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    Gravity oriented singlespeed?

    Thinking about doing a am-freeride type singlespeed build built around a pike. Pedal up, but haul downhill. Whatchu runnin? If you could pick the geo yourself, what would you do? Would pedaling something like this totally suck butt? I ride a lot of singlespeed on the road and do some pretty significant climbing, but not much offroad.
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    Check out the Transition Trans-am. I'm not sure that it would be fun to pedal something like this uphill but it sounds pretty awesome.

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    I want one of those too, an AM SS mtb. I would choose from the Surly Instigator & the Ragley Blue Pig. I could also set-up a 1x1 as an AM rig if i want something lighter.

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    Too many variables, I do OK climbing sturdy SS HTs in my area, but we don't have big hills here: just lots of small ones.

    I have a Marzocchi Z1 FR fork on one bike and the ETA feature really helps in some of the steeper/"longer" climbs: it lowers and stiffens the fork.

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