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    Sette Reken as Commuter Build?

    I'm looking to replace my '94 Rockhopper commuter with a new build for bad weather/winter commuting. Lots of snow and road salt in my area, and because of rust issues on the Rockhopper I'm interested in switching to a low-cost aluminum MTB frame that'l take discs, with the Sette Reken as a front runner. I've read through the Sette forum but couldn't find many commuter-build discussions.

    My questions/concerns are - can a rear rack and fender be mounted to the Reken, especially if I use discs, and in general, any advice on a Reken commuter build? Do it, don't do it, better frame choices? I'm thinking a 1x7 or 1x9. Thanks in advance.

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    Yes you can use a rack you need a seat collar adapter thing for the top.

    I run a reken as a road bike and it's good.

    I use a surly 1x1 fork

    Gearing is 38 11-34

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    Thanks, Combatcm, your help is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combatcm View Post
    Yes you can use a rack you need a seat collar adapter thing for the top.

    I run a reken as a road bike and it's good.

    I use a surly 1x1 fork

    Gearing is 38 11-34
    Doo you run 700c or 26" wheels?

    If the former, what is the biggest tire you can fit?

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    My Performance Access 29er has threaded eyelets for a rack and disc tabs... if you wanted to go cheap/aluminum/29er/700c
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    26" wheels with some cheap bontrager road tires.

    I trash 700c wheels pretty quick i like something that can take abuse and last a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    My Performance Access 29er has threaded eyelets for a rack and disc tabs... if you wanted to go cheap/aluminum/29er/700c
    This is what I would do. You can get that Access frame at a steal if you catch it on sale.

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    ^ I have 2 of them... one was $99 shipped and the other was $120 in-store pick up. Running WTB 29er wheels and 2.35" Schwalbe Big Apples on the commuter. It's a tank.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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