One bike stable - Best singlespeed for commuting and trail?
I may have to downsize my bike stable in the next few months and would like to go to one singlespeed bike for both trail and commuting purposes. My goal is to have two sets of wheels, one set up for commuting and another set for trails. A quick swap gets me from work to the trails that way.
What are you suggestions for a fully rigid 29er singlespeed in the 1000-1200 price range? I'm looking for a decent spec that I can modify as needed. I think sliders might be best so that I don't have to realign brakes, etc. when switching out wheelsets.
My trail riding is probably best described as cross country (I'm located in southeast Michigan). There are moderate hills, rocks, roots, and technical sections on most of the trails and most are along the lines of ~20 miles. My commute is pretty flat, with one major hill each way, on city roads and is about 10 miles round trip. I don't mind spinning on my commute, so gear ratio disparity between the two isn't a huge issue.
Let me know what you think is best or if there is a thread that already covered this. As a point of comparison, I currently ride a 1x10 Trek Cobia and commute/light trail ride on a cheap Gravity G29.