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    Cheap EBB SS coming

    I just got off the phone with Jenson USA, I was checking availability of a Solo-One for a friend. Anyway, the guy tells me they are awaiting the arrival of their private label "Zion" EBB singlespeed frames, and that if my friend is in no hurry these will be one of the nicest low $$ SS bikes available. Expected to arrive in late Summer, they will be made of 853 steel and are supposed to be real nice in the $300-400 range for a frame. They will build them up as a decent, but cheap ($700-800) bike also. It will be interesting to see if they are as nice as they sound. I asked if they will have a 29r version, and the guy said no.
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    Interesting. I wonder who will be making them..? The Zion ti frames are made near the Litespeed factory in Chattanooga, TN.

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    I did not ask

    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    Interesting. I wonder who will be making them..? The Zion ti frames are made near the Litespeed factory in Chattanooga, TN.
    Are the Zion Ti frames good quality and geometry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    I just got off the phone with Jenson USA, I was checking availability of a Solo-One for a friend. Anyway, the guy tells me they are awaiting the arrival of their private label "Zion" EBB singlespeed frames, and that if my friend is in no hurry these will be one of the nicest low $$ SS bikes available. Expected to arrive in late Summer, they will be made of 853 steel and are supposed to be real nice in the $300-400 range for a frame. They will build them up as a decent, but cheap ($700-800) bike also. It will be interesting to see if they are as nice as they sound. I asked if they will have a 29r version, and the guy said no.
    Any more definative timetable than "late summer"?
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    from what i remember...

    the zion ti hardtail they used to sell was exactly the same frame as a litespeed pisgah and that the zion frames were made by litespeed. i'm sure a search in the archives would yield the same info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    Are the Zion Ti frames good quality and geometry?

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    I have a call in

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    Any more definative timetable than "late summer"?
    I left a message asking if they can give me a good guess on availability, maybe who makes them and if we are real lucky some sizing and geometry. If I hear back I'll post it.
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    cool news

    i am waiting with baited breath!
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    That's good news!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    I left a message asking if they can give me a good guess on availability, maybe who makes them and if we are real lucky some sizing and geometry. If I hear back I'll post it.
    My wife wants to go SS. She said a steel or ti frame would be great, possibly even converting her Soma Groove steel hardtail. However, she doesn't like the hassle of unbolting the rear hub to fix a flat (sorry Ernesto). Rather than sending the Soma off to Vulture, a new frame might be a good option.

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    Keep us posted, an inexpensive Ti frame may be in my near future.

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    New question here. Any more information on the ZION?

    Wow! Found this thread during my search for news on the status of Jericho Bicycles (seems like their web site has been down for a looooong time!)...

    The Zion option sounds distinctively sweet to my ears! I'm eager to join the ranks of SS'ers, but pretty much want Steel or Ti with disc brakes... So, I'm wondering if anyone has any more new information? Timing? Brand/style of EBB? Who will be supplying the frame?



    Any info to feed the hunger!
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    Couldn't stand waiting so I called...
    Projected price is $425 USD, available in about 90 days, made overseas somewhere... no additional information
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    Price is rising

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    Couldn't stand waiting so I called...
    Projected price is $425 USD, available in about 90 days, made overseas somewhere... no additional information
    SSteel, Sorry they never called me back and I've been too busy to follow up. The price seems to be rising, but it may still be well worth it if it's a quality frame.
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    If it is steel and TW then. . .

    If it is steel and made in TW then it is probably a Maxway. They do most of the good to medium quality production steel frames out there.
    FT

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