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    Ss ??

    OK,

    I'm getting ready to drop some big coin on a 29 SS. My current ride is a 1x9 Mojo, super cushy and very fast.
    Please tell me again why I will fall in love with a SS?

    mojo

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    I jumped in and bought a rigid 29r SS to force myself to learn how to ride differently. I was a cushed out 26" gear changing spinner. Now, I ride rigid 29r SS almost exclusively.

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    My rigid 29er SS was the fourth bike in my garage. A BLT, Nomad and geared 29er hard tail all preceeded it. Since its arrival I've all but ignored the others. Part of this is because in the winter the simplicity of the bike is much lower maintenance and performs much better in the conditions here. Part of this is because as soon as I rode the SS I was hitting PRs on almost every climb. Part of this is because trails that were almost boring are once again a challenge. There is also the almost silent ride quality which is really nice in the woods. The lighter weight is nice. The personal challenge of cleaning climbs you couldn't just two weeks ago is rewarding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    I jumped in and bought a rigid 29r SS to force myself to learn how to ride differently. I was a cushed out 26" gear changing spinner. Now, I ride rigid 29r SS almost exclusively.
    Sounds like the path I chose! I have a 26" Epiphany 1x9 but I wanted to really focus on racing this year. So I wanted to go minimalist and lightweight....only answer for me was SS!! I am stoked. Good luck with your build. Which route are you taking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Man
    OK,

    Please tell me again why I will fall in love with a SS?

    mojo
    To quote Joe Dirt, "How exactly is a rainbow made? How exactly does the sun set? How exactly does a positrack rear end of a Plymouth work? It just does."

    Take my word, you will fall in love with it.

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    If you ask, you can't afford it.

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    When you clean a gnarly technical climb, the smugness and superiority that you can lord over your weaker, geared friends is worth the pain.

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    Giant Trance Advanced SL0
    Black Cat 26 " SS

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    Read the Sticky. Doesn't even require a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Man
    OK,

    Please tell me again why I will fall in love with a SS?

    mojo
    You will fall in love because it will mark your rebirth as a cyclist.
    Simple, not easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godless Communist
    When you clean a gnarly technical climb, the smugness and superiority that you can lord over your weaker, geared friends is worth the pain.
    ^---- THIS.....

    exactly....
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