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    Boost Singlespeed Framesets?

    So .. my google-fu is sucking. I'm trying to find a hardtail or softtail, boost spacing (12mm/15mm rear/front axles), singlespeed-awesome frameset (that may also run a x1 w/ cassette in the back if desired). Looking to do some SS monstercross, mtn biking and coffee shop runs.

    It looks like Pivot LES and Niner have offerings -- but I'm hesitating on the $2k+ pricetag for the frameset. Anybody else jumped in the boost bandwagon for SS frames?

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    What's the point of boost anyways??? Oh yeah, they need to sell more bikes and that 135 spacing that has been around for 30 years would probably explode if it hit the trail today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    What's the point of boost anyways??? Oh yeah, they need to sell more bikes and that 135 spacing that has been around for 30 years would probably explode if it hit the trail today.
    To allow for fatter tyres.

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    +1 135/142 spacing. you will have many more options.

    is there some reason you think you need boost spacing? i don't know of any softtails currently available.

    the new Surly Karate Monkey fits the bill. it has gnot boost rear end which allows you to run any rear hub spacing you want.

    Edit: also check out Advocate Cycles Hayduke, and Spot Rocker
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    +1 135/142 spacing. you will have many more options.

    is there some reason you think you need boost spacing? i don't know of any softtails currently available.
    Understood on the spacing, but I have a set of Boost 29" XMC 1200/240s on my Fuel EX I want to be able to move back and forth.

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    Looking at all the recommendations. Will summarize and add more as they come when I get a chance.

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    That makes more sense all of a sudden. I would simply build a new rear wheel and not let the wheels dictate what kind of bike I got. Keep the boost from end, that won't matter. Are the 240's true boost hubs or did they concert using end caps and a disk spacer

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    That makes more sense all of a sudden. I would simply build a new rear wheel and not let the wheels dictate what kind of bike I got. Keep the boost from end, that won't matter. Are the 240's true boost hubs or did they concert using end caps and a disk spacer
    They are true boost hubs f/r. I'm not committed to boost -- just trying to explore the options out there. If I were to build a second wheelset though, I'd like to build up a wider set that can run on my Fuel Ex and whatever this bike becomes (Monstercross, Hardtail SS and maybe geared). The Niner Air 9 RDO '17 frameset looks like a good match for what I'm thinking, but $2k :/.

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    I ordered a Salsa Timberjack frame to build up SS 27.5+. Karate Monkey and Advocate Hayduke were close contenders.

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    The new Canfield Nimble9 has Boost spacing.

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    The new Giant XTC+ is boosted, and even comes in a single speed build. All of the new XTC+ are single speed compatible as it has Trek Stache like dropouts.

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    +1 for 135/142 rear spacing.

    I don't see the need to go wider than plus front and 2.25 or 2.4 rear on a single speed for my purposes at least (anywhere up to 90 mile SS rides on mixed buff single track/rocks/roots trails). I tend to sit my 50 year old bones on FS geared 29er for the more technical trails.
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    FYI, Boost hubs are not as wide as single speed specific 135/142x12 hubs. Sure the frames have wider dropouts but the stability of a dish-less stronger wheel is what makes the rear end less flex.
    Just food for thought since your considering a second wheel set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallsol View Post
    The new Giant XTC+ is boosted, and even comes in a single speed build. All of the new XTC+ are single speed compatible as it has Trek Stache like dropouts.
    Are you getting one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolts View Post

    It looks like Pivot LES and Niner have offerings --
    Here is a sweet Niner offering (not mine)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Here is a sweet Niner offering (not mine)..
    Yeah, that's the Niner I've been lusting over. Need to sell a couple older bikes first to rationalize it. I'm a bit hesitant to go the eccentric bottom bracket route vs sliding dropout (Stache, XTC+, others) though.

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    I still haven't summarized the thread, but my LBS did order a Giant XTC+ (Lg) to check out. I'm in-between sizes (Lg/XL) and the specs have a rather short reach, so it's non-committal. I am oh-so-tempted though. Also emailed Lamere to see about there rigid boost fork... this could be seriously fun

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    Its not listed on the site, but I know that REEB makes boost single 27.5's (also fits a 29). Looking at picking up one my self.

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