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    New question here. Steelhead

    Is the Steelhead any good? Are they easy to manual? Would single speed be best for a Steelhead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1D3R
    Is the Steelhead any good? Are they easy to manual? Would single speed be best for a Steelhead?
    IMO any frame with orizontal drop-out is better to run SS
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    2 of my friends have steelheads. theyre nice but sometimes the wheels cock in the dropouts casue theyre horizontal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1D3R
    Is the Steelhead any good? Are they easy to manual? Would single speed be best for a Steelhead?
    YesI have one. Yes it is easy to manual. I have run mine SS and geared,. Best for SS though.

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    i loved mine, the horizontal drop out wasnt great for gears and i did get wheel cock,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBSfreerider
    i loved mine, the horizontal drop out wasnt great for gears and i did get wheel cock,
    Anyone running wheel tensioners to stop wheel cock on this frame? Best suggestion to stop this from happening? I am currently building this frame and had heard this can happen with hortizontal drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000cx
    Anyone running wheel tensioners to stop wheel cock on this frame? Best suggestion to stop this from happening? I am currently building this frame and had heard this can happen with hortizontal drops.
    Ya I run the tensioners. Just some crap my LBS gave me off of a BMX bike. Works perfect though. BTW is you want to run gears and trail ride you will most likely want to run the rear axle as far back as possible so tensioners are a must even with a bolt on. Great frame, I love mine... if you run the rear as short as possible with QR the axle lines up perfect and there is no need for a tensioner but you will be manualing all of the time! So unless you are riding street and not trail riding/climbing it is just right. Try 24" with the frame too. It runs 24"s great too.

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