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    New question here. Who makes singlespeed full suspension frames? Kona "A" what about Salsa..did they eve

    what about Salsa..did they ever make one? Anyone else I don't know of.

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    Cambria has some Catamount unified rear triangle frames for about $150. Not intended as a singlespeed but the chain line never moves so it'll work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arandal
    what about Salsa..did they ever make one? Anyone else I don't know of.

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    Catamounts and all URTs adapt easily...

    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/catss1.jpg">
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/catss2.jpg">
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/catss3.jpg">
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/catss4.jpg">

    This is how my catamount turned out. Rides well. I'm running a 34T ring / 19T cog combo as my trails lend themselves better towards a milder climbing gear bias. But I just did a beater commuter SS also...

    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/tct1.jpg">

    and gave it two gears (needs minor wheel adjustment between the two as the tension points are SLIGHTLY different) with a 48/13 for pavement pounding and a 38/23 for more technical XC/climbing work. In the harder gear it can do relatively flat/rolling singletrack IF you keep your speed up, and any hills are relatively short and not very steep.

    Anyways, other than URTs (which technically includes slingshots), you'd need a frame with either minimal travel (like softtails) or where the main chainstays/swingarm member uses a concentric BB pivot (Cove G-spot, various Lenz models, the Konas you already know about, etc). This could be something modern or even something ancient like a wheeler or supergo access FS frame from 13 years ago. Concentric BB pivots have been around a LONG time for mountain bike suspension frames.
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    The Dean Ace and Baja would...

    look at deanusa.com at the Dean Ace and Baja. They pivot around the BB shell so chainstaylength is constant. You'll need a majic ratio, tensioner, or a Eno eccentric for chain tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arandal
    Who makes singlespeed full suspension frames? Kona "A" what about
    Salsa..did they ever make one? Anyone else I don't know of.
    ANY frame, including any full suspension frame, can be converted to a singlespeed.

    If it doesn't pivot at the BB, or it isn't a URT frame, all you need is a chain tensioner that
    can take up enough chain slack (Melvin, old derailleur, etc).

    So take your pick.

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