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    Any plans for a High End SS 29er?

    I saw mention in a thread a while ago that a more well equipped 29er may be in the works. Any info on if or when one may be available? How will it be spec'ed?
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    I can't be the only one wondering about this. Who's got the inside scoop?
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    actually i'd be in for a rigid Ti ss
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    The next bike I get will be a LeChampion Ti and then I planned on getting the Ti Fly 29'er and selling off the entire drivetrain to replace it with some Middleburn cranks to set up as a singlespeed. I really think BD could sell quite a few of these. They would probably get more interest in a front suspension than a rigid bike but if Moto. would make a Ti fork to go along with it then they would definitely be catching some eyes.

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    Steel 1 x 9, high end, Reba Race, Elixir CRs, tubeless compatible. I'm waiting...heard before December 31 a steel frame would be available.

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    For me the ultimate hardtail would be:

    Ti 29" frame
    RS Reba XX 120mm 29" fork
    XX, XTR, or X.0 Drivetrain with single speed cranks
    Adjustable seatpost
    Thomson stem
    Lock on grips
    Elixir's
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    Good wheelset

    I would love to see BikesDirect offer a Ti 29er built up with the Reba XX 120mm fork with Maxle, the xx groupset, and some high end cockpit components. I don't understand why they only have the 100mm forks when offering the 120mm forks would offer some folks more travel and yet still allow those wanting only 100mm to dial it down to 100mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdpolk
    For me the ultimate hardtail would be:

    Ti 29" frame
    RS Reba XX 120mm 29" fork
    XX, XTR, or X.0 Drivetrain with single speed cranks
    Adjustable seatpost
    Thomson stem
    Lock on grips
    Elixir's
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    Good wheelset

    I would love to see BikesDirect offer a Ti 29er built up with the Reba XX 120mm fork with Maxle, the xx groupset, and some high end cockpit components. I don't understand why they only have the 100mm forks when offering the 120mm forks would offer some folks more travel and yet still allow those wanting only 100mm to dial it down to 100mm.

    Thanks for the input

    We have a Fantom 29er Ti Team frame being built for testing now
    That bike would be for 120mm fork and real wide tires

    Also - we have built a FLY Ti 29er TeamXX - this bike is being tested by a magazine and weighes 21.5 lbs -- I think 21.5 lbs is rather light for a 29er

    I hope to have a lot more 29er options for next year

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewheeldrive
    I saw mention in a thread a while ago that a more well equipped 29er may be in the works. Any info on if or when one may be available? How will it be spec'ed?

    YES
    thanks for asking

    I am going to do an Aluminum or 4130 Chrm-moly quickly [which means 6 months]
    and I am working on a Ti version for a year out

    Lead times are long in the bike industry

    Would you prefer AL or 4130 in a higher speced SS 29er at close to $1000 or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    YES
    thanks for asking

    I am going to do an Aluminum or 4130 Chrm-moly quickly [which means 6 months]
    and I am working on a Ti version for a year out

    Lead times are long in the bike industry

    Would you prefer AL or 4130 in a higher speced SS 29er at close to $1000 or so?
    That is exactly what I am in the market for right now. Personally I would prefer cromo, I have a bit of an aversion to AL frames these days (especially when we are talking about a hard tail or rigid). My ideal SS would be:

    Good quality (double butted at least) steel frameset
    Carbon rigid fork
    Slot dropouts (no eccentric bb please)
    Reasonable quality stiff wheels (this wouldnt be a race bike - I have my geared Scandal for that - or that Ti XX rig would be sweet!). I am thinking XT/317 with a proper SS rear wheel (no conversions please)
    Decent quality head set
    Mary bars
    BB7s with some nice levers (like the Speed Dial Ti - nothing fancy but really nice to use)
    Thomson stem and post
    Long cranks XT would do - bottom bracket is important

    That would make me a happy man . For this type of bike I think attention to detail and having components that are not only good quality but also nice to use is important.

    Weight focused builds, harsh frames and noodley components need not apply
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    YES
    thanks for asking

    I am going to do an Aluminum or 4130 Chrm-moly quickly [which means 6 months]
    and I am working on a Ti version for a year out

    Lead times are long in the bike industry

    Would you prefer AL or 4130 in a higher speced SS 29er at close to $1000 or so?

    4130 please . Sliding dropouts also . Thanks .

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