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    Ss Xxix

    I just finished a nice ride on my new 29er SingleSpeed by Raleigh called the XXIX. It's an entry level 33 - 20 SS that is a hard tail with rigid forks that is a complete blast to ride! All that I have changed is the bars that were semi rise and I put on Scott A-T 2 bullhorns.
    I can see my Specialized Epic full suspension resting in the garage in awhile, I still can't get over the totally different feel of the SS

    Marty W

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    pix!

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    Here is a pic, this did really well haulin my 6'4" 240lb frame around the mountain!


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    Full rigid, love it.

    Not sure i would ever go back to one myself, but i love seeing people out riding them hard. Rock on

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    Do you mind me asking how much one cost???
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    I paid $745 here is the link for it:
    http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?...=11&itemid=341

    The ride is sooo different than my other bike with suspension, but the big tires really help out with softening the rigid suspension and it carves great there is no give in the corners at all, it is solid.

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    Suspension is overrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flak
    Full rigid, love it.

    Not sure i would ever go back to one myself, but i love seeing people out riding them hard. Rock on
    They're not as hard to ride as you might think. Especially the 29" variety as the larger wheels smooth things out a little bit.



    At first this was a fairly jarring ride, then I learned how to use my arms. I've only hit a couple spots on my local trails where I wish I had a suspension fork. And I'm convinced that more skill would probably alleviate that as well.

    A suspension fork may NEVER grace this ride. I'm going to have to think about it. A second set of wheels and tires may be a better investment.

    I like those Raleigh XXIXs. They're cheap and they have been getting EXCELLENT reviews. Apparantly you have to get on a waiting list to get your hands on one. They're so successfull that Raleigh has announced a XXIX+g that adds gears and a suspension fork.

    Back to fully rigid (hehehehe, hhehehehehe). I think we may have gone "all in" on full suspension too soon. There are really so many things that can be ridden fully rigid. I know a handfull of local riders who have ditched gears and suspension and these are the "best" riders.

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    hey're not as hard to ride as you might think.
    I know. I rode one for about 5 years. Thanks for the lesson though Yoda.

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    I have had one of the XXIX's for over a month now. it is my first 29er singlespeed. I am really impressed by how it feels and handles. The 29-inch wheels make a big difference in the smoothness and stability of the ride.

    I had to wait about 6 weeks for mine to arrive. They are very popular. It was the first 29er that my favorite LBS had gotten (the Bike Barn in Manchester, NH).

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