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    Steel dedicated SS bike for under $1000

    I have been doing quite a bit of internet research, and I like the new Monocog flight with the Sanko steel frame and the sliding dropouts. But, I haven't seen one in person, and wont for another two months. So, any of you guys have experience with the new Flight or Flight 29r.

    Another bike that I was considering is the Raleigh XXIX. Looks good on line, but no Idea how it would be in person.

    Another option is the Zion 853 build at Price Point. Any thoughts on that.

    Finally, are there any other options do I have for a complete bike staying with the requirements that it be Steel, and dedicated SS.
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    Haro Mary SS

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    another vote for the Haro Mary SS

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    Leftover Kona Units (2006) are going for around $700....that leaves $250+ for a nice 80 mm suspension fork for the front. I have my eye on one at the moment. Nice bike for the money.

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    I got a Raleigh XXIX for my little honey and it's quite nice... The frame exceeded my expectations and the part selection is fine!

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    I second the Kona Unit - heck go for a Unit 2-9er, still under a grand complete. Steel, single speed and a 2-9er...what more could you want. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    I have been doing quite a bit of internet research, and I like the new Monocog flight with the Sanko steel frame and the sliding dropouts. But, I haven't seen one in person, and wont for another two months. So, any of you guys have experience with the new Flight or Flight 29r.

    Another bike that I was considering is the Raleigh XXIX. Looks good on line, but no Idea how it would be in person.

    Another option is the Zion 853 build at Price Point. Any thoughts on that.

    Finally, are there any other options do I have for a complete bike staying with the requirements that it be Steel, and dedicated SS.
    Zions are at JensonUSA not Pricepoint. Minor detail.

    Kona Units are less than a grand. You can probably get a KM -I'm assuming is a 29r you want- for about a grand, give or take. On-One's inbreed at Pricepoint are thousand bucks. Only 16 and 20 inches left. I don't know how much will the new (07) one cost.

    KHS is got a singlespeed, so does Haro. Both at the 1G mark. The Jamis exile SS 29r also fits the bill.

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    whats wrong with used? I got an older monocog with a judy fork for $200. it needs some minor maint. but its a solid start.

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    Surly 1x1.
    Frame + fork: $400
    Wheelset: $200
    Drivetrain: $200
    Brake+bars+misc.: $200

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    check the new on one inbred 29er
    https://www.on-one.co.uk/index.php?m...iew&ANN_id=416

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    We have complete 26in and 29in bikes being shipped out of Taiwan right now.
    Final spec is:-

    * Brand new 2007 slot dropout frame, with disc brake mounted inside the rear triangle. DN6 chromoly double butted tubing. Frame has full gear routing and mech hanger (removable with hacksaw for SS nazis)
    * on-one Superlight Carbon fork
    * Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes
    * Mary bar and on-one 3d forged stem
    * 9spd cassette rear hub with SS converter kit for easy upgrade to gears
    * Truvativ GXP crankset
    * 29er :: Kenda Nevegal tyres
    * 26er :: no tyres - we will offer options
    * 29er :: Sand colour
    * 26er :: 456 "that blue" colour
    * Ladybird Bell



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    Another vote for the Mary SS.

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    Interesting, I left the Mary and Jamis off of my list for the following reasons.

    Mary, I am not sure that I care for the bars on the Mary. I know, swapping out bars is easy, and if I didn't like them, I could easily sell them on Ebay. So, with all of the votes for the Mary, I guess that I will give it a closer look.

    Jamis, It has a suspension fork. I am leaning more towards a rigid fork. Also, the Jamis comes in a bit above $1000 MSRP. As I have no Jamis dealers in my local area, the possibility of getting a discount on one is nil.

    Come to think of it, it is a 100 mile trip to my nearest Kona dealer, 200 miles to the closest Redline dealer, and 300 to the closest Raleigh dealer.

    I need to move.
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    I pulled the trigger on a used Surly 1X1 today. Couldn't pass up the deal, under $400.00 for the complete bike.



    I hope it rides as good as it looks!
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    A friend of mine has an IRO Mia. Seems like a tough bike based on how hard he rides it. Complete bikes available for $499. I was thinking about a Surly but the IRO is half the price.
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    Nice score for $400. Also, you do realize that with a new set of disc wheels, tires, and disc brakes, that Surly 1x1 can also be converted to a 29er.

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    What about a Bianchi Muss?

    http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_muss.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider1x1
    A friend of mine has an IRO Mia. Seems like a tough bike based on how hard he rides it. Complete bikes available for $499. I was thinking about a Surly but the IRO is half the price.
    any chance of getting a ride report from your friend? I started a thread to ask about the mia last week but didn't get much response

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    Mary

    Or On-One Inbred 29.

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    I just picked up a GT Peace 9r for $499. As a complete singlespeed 29er, you can't go wrong. I've got a couple of rides on it and so far I love it.

    I'll try to post a couple of pics soon.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    Interesting, I left the Mary and Jamis off of my list for the following reasons.

    Mary, I am not sure that I care for the bars on the Mary. I know, swapping out bars is easy, and if I didn't like them, I could easily sell them on Ebay. So, with all of the votes for the Mary, I guess that I will give it a closer look.
    I also considered the Mary bars a "minus" when comparing the Marry SS on paper to other steel SS 29ers - assumed it would be something I'd have to upgrade. A Mary SS test ride eased my worries, and 10+ rides later they're my favorite part on the bike! A single and very natural position for cruising and climbing. My terrain changes quickly and I like not having to think about going to bar ends for more power - great compromise.

    But I did finally try some pretty technical downhill on Wednesday and struggled. Its possibly entirely b/c the Mary SS is rigid and was my first go at it, but I'm thinking the Mary bar isn't ideal for this (for me). I'm thinking I'd prefer wider and less bend and maybe something more compliant than aluminum. Then again, most riders won't be riding these kinds of trails on such a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    Jamis, It has a suspension fork. I am leaning more towards a rigid fork. Also, the Jamis comes in a bit above $1000 MSRP. As I have no Jamis dealers in my local area, the possibility of getting a discount on one is nil.
    I believe the Jamis Exile 29er comes rigid at $1000 or so and the 26er comes suspended in the front for more. Oh, and the Exile 26er paint looks NICE: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...s/exiless.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    I pulled the trigger on a used Surly 1X1 today. Couldn't pass up the deal, under $400.00 for the complete bike.



    I hope it rides as good as it looks!
    $400! Nice find, especially since its long-lasting steel. Looks great.
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    I had looked at the GT. Looks good, decent components priced right, and a 29r to boot. It will give the Redline a real challenge.

    I just couldn't let this bike go for the $$. It has Hope hubs laced to Mavic 517's. Easton CF bars, XT cranks, and XTR brakes. Hell, some of that stuff is better than what I am currently running on my race bike! Can't wait until I get home so that I can ride it!
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