The RKs seem to be good all over. Hoping these are a good mix.

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    Nice work! I'm totally jealous!

    Where is the spec list?

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    Nice. What's the weight?

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    Thanks for the comments. I know one last thing to do is trim down the brake cables but this will be the first time I'm doing that so I'm going to have to read up on it a little.

    Here's the specs:
    Misfit diSSent 29, large
    Fork: Niner, Carbon
    Headset: Cane Creek, 40 w/ carbon and Purely Custom spacers
    Stem: Race Face, Evolve
    Bar: Race Face, Evolve
    Grips: Crank Brothers, Cobalt
    Wheels: Easton, EA70 XC
    Tires: Kenda, Slant Six
    Brakes: Formula, RX w/ 180 Alligator rotors
    Seatpost: Easton, EA50
    Seat: SDG, Bel Air
    Crank: Race Face, Evolve XC 32
    Cog: Misfit, 20 w/ Misfit conversion kit
    (I imagine that I may change out the gear ratio at a later time - Sunday is the first ride out).
    Weighs in at 22 1/4 lbs.

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    Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to dump my overweight fairly stock KHS Solo One 29er (about 31lb!!) and build up something light!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    Thanks, will do. I have Small Block 8s on one bike and Race Kings on the other. The SB8s are good on hard pack and are light but not sand or loose dirt. The RKs seem to be good all over. Hoping these are a good mix.
    I'm running the SB8 in the rear and it is great on tacky hero dirt, but is really bad on loose stuff - it can be hard to climb beacuse of the loss of traction and resulting dismount.

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    Here's my conversion so far.

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    Took it out on 11+ mile loop this morning. All I can say is that I am sold. It handled really well and for now, the gear ratio seems perfect. I was spinning the cranks at 15 mph but was able to make it up the hills working pretty hard. The cockpit seems kind of tight so I'm going to rotate the bars out to give a little more room.

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    Good choice on the Misfit, I know a surly bald guy who would approve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Dog View Post
    Good choice on the Misfit, I know a surly bald guy who would approve!
    follicley challenged.

    nice looking build.
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    Yours is almost the shadow of mine. :-)



    Nice build. Looks great.
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