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    Rigid 29er SS recommendation !

    Please help:

    I've been saving up to buy a fully rigid 29er SS. My last one was a Surly 1x1 (26") and was great but a tank.

    Criteria:
    > $2,000- $2,500 for complete
    > under 24 Lbs ( I ride a size large)
    > the more slack / relaxed the geometry the better

    I've been checking ebay and clist but haven't found anything used that fits the bill so I may go new. What would you buy?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ben

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    Right around $2500 for this... awesome ride...

    18" Vassago Jabberwocky. 23.5 with a Stylo crank and GXP bb... surly cogs... not sure the weight with the xt, ck bb, and boone stuff but it's not a huge difference. Def. under 24 lbs.
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    I kinda like the Van Dessel Ramble Tamble. You can get it as a rigid for $2000 msrp.

    HT = 72
    ST = 74
    White Bros. carbon fork
    FSA components
    Avid Juicy 5
    Bontrager Race 29ers

    Lrg frame comes in at 3.85 lbs. I bet with the carbon fork it comes close.

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    I orginally built this for $1,800 and came in at 22.15 lbs. Size large.

    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...t=single+again

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    With a smart build, a KM can be pretty light. Rigid mine came in at 21.5#'s (it is a 16" though). Nothing crazy expensive on the bike. With disc it's 22.5#'s


    My Winter bike, a Soma Juice, came in at 23#'s with Surly Mr. Whirly cranks, Avid BB7's, LX rims laced to Sun EQ 21 rims and Nevegals, so in other words, no special weight weenie parts about the build.


    Both bikes have a great ride; classic steel.

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    OOPS! The Soma actually weighed 23#'s with Ignitors not Nevegals. With the Nevegals it's closer to 24#'s
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    CB2: Can you post a parts list on the KM? I'm thinking about building one up...

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frs1661
    CB2: Can you post a parts list on the KM? I'm thinking about building one up...

    Thanks
    Sure.
    Ritchey stem and post (I think they are the "Pro", not "WCS").
    Selle Italia Flite saddle
    Raceface Turbine LP cranks and taperlock Ti BB
    Avid Single Digit Ti brakes.
    Avid FR5 levers
    Salsa carbon bar 11degree sweep.
    Wheels are Velocity Dyads laced to a Paul fHub front, DT 240 SS rear, with DT Revolutions, and alloy nipples.
    Ignitors, run tubeless ala Stan's.
    I have since swapped the Time ATAC's for Crank Bros. Eggbeater SL, for better snow and ice performance.

    I think that's it?

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    Jabberwocky with ODIS fork

    Geo is relaxed and spot on. It's best described as neutral, excels at descents, ups, carving one-track, and techy-nasties.

    It's a 5 lb. frame (don't know the fork weight) but <24 lbs. will be easy to achieve.

    Guarantee that you will love the bike.

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    @CB2 Thanks!
    Stache 7 --- Rigid Surly 1x1 B+ --- Dirt Drop CrossCheck

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    2500 bucks for a rigid 29er SS...... if it's not under 21 lbs you got ripped somewhere! You could buy a Bianchi SOK, put a set of Stan's wheels, WB Rock Solid Carbon fork and your at 21 LBS. It's less than 2500 and you still have the stock fork to sell. Happy Trails
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    Salsa El Mariachi has the geometry you're looking for comes as a 1x9 drive but easily convertible and if you want sell the 9 speed parts and get lighter wheels well under 2k!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    I orginally built this for $1,800 and came in at 22.15 lbs. Size large.

    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...t=single+again
    I agree with looking into a Vassago but this Misfit bike just talks to me in my sleep...This will be a bike in my stable someday..I've just got so many things on my plate right now( bike things)..Hey Juanmoretime 22 pounds huh? Man that's just a very impressive weight for the $ nice job. CF.....

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    Thanks for the suggestions all.

    I forgot to mention that I'd rather stay away from aluminum though the van dessel looks nice.

    Out of the vassago, salsa, and bianchi, what do you think has the most relaxed geometry? I am getting rid of my full squish bike so plan to still bomb steep technical trails.

    And, yes I agree, 2000-2500 should buy a light / nice bike. I am factoring in an expensive wheelset and good components.

    Thanks!

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    never ridden a salsa or bianchi but just looking at them it seems for a relaxed geometry you'd want to go with either the vassago or the salsa... I know the vassago can bomb the techy stuff.

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    Owned two of the three, Salsa and Vassago...

    Riding two Jabberwockys. At first I thought their geometry odd, then I swung a leg over one and haven't felt a need to ride anything else.

    Consider a KM?

    Quote Originally Posted by knightrider81
    Thanks for the suggestions all.

    I forgot to mention that I'd rather stay away from aluminum though the van dessel looks nice.

    Out of the vassago, salsa, and bianchi, what do you think has the most relaxed geometry? I am getting rid of my full squish bike so plan to still bomb steep technical trails.

    And, yes I agree, 2000-2500 should buy a light / nice bike. I am factoring in an expensive wheelset and good components.

    Thanks!
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