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    Race capable 26er SS frame?

    After many years of good service my Cannondale 1FG finally died I'm now trying to find its successor...

    The Ibis Tranny looks like a nice option but is not yet readily available. The Santa Cruz Chameleon is a bit heavy but might still be OK and would probably last forever. Any other suggestions?

    This bike will be used mostly to compete in the local XC racing scene (Norcal's CCCX, Sea Otter...).

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    Ventana El Toro

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    The On One is definitely the more affordable of the two. According to the currency converter, it comes to $433 including shipping to the US

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    The Jamis Exile SS frames at Jenson for $199. With the money you save you can probably buy something else as well. The 06 black and 07 bronze are nice colours as well. I have the 07...

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    Titus Fireline- I race the Titus Eleven (older version) and love it.
    Really capable and complient.
    I ride a singlespeed because it's harder.

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    The Tranny is an interesting option.

    I did an extensive probing on the subject last year and found few light race like 26" SS frames,
    Endorfin Singlespeeder SL at only 3.0 lbs was one of my top candidates.

    http://www.endorfinbikes.co.uk/bikes...espeedersl.php

    In the end I got my hands on a used Orbea Alma in excellent condition and went with a EBB from Trickstuff, a solution that so far works very good and makes the number frames to chose from is a loooot bigger!
    Last edited by twestis; 03-04-2009 at 02:44 PM.

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    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

    I saw Trickstuff's Excentriker on a cyclocross bike this winter... and forgot about it. A bit expensive but could be the solution to the lack of 26er frames.

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    Specialized HT frame and biuld a sweet SS from the ground up!
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    I had a Salsa Juan Solo when I was on the small wheels and it was good for a few 100 miles races.

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    i have a kona kula deelux and use the white industries eccentric hub and it works great plus the frame is extemely light

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaulois
    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

    I saw Trickstuff's Excentriker on a cyclocross bike this winter... and forgot about it. A bit expensive but could be the solution to the lack of 26er frames.
    Yes, the Excentriker is a bit pricy but there is now a cheaper alternative from Forward Components.I believe it is slightly heavier but the functionality is the same.
    http://forwardcomponents.blogspot.co...et-patent.html

    and a review of it in this thread
    Review: Forward Components eBB for conventional BB shells

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