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    Should I run my Ibis Tranny 26 as a singlespeed?

    I already have a 27.5 steel On One that is a rigid singlespeed and am worried this would be too much overlap. Then again, a multispeed Tranny might overlap with my Scalpel 29er.

    I have just always wanted a Tranny so when a good deal popped up I just couldn't resist.

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    I say if you can, why not. it's always good to have a back up bike or one set up for different type of terrain.
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    My vote would be no. Get a 29er for SS.
    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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    I have a 29er and it's hard to see myself wanting 29 for anything other than distance or racy XC... I'm also 5'7".

    I'm thinking of going ss just for simplicity. If I ever want to switch my 1x10 Canfield to 1x11, I can move over the x10 to the Tranny, and throw the 2nd ring back on the X9 cranks.

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    Going to run it as 26b (650b front) singlespeed. Hopefully, it's a good combo.

    One reason is I don't want 29 for the aggressive riding I do and I'll alternate between a rigid fork, and a 140 mm fork that slackens everything since 120 mm is the max recommended.

    Not sure if I'll miss the rear 650b wheel from my On One SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    Going to run it as 26b (650b front) singlespeed. Hopefully, it's a good combo.

    One reason is I don't want 29 for the aggressive riding I do and I'll alternate between a rigid fork, and a 140 mm fork that slackens everything since 120 mm is the max recommended.

    Not sure if I'll miss the rear 650b wheel from my On One SS.
    Was going to suggest that setup after reading first post. I'd think with the 650 on it you'd want to try the fork @120 tho? Just thinking of the extreme geo change with wheel size and fork travel. More importantly safety factor re the head angle.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    I could do a travel adjust, but I was thinking it would be fun to have the slack HA. On One Inbred is also rated to 120 mm max fork, but it's a blast with the 140.

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    The seller said the wrong size

    I'm 5'7" and stuck with a large Tranny 26 frame, and I've already dumped money into singlespeed wheels.

    Since it's SS will the geometry work, especially since I want to be able to ride it like an all mountain hardtail when it's not rigid? I have a positive 3 or 4 inch ape index.

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    Sell it and keep looking for the right size frame.

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    I called Ibis and they said I should be good, especially with a short stem. Plus geometry back then was a bit smaller and Ibis was already on the smaller side.

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