Thanks to those who replied to my last post easing any fears I had regarding 29'ers.
I am now looking for a 29'er frame to build as a ss rigid bike with discs.
I'm looking at the Voodoo Dambala for a few reasons:
First is the price: $430 for the frame. I figure I could get a fork for ~$70 and keep the frame/fork price around $500.
Second, I want something that will work well as both a ss or geared frame. The reason is that as much as I am enjoying ss, I can't do it more than once a week for an extended time. When I am riding regularly, I can only do about 1/3-1/2 of my rides on ss, and all-day ss epics are not a good idea for me.(more than that an my knee hurts). If I really like the 29'er hardtail thing, I may end up putting gears on it and use it as my everyday/all day ride. This bike will most likely remain ss, but I want to leave my options open.
The bike is designed for a suspension fork, so if rigid is too much for me I can stick a Reba on it.
I like verticle dropouts as I am looking to go disk. Any input on how these work out? I am curious if it is a good idea to have another set of bolts between my axle and frame. I had a similar settup with the drive side of my Heckler and that was not a problem. The disc tab being attached to the droput seems like a good way to keep the disc lined up when removing/installing the rear wheel. Is this setup work as it is intended?
Any other input on this frame or suggestions for other frames are welcome. I am looking to spend no more than $500 on the frame and fork.
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