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    Is there a modern 26" HT that isn't built for sus-fork?

    HeyHey~

    I'm looking for a SS MTB frame that doesn't seem to exist! A 26" non-suspension corrected hardtail with horizontal drops for single speeding. The closest I can find is a humu-humu (HT is too slack) or a voodoo bokor (built for 100mm fork)

    Anyone know of a modern lightish hardtail NOT built for a sus-fork? Steeper head tube is better. I guess basically I want road geometry with 26" wheels that can handle a 2.0 wide tire.

    Does it exist?
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    The Surly 1x1 is suspension corrected, but for a very short fork. The stock 1x1 fork is 413mm axle to crown, which is as short as an 80mm fork sagged to 50%

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    The Surly 1x1 is suspension corrected, but for a very short fork. The stock 1x1 fork is 413mm axle to crown, which is as short as an 80mm fork sagged to 50%
    ah! nice. I thought it was 100mm. hmm... I like surly stuff too. thanks!
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    Sounds like you are looking at the Cross Check. 2.0 Schwable Big Apple fits. Really, buy a frame and slap a shorter fork on it, you have yourself something that is a bit more like road handling.

    Or you could visit craigslist, find a beautiful twenty year old mountain bike without suspension correction that is lightish. Ride it hard and wonder about the strides made in the bike industry.

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    Sounds like you are looking at the Cross Check. 2.0 Schwable Big Apple fits.
    It does?
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    I ride a singlespeed because it's harder.

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    The BB on the crosscheck is going to be very low with 26" wheels...

    The 1x1 is probably your best production bet.
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    ferk. Forgot about the 26" qualifier. Go get the Surly LongHaul trucker. They are offering every frame size with 26" wheels. Room for 2.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Sounds like you are looking at the Cross Check. 2.0 Schwable Big Apple fits. Really, buy a frame and slap a shorter fork on it, you have yourself something that is a bit more like road handling.
    wow! didn't realize I could put that kind of meat on that frame.
    Or you could visit craigslist, find a beautiful twenty year old mountain bike without suspension correction that is lightish. Ride it hard and wonder about the strides made in the bike industry.
    yep, thats what I'm riding now. LOVE IT but no horizontal drops.
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    1x1 for sure

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    There's more than a few custom makers out there who would be happy to do this for you

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    I'll sell you the General!

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