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    high quality 26 Inch Rigids, no suspension correction. any?

    As far as I can tell, no company out there (besides custom) will build a medium to high end quality, not suspension corrected, 26 inch Mountain bike... though a few cross bikes exist like this.

    anyone know of one?

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    Buy used-lots of older, high end rigids out there!
    Now days all the high end bikes will be packed full of bells and whistles, so you wont find a bike like a Trek 950 new.

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    I have a trek 800 that was free. I feel like painting it for fun and throwing good kit on it. but still, I'd like something that can take hydraulic discs and trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan View Post
    I have a trek 800 that was free. I feel like painting it for fun and throwing good kit on it. but still, I'd like something that can take hydraulic discs and trails.
    An pre-2012 Surley 1 x 1 is pretty close...it has a fairly short 413mm fork a-c length which is short by today's standards (most 80mm forks are ~455mm). You could run it with one of these if you want gears.
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    eBay is your friend! Plenty of pre-2000 hardtails available. I put an eBay chinese carbon fork on my Giant ATX 890 (circa 1995'ish) and it rocks! The v-brakes on it work just fine, but the ceramic coating is all but gone on my Crossmaxs' and it is tougher to find descent rim brake wheelsets.

    I'd love to find an older ti hardtail with disc mounts so I could at least upgrade to BB7's and get a new wheelset, but the old ti bikes still hold their value quite well.

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    I've got a lovely 1990 rockhopper frame tha I aim to build.

    still, wish I could get my hands on something burlier, with 1-1/8 threadless and discs!

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    Just go custom or have a frame builder add disc tabs to an old frame, shouldn't be to hard.
    Whats this line for?

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    yeah, I totally have 5 grand to spend on a bicycle. totes, I just won't buy mountain dew this month.

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    Why the strange need for no suspension correction? I ride a rigid 26er. The geometry rocks, and its a very nice riding bike. I bought the frame and matching fork direct from Carbonal Composites for around $480 shipped.


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    who said need? virtually every bicycle discussed on this forum falls well within the "Want" spectrum

    As for me, I ride a rigid soma... and the giant gap, and the comments about the giant gap, have always stuck in my mind. it does look wrong, and I'd be much happier with a more aesthetically pleasing bike

    a lower center of gravity would also be keen.

    that being said my Soma rides like magic, the full Tange steel frame mated to a fork designed for it have resulted in a very competent bike. Just a bike with a huge gap.

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