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    Ss fs tb3

    I thought I liked this bike when I first got it... Then I converted it to single speed and now I love it.
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    Well, I'm entertained.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Call me a grouchy bastard, but I still don't get it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Call me a grouchy bastard, but I still don't get it...
    I've owned quite a few SS FS bikes and recently picked up a Santa Cruz Superlight that I converted. They're a blast. But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so not everyone may like them.

    I've had multiple 29er SS FS rigs. My favorite was the Milk Money which was SS specific. I miss that bike a lot.

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    To be honest I didnt understand til I tried it... I have been riding single speeds for a long time this is my first time trying fs ss.

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    Love it, well done!

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    Things that make you go hmm...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maximo View Post
    I thought I liked this bike when I first got it... Then I converted it to single speed and now I love it.
    Want to do this to my Riot.

    Can you share some of your impressions of how it climbs compared to an SS hardtail?


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    also what tensioner are you using?
    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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    The bike already climbed great with gears it still climbs great with only one gear. I am more used to SS than I am riding with gears, I tend to always be in the wrong gear with running them. I am using a Paul Melvin Tensioner with an 11 speed chain narrow/wide chainring, started out 30x19 just changed it to 32x19 going to try that gear today after work see how it goes. As for a comparison to a SS hardtail it depends really I guess I mean a hardtail is what it is, more stiff, pedals more efficiently but you do have to put more input to keep traction than you do on a full squish on steep rocky, loose terrain. So there are plus and minuses of both. They are both fun though.

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    I get it. I've been almost solely SS for ten years. I built an FS SS a year and a half ago and it has become my go-to, more and more. Climbs excellent without locking it out and doesn't beat me up like my HT sometimes does.

    Enjoy the ride!
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    Been there, done that.
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    Cool, do you not ride it anymore?

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    I love the rear fender placement! Seriously, those links below catch so much grit and debris, that is excellent!

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    I still ride but I'm working on reducing my front travel to 110. It's a fun bike but I so prefer my rigid surly at the moment.

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    Cool I have one of those too, been riding that and my ss Honzo a lot before I decided to do this to the tallboy

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    It's fun to go back and forth. Honestly, one of the biggest issues I ran into was that I couldn't get my TB to be quiet.

    With the travel reduction that I'm doing though, I also bought a different crank and will be swapping my dropper for a Fox Transfer (every Race Face product I've ever had has ended up making noise at some point).

    If I can quiet the bike down, I'm looking forward to finishing out the season on my FSSS.

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