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    New question here. which would you get?

    i work at a shop that unfortunately doesnt deal w/ any mountain bikes, therefore my options are a bit limited on a new ss. but i've got two choices. i would like to get something for next years racing season, and all around trail riding. my two complete bike options: 05/06 cannondale 1fg, or, on- one inbred. thats rite, one steel, one aluminum. unfortunately no quality account so surly isnt an option. what would you pick and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.N.
    i work at a shop that unfortunately doesnt deal w/ any mountain bikes, therefore my options are a bit limited on a new ss. but i've got two choices. i would like to get something for next years racing season, and all around trail riding. my two complete bike options: 05/06 cannondale 1fg, or, on- one inbred. thats rite, one steel, one aluminum. unfortunately no quality account so surly isnt an option. what would you pick and why?
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    Inbred, it is steel, I have one, and I like it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    Inbred, it is steel, I have one, and I like it...

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    Same answer.

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    C dale

    You're racing so the C dale is easier to make lighter. Clears 2.35 tires with plenty of room so you can soften the ride with tire volume. My 1fg was built with whatever cheap parts I had lying around including 2.35 tires, big tubes, performance topo wheelset with a Gusset SS conversion, avid mech disk brakes, OLD Sugino square taper impel cranks the headshock, Truvative post and a heavy old SDG Belair saddle and it's 22.4 lbs.

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    Agree with slowrider. My rigid 1FG is just under 19lbs and makes a good race bike. I had an Inbred a few years ago and although I liked it I think the 1FG is better for racing.

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    If you don't have a QBP account call whatever frame maker you want and inquire about the coveted "industry discount". Some builders are open to this and some are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.N.
    i work at a shop that unfortunately doesnt deal w/ any mountain bikes, therefore my options are a bit limited on a new ss. but i've got two choices. i would like to get something for next years racing season, and all around trail riding. my two complete bike options: 05/06 cannondale 1fg, or, on- one inbred. thats rite, one steel, one aluminum. unfortunately no quality account so surly isnt an option. what would you pick and why?
    thanx.
    that does not deal with any mountain bikes? That blows My mind! What state/country are You in? I have never seen a bike shop that only sells road bikes.(but if You want comfort,steel-if for racing only, cannondale.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.N.
    i work at a shop that unfortunately doesnt deal w/ any mountain bikes, therefore my options are a bit limited on a new ss. but i've got two choices. i would like to get something for next years racing season, and all around trail riding. my two complete bike options: 05/06 cannondale 1fg, or, on- one inbred. thats rite, one steel, one aluminum. unfortunately no quality account so surly isnt an option. what would you pick and why?
    thanx.
    I'm not familiar with inbred but I've had a few c-dales, only geared though. I prefer teh stiff ride of aluminum but I love my steel bikes too. my only ss is steel. I'd say let the decision between aluminum and steel be your guide if your limited to those 2 chjoices

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    I would look more at the geometry then just materials. If you like a longer frame and shorter stem the on one is for you. If you want more traditional geo go with the cannondale. Also if you want to run discs the on-one wont take them (the 05 at least) dont know if that is a factor for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearless
    that does not deal with any mountain bikes? That blows My mind! What state/country are You in? I have never seen a bike shop that only sells road bikes.(but if You want comfort,steel-if for racing only, cannondale.)
    Blows my mind to but we have 2 local shops that are exclusively rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubaklook
    I would look more at the geometry then just materials. If you like a longer frame and shorter stem the on one is for you. If you want more traditional geo go with the cannondale. Also if you want to run discs the on-one wont take them (the 05 at least) dont know if that is a factor for you.
    the new inbred will take discs, if it's not available already, it'll be very soon.
    the inbred would be my choice if it's not just strictly for racing... but it's geometry suits me better than 'traditional' geo.


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    its more like a beach cruiser shop, thats trying to do the road bike thing. it's mostly just a summer gig for me, and i just help them build bikes. its a real beach town. i'm personally not so into road bikes, but its cash.
    i think i'm leaning more towards the c'dale because i think some sus. would be good. i also have a shorter upper body and the on-one might feel a bit stretched out.
    of course, i admit, its not quite as cool. unfortunately c'dale gets a lot of crap from people. they seem to be ok bikes to me. but i've never owned one
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.N.
    its more like a beach cruiser shop, thats trying to do the road bike thing. it's mostly just a summer gig for me, and i just help them build bikes. its a real beach town. i'm personally not so into road bikes, but its cash.
    i think i'm leaning more towards the c'dale because i think some sus. would be good. i also have a shorter upper body and the on-one might feel a bit stretched out.
    of course, i admit, its not quite as cool. unfortunately c'dale gets a lot of crap from people. they seem to be ok bikes to me. but i've never owned one
    for racing, I would go with the Cannondale. It can be built lighter and the headshok tracks very very well. You get a bike that is nice from the start, and can be built very light with only a bit of effort. Check the discount on upgrading to the carbon lefty and you will have a serious cross country racer.

    The on-one is great, too. But from a brief spin on both, the on-one was more for riding than racing. More comfy, but less zip.

    And check the geometries, of course.
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    can the Cdale be built witha Lefty? that'd be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.N.
    i would like to get something for next years racing season, and all around trail riding.
    I do not race at all, rather fall into the all around riding category. I have a Surly, and used to have a Klein that, other than the gears, was set up almost identically to the Surly. Geometry was almost the same too. I always preferred the ride of the Surly, and did indeed notice a difference in ride quality between the two. I attribute that to the steel frame, and therefore would vote for the on-one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider
    Blows my mind to but we have 2 local shops that are exclusively rode.
    I thought people rode all kinds of bikes?!?
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