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    Anyone still making 26er SS?

    Call me a Luddite, but I'm not on board with the 29er SS thing. I love the 26 biz, and so does my wife, who now wants a new bike.

    We're hunting for a good 26er SS bike, but the industry seems to have left us behind. Is this true? Anyone know of a company still making (non-custom) 26er frame SS bikes?

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    Motobecane @ bikesdirect.com

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    ibis tranny... bike magazine just did a SS build and review on it sounds like the shyt
    08 SS c'dale f4
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    10 Yeti DJ
    Yeti Arc-x
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    ..and they place nice together!

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    Soma Fab
    http://www.somafab.com/4one5.html

    Surly
    http://surlybikes.com/frames/1x1_frame/

    The 1x1 is a great bike. Miss mine.

    On-One
    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalo...Inbred_27.html

    Lot's of options really. Lot's of great used 26'ers out there as well.
    "When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always 20 years behind the times." Twain

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    i hear ya man, i'm thinking about going back to a 26er.
    it was just so much more nimble and i was faster through tight techy sections. not to say one is better than the other because i can definately see the benefits to the 29er, but you know the old saying... you cant teach old dogs new tricks.
    i might be biased, but check out Siren, they'll make you up a *****in 26er for a decent price.

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    +1 on the Ibis Tranny
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    That tranny has got to have the best tensioning setup I've seen on a SS bike. I just hope it holds up to wear & tear.

    I so want one.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    GT Peace, right here. They look good, so I assume they ride well.

    For people jumping off the 29er wagon, considering a 650b front. It won't disappoint.

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    Redline has a 26" Monocog up on their site again, but that may be more entry level than you are looking for

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    Hey, many thanks. Funny, I'm in season three of my Redline Monocog. Them things are built to last, unfortunately. I just can't seem to beat it up enough to justify replacing it, yet.

    Good tips, all of them. We'll see what comes of all this. The Ibis Tranny I think will wait a year or two to see how they hold up. Pretty cool concept, though.

    Thanks all!

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    Recently built up a Surly 1x1 and loving it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Redline has a 26" Monocog up on their site again, but that may be more entry level than you are looking for
    Nice find!

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    Kona Explosif. I'm happy with mine, and it has sliding dropouts with a d. hanger so you can go geared if you want.

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    Get a Jamis Exile frame from Jenson. I had one for 2 and a half years and it was flawless.
    With the money you save on the frame you can start a nice build. Sweet riding frame.

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    cotic simple

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    just pulled the trigger on

    An Ibis tranny myself...

    It well be my first fixed 26 mtn rig in like 6 years... Rode a tranny at dirt demo and was super pleased on how it rode... had a steel ibis mojo and it rode very similar to that...

    I'm pretty much sold on the big wheels but this bike is just so slick and looking forward to getting back on a 26"
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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