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    Purchase opinion/question

    Bikesdirect just got a new stock of Outcast SS 29er's that are priced a little higher because of a new fork on the bike. Now comes with Rockshox Recon Silver TK Air for 29er. Do you guys think this is a good place to start for the money?

    Save up to 60% off new Singlespeed 29er Mountain Bikes - MTB - Motobecane Outcast 29 | Single Speed | Singlespeed bikes

    And for sizes on the Moto 29er, I'm 5'7 and have roughly a 29in inseam, DO you think the 15" would be the best fit?

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    not sure about the value of the bike, but I would consider the Effective Top Tube of the bikes.
    15" frame: 22.8" top tube
    17" frame" 23.6" top tube

    the standover on the 15" frame is just a hair under 29" and the SO on the 17" frame is about 31". crotchal clearance might be a deal-breaker, even if the longer TT is more comfortable. in general, I have found that you need to sacrifice a little standover clearance for a good fit on a 29er. they all seem "tall" to me.

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    you can find a Redline Monocog cheaper than that and you'd be getting better quality
    2011 Redline Monocog 29er

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    Problem with the monocog is its a rigid and I really prefer a front suspension. But other than the frame pretty much the only difference is the cranks and I'm not sure which are better. Everyone in the ss community usually supports steel because of the flex but I think the moto frame is lighter.

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