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    135mm frames

    What's a good 135 mm frame with sliding dropouts (sliders, track ends, horizontal drops, etc.) that will take some abuse?

    The fixed gear thread up above has got me thinking that I may want to try this. Worst case scenario I end up running normal SS and I'm looking at building up an XC 29er anyway.

    So far I've seen the Soma Juice and older bikes like the K-Monkey, Unit, and El Mar. However, minus the K-Monkey, when I look up info on these frames, everyone has had issues breaking somewhere (the Soma, and Unit crack at the drop out and the El Mar cracks at the chain stay).

    If I had faith in running a 135 mm hub in Surly's 'Gnot Boost' dropouts, I'd probably just go that route and get a Krampus. But I don't like the idea of running adapter washer, qr end caps, and an extra long skewer to make it all work.

    I'm also considering an old offset Pugsley, but those are hard to find.

    Thanks.

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    Iím a big guy and ride my juice hard, but donít do a lot of jumping. No issues with the frame for me, and I have a reputation for being hard on frames.

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    Monocog and Monocog Flight. Flight is a bit lighter and has sliding drops. I had one fixed for a while. Good bike.

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    Chumba Stella steel frame. Built in Texas.135mm frames-slella.jpg

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    The new Soma Juice is supposed to have better stay/dropout interface. The "Broski" dropouts, I haven't seen them in person, but they do look substantially thicker than what I had on my Wolverine/Brownstone Juice. But to be fair, I am probably the opposite of you, I don't think I've broken anything nor am capable of it without being a total d&!^*!it
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    I may have bought the last one...Swobo Mutineer. There were a few ads on Ebay and Amazon, but they seem to be gone after my purchase last week.

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    Found out that Paul makes a 142 fixed disk hub so I've opted for a Krampus and lacing some Pauls to my existing wheels.

    Thanks for the suggestions! Can't wait to try riding fixed gear MTB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Found out that Paul makes a 142 fixed disk hub so I've opted for a Krampus and lacing some Pauls to my existing wheels.

    Thanks for the suggestions! Can't wait to try riding fixed gear MTB.
    I love my new Krampus, so fun with big tires. It's hilarious all the time.

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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2:01 View Post
    Monocog and Monocog Flight. Flight is a bit lighter and has sliding drops. I had one fixed for a while. Good bike.
    I have a Monocog Flight I'll be looking to unload soon. 17", PM me if interested.

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    I'm in the same boat as you, not hard on frames, but I think I settled on the monkey. Unit has very long chainstays, soma is known to break, and vassago is a waiting game. Website says it can run 135mm, but I'm unsure if it's up to date.

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