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    Is there a decent SS 29er already built?

    What options are there for a decent quality SS 29er that I wouldn't have to build?

    Either rigid or hardtail; doesn't matter.

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    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...8&menuItemId=0

    I just picked this up and I am in love!!

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    Fisher Rig.

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    How much do you want to spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsunayoshi
    Fisher Rig.

    +1


    My 2009 Rig (only things not stock = pedals, bars, stem, seat-post, tires, and grips)

    Those were changed due to personal preference....




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    This is what I ride although if I were to buy it again I would demand different brakes before I left the store. Specialized and AVID are having problems with vibration with these frames. I got different brakes as warranty replacements and I am now very happy with this bike.

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...enuItemId=9247

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    Redline monocog 29er all the way!
    Jimmy for president!

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    Kona Unit
    Haro Mary SS
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    Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    Canondale Synapse w/DuraAce goodness

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    SE Stout from BD:


    Motobecane Outcast 29er:

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    You can also look at a prebuilt version of Misfit Psycles Dissent by going here. I went with a Kona Unit as my budget was a little lower. http://www.likinbikin.com/Products/diSSent.html
    Last edited by egggman; 04-28-2010 at 03:34 PM.

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    The Fisher Rig gives you the option of running geared also .

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    Rig is definitely the best bang for buck.

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    Surly Karate Monkey

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    i had a rig, but got rid of it because i couldnt stand the g2 geometry. Other than that, it was probably the best bang for the buck, if you can ride it. Expect to change out the wheels eventually though, they were crap and heavier than lead. (as well as with any other bike mentioned most likely).

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    The less you spend the less you have to replace! I am in that boat myself at the moment. my stock brakes (Tektro discs) and wheels (wtb) both suck! But I have a SS to ride. Mine is a 26r but GT also makes a 29r as well right at about the $4-500 range.

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    Mary

    I've ridden:

    Haro Mary
    GT Peace
    Redline Monocog


    I purchased the:

    Haro Mary (just liked it better than the others)

    A friend of mine runs a GF Rig and really likes it.

    FWIW....

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    Redline Monocog Flight... it replaced a Rig.
    The only regrets in life, are the risks you didn't take.

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    A better question is how much experience you have. If you are a casual rider, lower msrp 'cog is the answer. If you have some spare parts with some mechanic skills, maybe the Dawes Deadeye. Given my approach to riding, monocog is always the answer. You don't feel bad about upgrading. If you go KM, which is another great choice, buy a new fork.

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    +1 on the Monocog Flight. It's a great bike for the money, and I've yet to find the real limits of it so far. My only complaint on the stock equipment is the brakes. BB5's just don't cut it on a 29er.
    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
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    hollywood33.... your rig is puuurdy....

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    os blackbuck sells completes, late july for the new run I think?
    worth every penny (unless you've got the parts already)
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    On top of wanting a singlespeed, this was my first 29er so I figured a Gary Fisher Rig would be a smooth entry. I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33
    +1


    My 2009 Rig (only things not stock = pedals, bars, stem, seat-post, tires, and grips)

    Those were changed due to personal preference....
    HOLLYWOOD33, mind if I ask where you picked up your handlebar?

    I dig it, but wasn't able to Google my way to an online retailer.

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    gt peace 9r
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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    +3 for Redline monocog flight! I built up a voodoo canzo 29er last year and rode that until december then this past jan. I broke out with my 07 flight and have yet to ride my canzo this year.

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    Redline must have done something right... every review seems to be good on them. I might have to see if i can score a 26er somewhere for a beater bike.

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    felt solo nine or something like that.
    Ride & Smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Redline must have done something right... every review seems to be good on them. I might have to see if i can score a 26er somewhere for a beater bike.
    I think it has to do with their BMX history, their bikes are well balanced, and fun to ride. The MC Flight feels like a big BMX cruiser. I see the 26ers on Craigslist pretty often.
    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
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    Quote Originally Posted by medieval
    I think it has to do with their BMX history, their bikes are well balanced, and fun to ride. The MC Flight feels like a big BMX cruiser. I see the 26ers on Craigslist pretty often.
    yea, my first decent bmx bike when i was a kid was an old redline. Maybe i'll get one to relive my youth!

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    MONOCOG!!!! BIKE RIDES GREAT HANDLES GREAT. I AGREE ITS PROBABLY FROM REDLINE'S BMX BACKGROUND AND I LOVE IT MORE FOR THAT. GREAT BUDGET PRICE AND ROOM FOR UPGRADES TO YOUR PREFERENCE OR RIDE IT HARD AS IS. THIS THING IS TOUGH!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by casual-vic
    MONOCOG!!!! BIKE RIDES GREAT HANDLES GREAT. I AGREE ITS PROBABLY FROM REDLINE'S BMX BACKGROUND AND I LOVE IT MORE FOR THAT. GREAT BUDGET PRICE AND ROOM FOR UPGRADES TO YOUR PREFERENCE OR RIDE IT HARD AS IS. THIS THING IS TOUGH!!
    I guess this guy typed this right after he got back from a ride
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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    Soul Cycles Dillinger 29er ridesoul.com You have to call them though. Can get a complete built bike with components you want for pretty cheap.
    Rolling the Fattys

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    everything must be COMPLETELY custom!!

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    kona unit

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    ++++++1 Monocog Flight. Ask bikerbob he's got a sweet deal on the 2010 Monocog Flights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Matt
    felt solo nine or something like that.

    I don't know. I have one and the ebb was out of round junk, and it's dowhill handling is as nervous as a whore in church. It is light though and climbs likes a raped ape.

    Also, I can't bash it too much, it's made me much faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHFreak
    Surly Karate Monkey

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    Yup.

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    Spot Brand Longboard

    Chain SS, sure
    Belt-Drive SS, sure
    1x9, sure.

    I currently ride a Monocog Flight 29 and like it, but I would trade it for a Longboard in a heartbeat.
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    Just keep spinning. Just keep running. Just keep paddling.
    Just keep moving forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    I guess this guy typed this right after he got back from a ride
    YOU GOT IT CHUCK. IT WAS ACTUALLY MY FIRST RIDE ON IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    I guess this guy typed this right after he got back from a ride
    nope he read this forum

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=617057

    he is all AM ALL THE TIME
    Ride & Smile

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    Form prevail ss

    <a href="https://s957.photobucket.com/albums/ae53/brokenspoke123/?action=view&current=29195_396755891568_1564238515 68_404.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae53/brokenspoke123/29195_396755891568_156423851568_404.jpg" border="0" alt="FORM CYCLES PREVAIL SS"></a>

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    Haro Mary SS

    Great 2nd bike to have in the quiver. Great 1st bike if you live in an area with smooth, flowy, some rock and rooted trails. It'll make you a better, smoother, stronger rider. Hills and mountains might be a problem if you're not strong enough. Momentum is your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBT
    HOLLYWOOD33, mind if I ask where you picked up your handlebar?

    I dig it, but wasn't able to Google my way to an online retailer.
    Those look like the Kore Torsion Bars
    http://www.kore-usa.com/products/han...lat_white.html

    Available on ebay:
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    Just keep moving forward.

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    2 rides on my new Rig & loving it.

    Couldn't get over how nice & quiet it was bombing a rocky descent last night as compared to my rigid Monkey (the bike from Surly, not MY rigid monkey).......this new suspension fad ain't too shabby.
    Trailwrecker at large

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtcage
    This is what I ride although if I were to buy it again I would demand different brakes before I left the store. Specialized and AVID are having problems with vibration with these frames. I got different brakes as warranty replacements and I am now very happy with this bike.

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...enuItemId=9247
    2 questions:
    1. What is the brake issue? I have the geared Stumpy Comp & don't have problems.
    2. What did it weigh stock?

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    you can buy my niner SIR9.........

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    decent is in the eye of the beholder. this si the kind of thread where everyone talks about what bike they have because they like their bike the best.
    it's fun to do bad things

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