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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-20-09, 09:17 PM   #1
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wanting a unique bike... anything like a Salsa La Cruz... ?

I'm wanting to build a single chainring bike. With mustache bars or dirt drops, depending how the frame fits me. I never ride my mountain bike any more. Too heavy, too hard, not my thing. I really only ride on hardpack and nice trails when I do go out. So I was feeling out a simple large tire urban cross bike.

I really like the La Cruz frameset because I can use the 650 wheels and tires that I already have, or switch to a set of 700c tires depending on the terrain.

is there any other frameset I could do this with?
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Old 09-21-09, 05:07 AM   #2
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Rawland bikes (the disc version, at least) can do this.
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That's a pretty sweet frame and bike!!! I'm going to have to try and find them in stock somewhere and measure it out. Great find!
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If it ever becomes actually available, the Voodoo Nakisi will be unlike anything out there.
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Old 09-21-09, 03:42 PM   #5
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Both of those frames are pretty spiffy.... are there any framesets that are actually available for purchase?
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Rawland bikes (the disc version, at least) can do this.
According to their site all they have in stock is XS. Still, the bikes look great and I wouldn't mind having one.
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What a difference a few days makes

Rawland's new models, Ravn and Drakkar, are available as of this week and they are both disc-only and set up for either single-speed, internal hubs or derailleurs. These are some appealing bikes. The Ravn offers a flat top tube and shorter chain stay. The Drakkar has a sloping top tube and long chain stay.
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Maybe check out Singular bikes out of the UK. You can now get them here in the states. I really like the looks of the peregrine
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The Singular Peregrine & the Voodoo Nakisi are the two bikes that I'd be looking at. I'd run them SS, but you don't have to do that if you don't want to.

I just want to know when someone will finally get around to offering a set of hydraulic brakes with proper levers for drop bars.
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Take a look at the Raleigh Sojourn. My local dealer has them in stock and they are sweet! Don't overlook the One Way and Clubman either.
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