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    Need a new SS 29er frame to repalce broken Unit

    Found some cracks in my Kona Unit 29er frame so need to repalce it (2006 frame and I am the 2nd owner). Mostly use it for XC and the odd endurance race, around sydney which is rocky and sandy and fairly steep. The current build is good (hope hubs - Stans arch rims, Reba fork, LX cranks) so just need the frame.

    Options I am considering
    • On-one Scandal (Pros - Cheap, light, good reviews. Cons - my mate has one and I feel like a dork riding matching bikes)
    • Yeti Big Top (Pros - Its a Yeti, I already have a 575, bling. Cons - Not so light, Tapered HT (need reducer headset), expensive, carbon)
    • Salsa Selma (Pros - light, looks good, its a Sals. Cons - EBB (would prefer sliding drops llike unit)
    • Niner one 9 (Pros - light, good reviews, looks good. Cons - EBB)


    What does everyone think? I am looking for something light so am not inderested in steel (Kona Unit was too heavy anyway). So thinking scandium or Alloy (Titanium and carbon are most likely out of my price range) but would like something a little boutique (shallow I know). The on-one looks good and the price is hard to beat (under $500) but my mate has one and I feel like an idiot riding matching bikes.

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    See if you can find a Specialized Rockhopper with the pinch bolt EBB.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    See if you can find a Specialized Rockhopper with the pinch bolt EBB.

    I would consider it if it weren't for the fact that it has an EBB, isn't boutique, or light and you probably can't get it frame only and I am not interested in it all all.

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    You can find some new '09 Rocky Mountain Hammers on eBay from RockyMountainCyclery for cheap (I picked one up for $200). Cons for your considerations is EBB and steel frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbowen444
    I would consider it if it weren't for the fact that it has an EBB, isn't boutique, or light and you probably can't get it frame only and I am not interested in it all all.
    sooo, is that a no?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    sooo, is that a no?
    Actually no it isn't a no, but your post didn't give me any reason to look further. Is it a recommendation? Have you ridden one, do you have one? Is it good? Pros/Cons?

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    No, I haven't ridden one, but I just posted a link to the Misfit Dissent on rotorburn.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I love my Misfit DiSSent. Light, affordable and a nice ride. My 2 cents.

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    +1 Scandal and/or Niner

    Looking at the geometries, the Scandal is all but identical to the Niner, with the exception of stand-over. They're popular and are available in raw, which frankly you can't beat. If you've got the cash, go the One9 and suck it up on the EBB.

    Failing that, go the Scandal. I've had one for around 1/2 a year and I love it. The horizontal slots and clever disk mount work brilliantly and have never slipped.

    And as for the matching bikes problem, personally, I'd feel more like an idiot riding around on a lilac-coloured big wheeler, than if my satin-black Scandal happened to match...

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    I am starting to think that maybe steel is the way to go The range of aluminium SS 29er frames is pretty limited. I don't want to go eccentric hub as I already have a good wheelset.

    Thoughts on Steel SS 29er frames that aren't to heavy? Salsa El Mariachi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbowen444
    I am starting to think that maybe steel is the way to go The range of aluminium SS 29er frames is pretty limited. I don't want to go eccentric hub as I already have a good wheelset.

    Thoughts on Steel SS 29er frames that aren't to heavy? Salsa El Mariachi?
    Maybe define what's not too heavy? From the Salsa site:

    Frame Weights: Small 5lbs 3oz, Medium 5lbs 5oz, Large 5lbs 8oz, X-Large 5lbs 11oz

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    Soul Cycles

    The Soul Cycles Dillinger is pretty nice (I like my Soul Cycles Hooligan SS). It comes in white, brown, blue and raw. It also comes with a pinch bolt EBB but I use a Niner EBB and it has crazy throw, thus switching between three different cogs is a snap. Plus you cannot beat the customer service of Chad (the owner) and his staff. I would recommend giving him a call just to see what he has...when I was just searching I called with a few questions and I think he spent 30-45 minutes talking with me on a couple different occasions before I finally pulled the trigger, now I am on my 2nd frame and very pleased.
    http://www.ridesoul.com/dillingerg4.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 120
    Maybe define what's not too heavy? From the Salsa site:

    Frame Weights: Small 5lbs 3oz, Medium 5lbs 5oz, Large 5lbs 8oz, X-Large 5lbs 11oz
    By light i mean 2-2.5kg. I think the SIR 9 comes in around 2 and the salsa El Mariachi is 2.4 (5lb 5oz). That is a fair bit heavier that say 1.6kg for the Scandal but about as light as steel SS 29er frames seem to get.

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    My first thought when reading your post was the new El Mariachi.

    But, you didn't want steel. As for weight, I think wheels and components make a much bigger difference.

    YMMV

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    Salsa El Mariachi ordered. Woohoo

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    I think you will love the 'chi. I think the dropout design is brilliant, and it rides so well, plus it is a bargain for such a well crafted production bike.

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    Granted EBB option....

    Soul Cycles Dillinger $399 powdercoat, $449 brushed, can be SS or geared
    http://www.ridesoul.com/dillingerg4.html

    Just got done building mine.
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    ? 3 month old thread and the OP already ordered a frame. ? Probably one of the best frames in the world at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Probably one of the best frames in the world at that.
    18 later hours and not a bite? I suggest you change your bait.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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