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    singular swift or monocog flight

    which one would you guys choose for an all around bike that would be used for local trails and commuting and perhaps a race or two. im really torn between these two. they both look like great bikes

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    The singular is probably going to cost you at least twice as much - if that is an issue. (New frame on their site is 420GBP - about $680 USD) You can get a complete MC Flight for in the $800 neighborhood. Might need to change some gearing if it is hilly in your area - may be a $10 - $50 solution depending on what you choose (Steel vs nicer Alu cog). I'd strongly suggest looking at the Raleigh XXIX, Kona Unit or Haro Mary in the same basic price range as the MC Flight. If you are going to build a frame up from scratch and money isn't as much of an issue, then I'd lean towards the Singular, but I would also check around to see if there are any local builders that can do you up a DB Cro-mo frame for about the same pricing. Good luck. FWIW I love my "cheapo" XXIX and it's all I ride anymore in the dirt.
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    Flight.. One of best values to be found. Swap the stock cog for a Surly.. around 25 beans, and ride the wheels off it. Lifetime warranty and decent part spec.
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    Assuming you are in the US, those prices are incorrect. US pricing is here. $590 for the frame and Marty is doing some good deals on builds.

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    can the swift do some light toruing. i am thinking of doing a 3 or 4 day tour to raise money for a veterans memorial in wisconsin. i like the swift but not sure if it would work out for that purpose. I was looking at the swift or karate monkey. I use my bike mostly for trails and commuting but would like the ability to ride it in the fund raiser.

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    Swift.............

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    Both great frames and I considered them both.

    For me, it came down to a SS religious argument between EBB and sliders.

    The sliders won.

    You probably can't go wrong either way. There might be a detail that tips it in one direction for you, much like chain tensioning was for me.

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    Choose which everyone's geometry works better for you.
    The Swift's have longer top tubes, yet similar (+/- a mm or two) wheelbase to the Flights.
    Neither has eyelets, so they are both about the same as far as touring.
    The fork on the Swift is the best riding rigid fork I have ridden. Length, offset, and frame head angle are very well thought out (on the Swift).
    Yes, I'm biased.

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    Swift. Also good for touring - I'd use a spare set of wheels and just swap them in for road use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    Swift. Also good for touring - I'd use a spare set of wheels and just swap them in for road use.

    thats what i was thinking. I was going to have it built up as ss rigid but ii would also get some road wheels built up for geared riding

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    Go with the Swift! I am seriously looking at building one up next summer!

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