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    Nashbar Single Speed 29er Mountain Bike

    Just wanted to know if anyone has had any experiences on one of these Bikes?
    I couldn't find any reviews...

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/ProductDisplay?storeId=10053&langId=-1&catalogId=10052&productId=502354&cm_mmc=$%28refe rrer%29$-_-Bicycles-_-Nashbar-_-NB-SSMBD-19&CSE=GooglePS&mr:trackingCode=80CBFC0F-F9E1-DE11-974B-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

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    nice bike for the money, but heavy. I bought one of the old style (with clincher brakes instead of the disc) as a backup bike to ride after I got hit by a truck on my gary fisher rig.

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    Good bike for the $ my friend rides one I like it. If I wasnt building a SS out of a never used Nashbar frame I had I would have got the new one with discs..... Buy it and you will have fun with it!

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    i looked at it a while ago and it has changed , my only fear is aluminum........ and Orca whales
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    I have one and I love it. The aluminum is however, quite rigid. I swapped out some parts and it's very light now by my standards.


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    Love mine since I bought it and it's been amazing, and also gone through lots of changes




    It is the same as. 2008 se stout 29er
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    SS Rigid =
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    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    after alot of BS I am buying one. Will let you know how the new 2010 model is in about a week.....

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    Should be the same as these if it's the aluminum one
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    They have the frames on sale for $99 right now. I was thinking of getting one and just stashing it until I'm ready to build a 29er. I don't mind the aluminum so much.

    ooops....
    Make that Performance has the frames on sale right now.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...7_20000_400314
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaggart
    I have one and I love it. The aluminum is however, quite rigid. I swapped out some parts and it's very light now by my standards.

    Open cam skewers without any chain tug on the drive side on track ends? Also your front brake cable/housing looks a bit long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbyracer
    They have the frames on sale for $99 right now. I was thinking of getting one and just stashing it until I'm ready to build a 29er. I don't mind the aluminum so much.

    ooops....
    Make that Performance has the frames on sale right now.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...7_20000_400314
    that frame has been on sale for quite a while, beginning to think its just the regular price
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    Seems to be the Nasbar way, everything is "on sale" for that same price for a long time. I just put a order in for the 29r. on sale for $399.99 org $599.99 well its been $399.99 for a year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBob
    Seems to be the Nasbar way, everything is "on sale" for that same price for a long time. I just put a order in for the 29r. on sale for $399.99 org $599.99 well its been $399.99 for a year!
    not really, its on sale for a bit then it changes. the access frame has been on sale for a lot longer
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    On sale now for $349.00

    Crap I just picke it up last week for $399.00

    Thats $50 for upgrades......

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    Does it come with a Rear D Hanger...? Are the stock hubs able to accept a 9 speed cassette like the Stout...?...? If so, I am gonna get one tomorrow.......

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    It's the same exactthing as an 08 stout. Yes they can take a cassette and I think the latest ones on nashbar come with discs which I suppose is an upgrade from when I bought mine
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    Going to call tomorrow and ask Nashbar to verify. Want to be sure. Not sure how I will dig the single speed thing and that is the reason I am probably not buying a 2010 Rockhopper SL SS(Brand new, I already saw/rode it) from this guy on Craigslist...he is selling for $500. It is a single speed for life...awesome bike and I am a Specialized guy. Just don't like the feeling of not having the option if I so choose.

    If they say it is 9spd compatibile I will orbably order one tomorrow....it is $350 and they are having an extra 15% of today and tomorrow. $336 to the front door. Been over and over this , the RHopper, and all the deals on Jenson and BDirect....ready to make a move on something.

    Any advice...?

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    Dawes Dead Eye. Cheaper and steel (Cro-Mo) frame/fork.

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    Dawes was my first choice. Not so much anymore. Not too confident in it with all the ?'s about allignment problems and such. Nice bike but for $16 more dollars....probably get the Nashbar and strip the paint if its hideous.

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    My Nashbar just came in, 25min and i was on the road. It has mounts for changing it to a multi speed. The bike works great, disc breaks work with no issues (unlike the deadeye). Now i need to get into shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalFliP
    Dawes was my first choice. Not so much anymore. Not too confident in it with all the ?'s about allignment problems and such. Nice bike but for $16 more dollars....probably get the Nashbar and strip the paint if its hideous.
    the paint wasn't hideous at all but when the person you rise with has the exact same bike minus a few mods, you kinda want something different
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    Opted out for the 2010 Rockhopper I was looking at. Better choice in the long run....$500. Can't beat it...the guy wants out of it. Either way...it will be a great second bike...! Pics later tonite....leaving in 15 min to go grab it.

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    No offense Man but I can't see where a rockhopper is a better choice in the long run. I am not just saying this because I have this bike. Everything on a rochopper is entry level, right on par with this bike. This is a 2008 se racing stout frame painted a weird color. So what makes it better? The name?
    I see u have a pitch so that would make sense. Also good luck on ur first 29er I went from 26 ht to 26 Fs to 29er rigid and never road the others again

    Just sayin
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    got to spend the money on what will make you happy.

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    No offense Man but I can't see where a rockhopper is a better choice in the long run. I am not just saying this because I have this bike. Everything on a rochopper is entry level, right on par with this bike. This is a 2008 se racing stout frame painted a weird color. So what makes it better? The name?
    I see u have a pitch so that would make sense. Also good luck on ur first 29er I went from 26 ht to 26 Fs to 29er rigid and never road the others again

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    ...No offense taken, no offense intended. My comment as to "a better choice in the long run" has only to do with me....not anything to do with the quality or value of Nash9er. Yes, I like what Specialized does and I do ride a PitchPro as my main bike....but I was, considering the Nash, as well as, The Stout, Dawes, Cliff, etc, etc., so, the "name" has nothing to do with it.

    I looked at this(never seen dirt) 2010 RHopper SL SS about 2 weeks ago off Craigslist. Listed at $900 and the guy told me his price was $700. I passed after deciding that I was unsure of 1) 29ers in general and 2)Single speed only, as this frame is a single speed frame only. So, I started looking at the aforementioned bikes because of the pricepoint and 9 spd. compatiblity. After much research and thought, I was ready to drop the hammer today on the Nash since it was selling for $279 today.

    Knowing myself, I already had about spent in my head an additional $100 or so for hydro discs, $75 on clipless, and figured in the cost of a 9 spd drivetrain, in case. By the time it would have been said and done, I would have easily dropped the $500 I spent on the RHopper today upgrading . End of story.

    Bearings, headsets, hubs, and the important pieces are not cheap. I have read about misalligned disc mounts, chipping paint, out of round rims, out of dish rims, banged up chainrings, leaking forks, cracked frames.....you name it, when it comes to the bargain stuff. Nashbar may or may not be good about warranties or customer service. I don't know and I guess I won't find out.

    I coulda spent $318 to have the Nash shipped to my door. This would be a bike I had only read good or bad or "whatever" about, never having had the chance to see in person, stand over, let alone ride it....then spent $xxx.xx upgrading said bike...ie: hydros discs, 9 spd, etc, etc.and hope that Nash will stand behind their merch. in the event of a problem.

    It boils down to this. I realized that, I found a great deal on a good quality SS that can't be geared later. I like the tech built into the Eccentric BB to tension the chain and the warranty that I KNOW Specialized WILL stand behind. If something happens to that frame , it will take a 15 min phonecall by my SpecDealer to have a replacement on the way to me. I have seen it happen( with 6 yr old frames) with my own eyes.

    People knock big companies for being too commercial. People knock "NoName" stuff for being cheap or unreliable. I was not knocking the Nash, I almost bought it. Hopefully, you made the right decision for you. "In the long run", I know I did. For $500, the Hopper will stay in my stable as a SS and just be another choice for me when I go for a ride.

    To each their own, right PoorBob...?

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    Sounds good u picked the right one. Post some pics in the spec forum
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    I actually tried.....no luck for some reason. I will get one up. BTW, Had I gotten the Nash, it would have ended up raw like yours...always loved that look. May still grab one for my wife if they go on 20% again.

    Happy Trails.

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    To each their own, very true. Best of luck to your purchase.

    No quit hijacking the dang Nashbar thread lol......



    Im starting the Nashbar Rebel Bicycle club.....

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    I just pulled the trigger on one myself with the extra 20% off it was $280- that's a steal! can't wait to get it, be my first 29er and SS.
    I chose to go SS after riding a friends Specialized 29er Rockhopper SS- he got it cheap too off Craigslist $550- it's nice and light, I like it a lot. Hope this Nash is close in quality to it.

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    Good deal J. My cousin got same deal last year before they offered the discs. Then again I don't know how good those discs are anyway
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    The discs seem to be good, granted it took me a while to get the front adjusted but again thats the one I had to put on. The rear disc right out of the box was perfect.

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    Nice, my bike as u see it above with paint stripped ishiw I built it up, the only thing stock is spokes, rims and headset. Oh yeah the rear brake cable, that's stock lol
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    Been reading your posts and decided to do it too at the $280 price. Never caught it if you said . . . how did the 15" fit as far as standover, reach and seatpost length with stock seatpost? I am 5'8" with ~29" inseam and hoping that the 15" will fit me. My first 29er and SS and am looking forward to my first ride.

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    The 15" fits awesome, it is just right except the stock seatpost is wicked short. I had to get a 350mm long one I think and my cousin has a 400mm on his
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    Hmmm 5'8'' and a 15", well I dont have much knowledge with that but im 5'10'' and the 17" seems to be just right on the stand over height.

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    I am 5'9" bob with a 15 and i went with reach measurement not standover...
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    You guys that are paying $280 can eat my bottom bracket.... I just paid $399 two weeks ago, I did call Nashbar and the gave me $50 off which is the current list price. As for the %20 off well Im just going to have to live with that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBob
    You guys that are paying $280 can eat my bottom bracket.... I just paid $399 two weeks ago, I did call Nashbar and the gave me $50 off which is the current list price. As for the %20 off well Im just going to have to live with that....
    don't be mad, be glad that others are able to ride such a great bike.

    on size- I'm around 5'9" and my friends Rockhopper is a 19", so I got a 19" for the Nash. My 26" FS bike has a 18" frame and I like the stretched out feeling of the 19" Rockhopper 29er. I'd rather have more room then be cramped. To each his/her own though.

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    19" is huge man, it will deffinately make for an interesting ride.
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    How are the biks guys?

    Work has kept me away from my nash way too much lately, but I still like it. Just got a set of Salsa Skews for it and looking to change out the chain ring, its a bit too low for me putting around town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBob
    How are the biks guys?

    Work has kept me away from my nash way too much lately, but I still like it. Just got a set of Salsa Skews for it and looking to change out the chain ring, its a bit too low for me putting around town.
    lucky you I had to re-lace my heels just to have a quickrelease front
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    How are the Nashbar 29rs going for everybody.

    i have put some miles on my bike so far this summer and love it! Great bike so far for the price. I doubt Ill do anything to it this summer since i just want to ride, but i plan to upgrade over winter.

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    25% discount

    you guys want to really s**t?
    heres a 25% off code for nashbar, good for a couple more days i think:
    FRAMILY
    has a few restrictions but it does work on the ss 29er (other bikes & stuff too)
    $262.50 + s&h...such a deal

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    Yes I am going to S*@T I paid $399

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    Quote Originally Posted by markaitch
    you guys want to really s**t?
    heres a 25% off code for nashbar, good for a couple more days i think:
    FRAMILY
    has a few restrictions but it does work on the ss 29er (other bikes & stuff too)
    $262.50 + s&h...such a deal
    You da man!!!

    FYI, this works on the Nashbar GT Peace SS 29er also... advertised at $549, this code goves an additional $137 off, so the bike is yours at $412.49 - not bad.

    Which one to get? At these prices, I can't not get one.

    PS to say, I'm leaning towards the Nashbar - the GT doesn't seem to get you much higher spec'ed parts over the Nashbar no-name model. And at $262, I can upgrade some stuff right way - probably the brakes.

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    Anyone have any tips on size or standover height on the Nashbar? I am 6'2", 34" inseam - so 19" or 21"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog
    Anyone have any tips on size or standover height on the Nashbar? I am 6'2", 34" inseam - so 19" or 21"?
    I cant speak for the nashbar, but i'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam, and i've broken 3 different large (19-20") frames, all at the seat tube/top tube weld, and yes, i had enough post in the frame. I have an xl (21") frame i picked up to try out and it fits me MUCH better overall than the large ever did. Less post sticking out, so less stress on the frame in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    I cant speak for the nashbar, but i'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam, and i've broken 3 different large (19-20") frames, all at the seat tube/top tube weld, and yes, i had enough post in the frame. I have an xl (21") frame i picked up to try out and it fits me MUCH better overall than the large ever did. Less post sticking out, so less stress on the frame in that area.
    Yeah, I hear ya - I have an old 18" 26er HT that's a bit too small for me, so I was thinking the 19" might not be enough. Thanks for the input.

    PS - ordered mine today - $326.36 with sales tax and shipping. Went with the 21"
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    I'm 5'9 and usually ride a medium frame. Would the 17 inch be the right pick for me?
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