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    Singleator VS Soulcraft SS Convert for HCR

    Well, I tried to purchase an HCR with Horiz dropouts & was told that Titus is done producing HCRs for the year & will have some changes for 06 that will be unveiled at interbike. I am now going to try and purchase an HCR off ebay or the classifieds with vert dropouts. Is there any performance loss with using vert dropouts and a singleator? Is the only problem with using a singleator cosmetic? Does the singleator or Soulcraft Convert perform better than the other.

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    I'd go Rennen Rollenlager, personally.

    Beefy. And it makes a pleasant purring sound (when all else is quiet enough to hear).

    I never tried the Soulcraft, but the Rennen is much nicer than my Singulator/Singleator/whatever. No spring = fewer worries.

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    The rollenger looks good but,

    I think the HCR uses breezer style dropouts

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    between the 2

    Soulcraft Convert on my Banshee, and a Singulator on my Tassajara... the Converts are super beefy and had no problems with it, and it is quiet. the surly doesn't work as well, imo. i prefer the soulcraft!

    ive never tried a Rennen Rollenlager (they are nice looking)

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    explosive

    Thee two people I've seen using the Singulator has had them explode during the ride.
    The spring sprung or something like that.

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    convert

    I don't have any problems with my Convert.

    The only hang up is aesthetic. But to me it's versatility! ahhhhhh versatility. Sweet sweet versatility...

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    Mike Henderson, Dirty Hippy Mountain Biker and part owner of Jet Lites.

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    Convert

    I have both the convert and singleator and prefer the convert. It's smoother, doesn't move and easily releases for wheel removal. When set up properly, the singleator worked ok for me, too. It might be worth it to wait for the new HCR's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelbike
    It might be worth it to wait for the new HCR's...
    are you purchasing this to run as a dedicated SS? if so, I agree with steelbike - wait for the right frame.

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    yeah it will be a dedicated ss

    I just wish Titus would have said what the changes are gonna be. Is it better to have horizontal dropouts than vertical dropouts with a tensioner? Thanks

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    yeah it will be a dedicated ss

    I just wish Titus would have said what the changes are gonna be. Is it better to have horizontal dropouts than vertical dropouts with a tensioner? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpenglow
    I just wish Titus would have said what the changes are gonna be. Is it better to have horizontal dropouts than vertical dropouts with a tensioner? Thanks
    As a dedicated SS bike, you cannot beat a tensionerless setup. I would advise you to wait for the frame.

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