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    Who makes quality single speed 26er frames these days?

    I'm in the market for a new frame to replace my tired out dirt jumper frame for off road riding. Already tried the 29er thing and while I like it, I definitely find myself preferring 26" wheels for the agility, pumping ability and the overall need for proper technique.

    Anyway, who still makes quality 26er frames? Not looking for anything over the top, but not looking for some heavy junk either.

    Edit: Looking for a frame with track ends.
    Last edited by MrBaker; 07-20-2011 at 10:57 AM.

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    Salsa Ala Carte. The Alternator dropouts is the shiznit.
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    Soma Analog
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    So are you looking for a DJ frame? XC?

    Lots o'26 XC/AM out there. Surly 1x1, Ventana El Toro, Gunnar, Salsa, Soma, On One (probably the cheapest), Curtlo, Ibis Tranny, Seven, Transition, etc.

    I don't know anything about DJ frames.

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    The need for singlespeed
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    Voodoo too. Bokor and Wanga.

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    Ibis

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    Quote Originally Posted by ne_dan View Post
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    **** yeah. The Tranny is hot, and I only say that once a month or less. I saw a couple Santa Cruz Chameleons, which is another pretty hot bike.

    I think Redline still makes a 26" MC. It is heavy, but it is not junk. But it is heavy.

    Ebay makes a ton of 26" frame still, if you are willing to put the work in. They are cheap, too!

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    I love my Bianchi if you can find one. I too would vote Ibis.

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    Transition makes the Trans Am that looks pretty nice.

    I ride a Simple Bicycle Co. 26" that is basically a DJ frame with XC geometry. Its built up SS around 27 lbs. He makes killer dj frames too. not cheap though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ne_dan View Post
    ibis
    this.

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    Maybe track down a Soul Cycles Icon.

    FWIW, now-a-days we have adapters to make any and all frames a singlespeed.

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    Any BB30 frame that you like can work with the BEER components eccentric bottom bracket.

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    Soma Groove or the new Analog.
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    I also bought a nice leftover Redline Monocog flight 26.
    Spinnin' & Grinnin'

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    The need for singlespeed
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    Yeah recently I've been lusting after the Analog. I wish Soma hadn't spec'ed those goofy rack mounts but, hey, it ain't custom.
    Last edited by zaskaranddriver; 07-20-2011 at 12:43 PM. Reason: too many goddamn commas

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    I guess I should have been more clear, I'm looking for a single speed frame with trackends. No sliders, no EBB. Adapters are BS and break. Trackends will let me dingle speed in the summer.

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    If track ends are what you want, I'd go either Surly 1x1 or On One Inbred. One item of note: Inbred has those quirky rear disc mounts that you'll have a hard time fitting mech disc brakes on. I had to use hydro's on my wife's.

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    Although I love my 1x1, if I was starting my build today, I'd go with the Troll. Surprised no one has mentioned it. It's a 1x1 with more versatility should you change. I would not be surprised to see the 1x1 vanish now Surly has the Troll.
    If I want the luxury of shifting gears, I'll drive my car.

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    The need for singlespeed
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    If you're short(ish), there's a 15" Soma 4one5 on ebay right now.

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    Gunnar can whip up a Ruffian with true track ends for canti only brakes and a few other styles like Paragon, etc. My Ruffian has straight up OG track ends w/ Paul's canti's.

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    I've had three On-One frames. For the money, they're money.

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    I have been having a lot of fun with my surly 1x1, complete bikes can be had at a reasonable cost from ebay.
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    Get yourself a Bianchi.


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    A few days ago bought an On-One Inbred with slot dropouts. I couldn't be happier with it.

    Really good bang for the buck.
    Sorry for my lousy English. Please feel free to point out my errors.

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    +1 on the Transition TransAm. I'm running it geared but is fun as hell....steal no less.
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