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    Best SS Niner of the two...

    Been surfing this site trying to get an idea of what I might want. I would like a SS with capability for a suspension fork and possiably gears later (if the SS doesn't work for me)
    I was looking at the Redline Flight and Karate Monkey.Anyone with some comparison help? I live in the Midwest so not too much rocky/ sketchy stuff. Mabee the rigid fork I start with will do- but would still like the option of suspension. The SS will most likely stick though. Best for the money??
    Thanks for your help.

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    Or mabee I should also ask the difference of the Redline Flight and Monocog. I do want the disc brakes so.....

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    Good job!

    I Love my Raleigh XXIX!
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    Yeah I've looked at the XXIX too, but I don't think it is available for a suspension fork.... Although it does have everything I need at a great price... HMMMM???

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDIN'MO
    Yeah I've looked at the XXIX too, but I don't think it is available for a suspension fork.... Although it does have everything I need at a great price... HMMMM???
    the XXIX is the same as the Monocog, but lighter!

    as far as it being rigid spec- when I started Mt biking I put a susp on a rigid spec GT Outpost trail, the fork made it better.
    Go BIG (in your own way), or Stay Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDIN'MO
    Yeah I've looked at the XXIX too, but I don't think it is available for a suspension fork.... Although it does have everything I need at a great price... HMMMM???
    It may not come with a suspension fork, but you could very easily change the rigid fork for a suspension fork.

    I live in the midwest as well, but personally, don't see the need for a suspension fork and run my 29er rigid.

    Call it personal preference but I prefer the instant feedback from the rigid, especially on the back side.

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    Hey, I just got off the phone w/ a Raleigh tech and he said that the XXIX is suspension corrected so- No Worries!!

    ^^^^^^^JERRY RULES!!!! RIP.^^^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by jddjirikian
    Call it personal preference but I prefer the instant feedback from the rigid, especially on the back side.


    Sorry, the 12 year old came out of me and I couldnt help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDIN'MO
    Hey, I just got off the phone w/ a Raleigh tech and he said that the XXIX is suspension corrected so- No Worries!!

    ^^^^^^^JERRY RULES!!!! RIP.^^^^^^^^
    Always thought it was the other way around. I think the rigid XXIX features a shorter non-suspension corrected fork. I'm almost positive of this. But it probably wouldn't matter much anyway - it'd just make your front end a tad slacker (which might not be bad).

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    Yeah, I thought the same also. (XXIX= no suspension corrected) that's why I called. It kind of caught me off guard when he said it was. But he didn't sound very confident. I was told this was one of the only new bikes not sus. corected. I'll keep checking to see for sure.

    How would the front end being "slacker" effect the ride???

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