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    I just got my first singlespeed. Gearing may need to be changed. Is it best to change the front for the rear sprocket? Also any opinions on leaving the 100mm fork or putting on the Surly Karate Monkey Rigid that came with it?

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    It's cheaper to change cogs, and swapping chainrings won't have as much of an effect on your gear ratio.

    As far as the fork goes, I'd personally swap for the K Monkey fork, but that's only because I'm pretty sold on riding rigid at the moment. Makes riding much more of an 'experience' for me.

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    I'd try both forks to see which type of riding I prefer. That's probably going to depend on where you live and what type of riding you do as well as your philosophy. Remember, all singlespeeders are philosophers.
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    i vote rigid fork if this is not your primary bike. It challenging and fun. It's also much more efficient, lighter, and you'll feel much more connected to the trail.

    I'd also recommend clipless pedals. Just looking at the way the bike is now, I would rotate the handlebars up a little, and move the stem down a few spacers.

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    Thanks for all the help s far. This is only one of my bikes. My primary bike has 160mm of travel. This will spend most of its life on either pavement or gravel roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelburnin View Post
    Thanks for all the help s far. This is only one of my bikes. My primary bike has 160mm of travel. This will spend most of its life on either pavement or gravel roads.
    Where have I heard that before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azjonboy View Post
    Where have I heard that before?
    Haha, he has no idea.
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    I think two more teeth on the back cog and the rigid fork should work out. It's all up and down here in San Diego.

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    Very clever

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    I'd try both forks to see which type of riding I prefer. That's probably going to depend on where you live and what type of riding you do as well as your philosophy. Remember, all singlespeeders are philosophers.
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    Great tongue in cheek humor! I would give you some reputation points but I am not smart enough to find that site!

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    A black Kona Unit? Anyone know what year this is?

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    dark metallic green - 2010 XL
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    Kona Unit...great bike. Love mine though it's the Big Unit...just like me...lol


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    Excellent wasn't sure what year it was. Just caught my attention. Have never owned or had a desire for a SS. It has been fun so far. It came with a bunch of bikes and related stuff I bought from a guy who was moving and wanted to clear his garage.

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