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    Singlespeed???

    after 15 years of building xc racing mountain bikes, i'm thinking of building a singlespeed. the main thing I would like to know is, what would be a good frame to build on? It has to be able to do trails.

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    people say surlys are "burly as hell"
    or check out the IRO rob roy for XC
    or Iro Mia for a fork and droupouts that has disc "break" compatability.
    its all the search function my friend.
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    Lots of good MTB SS makers out there, and 29's are getting real popular which widens the field somewhat.
    Kona is a good standard SS foundation if you wanted to try one without breaking the bank on a custom job

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    MTB singlespeeds are the hot new thing. Here's a few models you'll be able to get ahold of pretty easily:

    Surly 1x1: Steel, and can handle fatties real well. Horizontal drops.
    On-One Inbred: Steel, fancy stays and fork, sliding dropouts. Has a der hanger for going geared.
    Kona Unit/Explosif: Steel, sliding dropouts. Explosif has a der hanger for going geared.
    Bianchi **SS (SASS, WUSS, PUSS, etc.): Steel, horizontal drops.
    IRO Mia/Highlander: Steel/AL, horizontal drops.
    Cannondale 1FG: AL, EBB.
    Gary Fisher Rig: AL, EBB, 29'er.

    Thats off the top of my head. Check the mtbr.com reviews under singlespeed for more ideas.
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    The Bianchi M.U.S.S. is looking pretty good. The 3.7" tires Surly is proposing looks awfully tempting, although I think a German manufacturer makes a 2.5" slick (which wouldn't be any good in snow) I'm tired of disassembling and cleaning my 27speed every winter and spring. I saw some awesome fat tire bike going through a parking lot by the metrodome in Minneapolis. Do they make singlespeed 29'ers? I knew there was something wrong with riding a full-on X-country race bike in the snow. All I know is, the ability to ride 365 days a year is the only way to live. Thanks for the input.

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    Hahahah. Bianchi REALLY needs to come up with some better names.

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    Bianchi San Jose. Happy now?

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    warning on bianchi though!!

    I test rode a Bianchi SASS not too long ago. Let me tell you that this frame is hella stiff. My Kona Aluminum frame feels cushy in comparison.
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    or you could use a frame you may already have, with a white industries ENO hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChroMo2
    The Bianchi M.U.S.S. is looking pretty good. The 3.7" tires Surly is proposing looks awfully tempting, although I think a German manufacturer makes a 2.5" slick (which wouldn't be any good in snow) I'm tired of disassembling and cleaning my 27speed every winter and spring. I saw some awesome fat tire bike going through a parking lot by the metrodome in Minneapolis. Do they make singlespeed 29'ers? I knew there was something wrong with riding a full-on X-country race bike in the snow. All I know is, the ability to ride 365 days a year is the only way to live. Thanks for the input.
    The awesome fat tire bike was the Surly Pugsley - specially made to have clearance for the 3.7 tires.

    There are lots of 29er single speeds, here's a few:

    Surly Karate Monkey
    Voodoo Dambala and Aizan
    Niner One-Nine, Sir 9
    On One Inbred 29er
    Kona Unit 2-9
    Soma Juice
    Fisher Rig
    Gunnar Ruffian 29er

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