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    New bike build

    Finally got all my parts together to finish my newest build, a niner air 9 rdo. We are also in the process of moving, and when ordering this bike, I assumed Id be out of this house before the build could happen. Well, a few runs to the storage shed (about 45 min away) and I had everything I needed... except a hacksaw to cut down the steer tube.

    Since Im doing this from my phone, pictures will have to come later. Im finishing my beer, sitting by the bonfire and thinking...

    For those of you riding rigid singlespeed, if you were forced to pick up gears or a suspension fork, what would you pick? Im inclined to say Id put gears on before the fork, but Im spoiled with some pretty smooth, fast trails around here. What say you?

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    Dropper-post. Then fork. Then fat(ter) tires. Then gears.

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    I'd ride it before you start deciding what changes to make.

    I ride a rigid SS because I choose to, not because I'm looking to "upgrade" to gears or a suspension fork.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Fatter tires -> fork -> dropper -> death -> derailleur
    Canfield Riot SS
    ROS9+ SS
    ROS9 SS
    GT Peace 9R SS

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    Smooth fast trails...I'd go with gears first.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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