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    Inbred discontinued!

    The end of a true classic... Get one while you still can. Stupid safety regulations. If only they'd see what people put these frames through.

    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/?p=21555

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    Wow! Don't know what to say. As someone who has recently fallen in love with one as the most comfortable and best sorted short travel (sub 6 inch) bike I've had the pleasure to throw a leg over, this is quite saddening.

    My Yeti AS-R is gathering dust as a stripped down frame in the spare room, and my Inbred is getting 100% of my ride time.

    Early ones had their reliability problems, the "red era" frames seemed to have finally put those bugbears behind them. Glad I got in when I did.

    Guess that means that the "reds" and the recent short run colours will be like Ti Yeti ARC's soon...

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    On-One has a new designer, so I guess they want to get onto the new designs.

    I'll keep an eye on Brant R's Ragley too ... and Pipedream, and ...

    I suspect On-One will keep producing good stuff for good prices, but they are not the only ones doing that.

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    The Inbred is Dead. Long Live The Inbred!

    Stevo at On One has told me that there will be a re-designed Inbred. So, it is true, no more of the old version. The new version will be something a bit different............
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    Wow...

    ...and I literally was just getting ready to put my Inbred frame (the red one) up for auction on E-Bay.

    The above link was a dead-end for me but does this include the 456's and Summer Season's too?
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    I think so far the problem only concerns the "normal" Inbred. On One don't know whether the 29" version will be affected as well.

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    I'm glad people don't seem to be freaking out over their existing bikes on this issue. It appears to be a very unfortunate case of standards that don't align with reality, so I am not worried about my Inbred one bit and will continue to ride it hard.

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    Suitability for purpose

    The Inbred was never intended to be bulletproof, it was intended to be light, compliant, and comfortable.

    It's easy to build a strong hardtail frame. But I don't want one. I won't be using my Inbred for jumps and drops, I'll be having a blast using it for SS XC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje
    The end of a true classic... Get one while you still can. Stupid safety regulations. If only they'd see what people put these frames through.

    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/?p=21555

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsdXm...eature=related

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    Another Classic is born! I bet the frames start going up in price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje
    I think so far the problem only concerns the "normal" Inbred. On One don't know whether the 29" version will be affected as well.
    Yes, the 29"er is affected.

    Both the 26 and 29 inch varieties will return in a redesigned state.
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    Hmm, that link is dead. What's the issue? I ordered one on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweezerGlint
    Hmm, that link is dead. What's the issue? I ordered one on Monday.
    The only issue is that the EU has been requiring stricter and stricter tests on bike frames, parts, etc that apparently are too strict in this instance as the Inbred and many other companies well established steel frames are not passing. Other brands are getting around it by just adding more material to beef up their already good frames. Apparently On One didn't want to do that and is retiring the Inbred, but they also have some ideas on how to redesign it properly so we can see a new generation of Inbred in the future

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    Just received mine. Ordered it last week before I knew they were being discontinued. So excited to get it built up I can't see straight. Stay tuned for pics
    ...got chuck to join my Rock Racing SS team....

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    any details on where these frames were failing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejacky
    any details on where these frames were failing?
    They were only failing the new (and unsuitable) CEN tests and not in regular use.

    The new standards have been on the cards for years and like many things designed by comittee it is totally unfit for purpose and had lost sight of the original idea.

    One reason I will never get back into the frame business.

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