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    Any recommendations for single speed bike under $1000? I live in MD and plan on riding single track. I have not ridden in about 3yrs as I was temporarily located in FL. I previously rode a Klein Attitude and before that was on a steel Diamondback rigid fork. I never quite got use to the chatter associated with the Klein. I'm leaning towards buying a steel single speed. I'm also sort of torn between front suspension or rigid. Any help would be appreciated.

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    my vote...about $1080 shipped to the US. phenomenal SS with a package that just flat out works.

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBOO29IN...er-singlespeed

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    The On-One build is nicer than the Kona Unit, but if you want to pay 799 dollars instead of 750 pounds ($1155 as of 4/21/10), I'd go the Kona route.

    The Unit has always been a good bike, but I saw one last weekend, and while they aren't using a name-brand steel any more, for 2010 the frame is outwardly better than ever. The sliding dropouts seem really stout and the tensioning screw is beefy, the little horseshoe shape making the chainstay/bottom bracket junction looks much cleaner than in years past when it looked like a bent arc of metal, the paint looks good, and they're using a real head badge. I can only assume it rides as well as it used to.

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeybikey
    The On-One build is nicer than the Kona Unit, but if you want to pay 799 dollars instead of 750 pounds ($1155 as of 4/21/10), I'd go the Kona route.

    The Unit has always been a good bike, but I saw one last weekend, and while they aren't using a name-brand steel any more, for 2010 the frame is outwardly better than ever. The sliding dropouts seem really stout and the tensioning screw is beefy, the little horseshoe shape making the chainstay/bottom bracket junction looks much cleaner than in years past when it looked like a bent arc of metal, the paint looks good, and they're using a real head badge. I can only assume it rides as well as it used to.

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=unit
    both are fine. your numbers are wrong. you do not pay VAT in the US. its 702 pounds shipped but doesnt matter...both will work, i just love the ride of Inbreds and have owned 2 so i am biased

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    both are fine. your numbers are wrong. you do not pay VAT in the US. its 702 pounds shipped but doesnt matter...both will work, i just love the ride of Inbreds and have owned 2 so i am biased
    I stand corrected.

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    I love my new Haro Mary SS. I just got it 2 days ago and it's a blast to ride on technical singletrack. Steel frame, fully-rigid (with suspension corrected fork, so you can change to front suspension if you want), priced under $1000.

    You have to be ok with riding a pink (2010) or baby blue (2009) bike, though.
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    I like big bars and I cannot lie

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAMA
    I love my new Haro Mary SS. I just got it 2 days ago and it's a blast to ride on technical singletrack. Steel frame, fully-rigid (with suspension corrected fork, so you can change to front suspension if you want), priced under $1000.

    You have to be ok with riding a pink (2010) or baby blue (2009) bike, though.
    The Mary SS was on my short list when I was looking for another MTB. I chickened out on the 29er thing and went with a 26er. Now after converting the 26er to a SS I'm more curious about a 29er SS.
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    Check out the Bianchi Sok SS 29er. I pulled the trigger on it an have been riding it ever since. I now have a Stumpy full suspension backup bike.

    I have not ridden a hardtale for some time and now I wonder why Ö this bike climbs like a champ and is a ton of fun.

    All in all I got mine off Craigslist for $700 and it was new as the guy never rode it. I did do some research and one can be had just under $1K though. Note that Bianchi is not making them in 2010 so you would get a 2009 of 2008 depending on where you bought from but not sure that really matters.. didnít to me

    Good luck.

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    That's a great find on craigslist! Gratz on the new ride.
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    I would recomend something other than the SOK...while it was a great ridding bike, i've seen at least 3 of these frames break in the same spot on the top tube. My headtube seperated from the rest of the bike while ridding last year and they won't warranty it, they just kept giving me the run around. It wasn't even a year old at the time. Bianchi sucks to deal with...stay away from these guys.

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    I second the OnOne or the SE Stout. Both are pretty versatile.

    Do you care about wheelsize (At this point)? I prefer rigid, but if MD has lots of rocks and roots, suspension would be nice....

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    Alright, i've done some searching and seemed to have narrowed down the choices: Haro Mary, Kona Unit, Redline Monocog Flight. Any thoughts? Any other bikes I'm missing?

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    I've had both the Monocog and Flight 29ers sold them and am now looking at a new SS as well. I've test ridden the new 2010 Unit and and I like the way it's constructed better than the Flight. ie; no ugly box gusset, longer head tube, better drop out design and also has better speced components for the price. I've looked at the Mary and I'm not really thrilled about the colors as well as weight and set screw ebb.

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