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    26" disc suspension fork, IGH?

    Anyone know of which models might have this combination?

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    I am not aware of any built up bikes that come fitted out like that.

    But, there it would not be too hard to build one up.

    Ideally, you would need a frame with horizontal rear drops (or track ends) to tension the chain. Or you could use a chain tensioner. A Surly 1x1, for example has disc tabs and track ends. And there are numerous similar frames out there. Getting the suspension fork would be the easy part.

    Just curious, but why IGH and a sus front fork? That seems like an odd choice. Few IGHs are rated for serious off-road. And I am of the opinion that there is no need whatsoever for suspension on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    I am not aware of any built up bikes that come fitted out like that.

    But, there it would not be too hard to build one up.

    Ideally, you would need a frame with horizontal rear drops (or track ends) to tension the chain. Or you could use a chain tensioner. A Surly 1x1, for example has disc tabs and track ends. And there are numerous similar frames out there. Getting the suspension fork would be the easy part.

    Just curious, but why IGH and a sus front fork? That seems like an odd choice. Few IGHs are rated for serious off-road. And I am of the opinion that there is no need whatsoever for suspension on the road.

    jim
    Brainstorming a Winter bike, the front suspension is for the lumpy frozen crud we get here in the Winter.

    And yes, I think I will have to home brew it, can't find anything so far that's ready built. Just to be clear, don't need the disc on back, fine if it has it.

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    Its quite a sensible combination for muddy off-road riding:

    http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/io_id

    http://www.gunnarbikes.com/ruffian.php

    http://www.endorfinbikes.co.uk/bikes/speedr/speedr.php

    http://vannicholas.com/WbmBikeHome.a...J8s4MHQg%3d%3d

    http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravensterling.html

    For chain tensioning you can use horizontral dropouts, sliding dropouts or eccentric BB.
    Be aware that std rear ISO disk mount iinterferes with pannier rack. See Gunnar Fastlane for the solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    Its quite a sensible combination for muddy off-road riding:

    http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/io_id

    http://www.gunnarbikes.com/ruffian.php

    http://www.endorfinbikes.co.uk/bikes/speedr/speedr.php

    http://vannicholas.com/WbmBikeHome.a...J8s4MHQg%3d%3d

    http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/ravensterling.html

    For chain tensioning you can use horizontral dropouts, sliding dropouts or eccentric BB.
    Be aware that std rear ISO disk mount iinterferes with pannier rack. See Gunnar Fastlane for the solution.
    Thanks for that, nice to know there is something out there.
    Unfortunately the Ruffian is 29" UK bikes that are not available from dealers makes it difficult.

    I would LOVE a Rolhoff, but outside my budget.

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