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    competition build

    Hey guys/girls,

    Heres my situation, Ive challenged my boss to a build off, we both ride high end geared mountain bikes but want a training bike we can thrash and not care about when we come off ect.

    So its became a competition ive got awhile to think about it, but were making a single speed on a small budget. The idea being best bang for the buck but a bike that can be thrown about and tortured. Ive got afair idea of the components i wish to run but ive got no idea of a decent lightish but CHEAP frame i can use.

    any suggestions are appreciated!

    hahaha i have to win! hes way to fit and flogs me in the races so i have to win the build off!


    thanks guys

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    Jabberwocky

    Vassago Jabberwocky. Under 5 lbs for the medium frame, steel, I found one on craigslist for $280. Only $430 brand new.

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    Buy a Monocog 29er for under $500. You don't need a light training bike, the weight will make you stronger. The 'cog is a great all-around bike and you can use the money you saved on beer, entrance fees, and parts for your gearie.

    -Rob.

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    I haven't owned, riden or even seen one for that matter, but the Soul Cycles Hooligan seems interesting based on THIS review...

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    +1 to the hooligan, i don't have one but a buddy of mine does and its a really nice frame for the money

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    Check the MTBR classifieds.

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    +1 for the Monogoc... go for the Flight if you want slightly nicer and a bit lighter (though it's not a light frame - it sure feels like it is!)
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    I have a SOMA 415 and love it! It's a realitively inexpensive steel frame and the cool thing is I've yet to come across another on the trail

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    Go secondhand and you can get a good frame for less, but buy steel not alloy unless you know & trust the previous owner.

    My economy money would go on an On-One or a Surly 1x1.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Bianchi steel frames... such as the XL MUSS frameset lying in my basement

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