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    full suspension singlespeed...

    ... rides like a POS.

    okay maybe i didn't get the most efficient frame out there today, but singlespeeding a FS frame takes the advantage and fun out of a ss. i got a proflex 955 frame used and i put on parts from my ss on it, and took it out for a few rides. having rode only ht's in the past, i loved how the fs can just take whatever rough stuff comes my way. but when i took it on a gruelsome (to me, anyway) climb, i find that if i get out of the saddle and pound it, i bob like nothing else.

    i think i will be upgrading to a better shock, and then putting a geared drivetrain on it.

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    Senior Member Jim311's Avatar
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    I think a SS full suspension is pretty stupid. The whole point of singlespeeding is avoiding all that extraneous crap and not taking the easy way out. Just seems like a clash of intents there. Singlespeed rigid bikes are one thing.. but a dual suspension singlespeed just doesn't seem right.
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    I agree, FS single speed just dosent sound right. But dont let us stop you from doing it if it works for you.
    -Full speed ahead,Hard and fast!
    -You've always got to keep on trying, if you don't try you'll only fail!

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    dont worry, i'm stopping this nonsense not only because of you guys, but because i find through experience it just doesn't work. i was curious and it was worth a shot to try. i can't wait to put the drivetrain back onto the ht i had as a ss...
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Kona is making a production SS full squish bike. Well, at least I've seen some pics of their prototype. The rear end pivots around the bottom bracket (similar to a Cove) so the chainlength is constant.

    I know a lot of guys are starting to run SS on some DH shuttle runs. Full suspension is much appreciated, and they usually run a tall gear for those short pedaling sections. The simplicity makes it better to avoid mechanicals and helps lighten a bike!

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    Yeah, the Kona A, although it looks like they are not producing it for the 2004 lineup.

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