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    anyone......anyone out there at al had any experience with a full suspension singlespeed??

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    Nope. But if I was looking for one I'd start with the Lenz Milk Money or Lunch Money.

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    Several have fitted their rigs with a Rohloff tensioner (or similar). That would be the cheapest way to do it.

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    If I was considering one then it would be a DMR Bolt but then I'm not in the least weight conscious.

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    considering i tip the scales at 210 plus, i cannot afford to be weight conscious.

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    I'd say if FS SS's were such a great idea.....you would see a whole lot more of them around.
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    Do a search in this, plenty of them here. Says the owner of an Ibis BowTi SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I'd say if FS SS's were such a great idea.....you would see a whole lot more of them around.
    Same could be said for full rigid, or SS in general, no? It's a niche. Some people like it


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    Quote Originally Posted by horeshack View Post
    anyone......anyone out there at al had any experience with a full suspension singlespeed??
    Yes. What would you like to know? I converted 140mm Trance to SS and raced in the single speed division at Downieville All MountIn World Championships race last year. Used a tensioner from Yess. It was ridiculously fun.
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    I put a YESS tensioner on my Anthem and raced XC with it. No problem and a ton of fun.full susser singles-20151010_151951600_ios.jpg
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    Now can I get a pic of one with electronic front and rear lockout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I'd say if FS SS's were such a great idea.....you would see a whole lot more of them around.
    A couple of years ago (one of the years it was held in Pennsylvania), the Single Speed XC National Championship race was won by Seamus Powell on a full suspension Giant Anthem converted to single speed....seems like a good idea to me.
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    Ive run both my 2012 and 2015 Salsa Spearfish's SS. Using a slightly modified Alfine tensioner . They absolutely rock! Bummer is after 15 years SS my body wont let me do it full time . With the right frame it works great.

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    i am currently running an old steel kona fire mountan hardtail with a White Industries eccentric hub, pretty cool little part. you can turn any bike into a single. rigid surly fromt fork to clear a 2.5 inch front.

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    Anyone have recommendations on chain tensioners for 142x12? I'm not sure if the Yess is compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    Anyone have recommendations on chain tensioners for 142x12? I'm not sure if the Yess is compatible.
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    An old derailleur worked great on my full suspension set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    Anyone have recommendations on chain tensioners for 142x12? I'm not sure if the Yess is compatible.
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    I'd still go with a short cage clutch mech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Ive run both my 2012 and 2015 Salsa Spearfish's SS. Using a slightly modified Alfine tensioner . They absolutely rock! Bummer is after 15 years SS my body wont let me do it full time . With the right frame it works great.
    How are the alfines modded? Looking at going this route.
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    I've got a Morpheus Skyla set up single-speed:

    Woodman Bill rear hub.
    Chris King 14t SS cog/sprocket.
    Q2 chain tensioner (mounts where the derailleur would be).
    AbsoluteBlack 32t oval chainring.

    Works just fine. Gearing is kinda steep for climbing, but great for getting up to speed quickly on jump trails.

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    I always thought it would be neat to have a full suspension SS... I would definitely have to convert like people did in this thread though, because the Lenz frames are hideous.

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    I ground off the stop that makes the arm point down. Then I put a piece of adhesive backs rubber on the chain stay ,the chain tension holds the arm right up against the chain stay . Only problem with the Alfine is the chain line can be tricky with a 142 rear hub. I always wanted to try the Q2 but my setup worked fine so didn't.

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    There was a guy running one at the SSKC race. He was kind enough to guide my friends and I home after the night ride in KC. He told me he built the bike just for Swope Park where the race was. Swope has some really rocky, technical areas. He must be on to something as he got 3rd in the race! Of course it helps to be fit too! I have a pic of the bike somewhere, if I can find it I'll post it up.

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    Rigid SS with 2.4/2.25 tubeless (lower psi) wheel set for me. I'm putting my FS 29er up for sale because I ride it less than a handful of times a year anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    Anyone have recommendations on chain tensioners for 142x12? I'm not sure if the Yess is compatible.
    I'm using a Q2 tensioner on a 135x12 bike and it fits just fine. I think the derailleur hanger geometry is the same between 135 and 142 but I'm not 100% certain as I don't own a bike with a 142 rear end.

    If necessary the jockey wheels could be moved inward from the frame quite a bit farther than I have them set, so I'm sure it would work if the derailleur tab is further out on a 142 rear than on a 135 rear.

    There's about 3mm of room to move them outward too, but I'm pretty sure you'd need them moved inward if anything.

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    The relationship between the freehub body and the mech hanger is the same on 135 and 142 hubs. On 142 the end caps on the hub are recessed into the dropouts 3.5mm a side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DualRollers View Post
    I would definitely have to convert like people did in this thread though, because the Lenz frames are hideous.
    Fortunately, the DMR frames aren't hideous...........they look like frames should look, to my eyes anyway. Especially with nice Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti's.

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    Only thing is that you're limited to 27.2mm dropper post size, so usually only 100mm drop.

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    This is my new DH build and it will be SS. Like ALL of my bikes. There is a build Thread in the DH Forum. I was going to post a Build Thread here but the last time I made multiple Build Threads in multiple Forums (that they fit into) I got Flack from the Internet Police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclechet View Post
    There was a guy running one at the SSKC race. He was kind enough to guide my friends and I home after the night ride in KC. He told me he built the bike just for Swope Park where the race was. Swope has some really rocky, technical areas. He must be on to something as he got 3rd in the race! Of course it helps to be fit too! I have a pic of the bike somewhere, if I can find it I'll post it up.
    For what it's worth, the winner of SSKC was on a FS Lenz Milk Money.

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    Here's your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers at SSKC. Henry Peat, 2nd place, was not riding the bike depicted here. Also I don't know who to give credit to for the photos but thank you.
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    Peat would have probably still finished 2nd on that bike. Lol! Peat was on a rigid Bocomo.

    Last year I rode a Salsa Spearfish all season set up SS using a Surly Singulator. The spring wore out so I tied 2 heavy duty rubber bands together and looped them over the chain stay and passed the pulley through the loops. Worked great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark View Post
    Peat would have probably still finished 2nd on that bike. Lol! Peat was on a rigid Bocomo.

    Last year I rode a Salsa Spearfish all season set up SS using a Surly Singulator. The spring wore out so I tied 2 heavy duty rubber bands together and looped them over the chain stay and passed the pulley through the loops. Worked great!



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    Peat's a fast guy for sure and seems like a lot of fun too! He was the highest placed Speedo wearer at SSKC and was having a ball after the race.

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    I've had my old Giant Anthem set up SS the last few years.



    The Yess ETR-D should work on any bike that has a derailleur hanger.

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