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Old 06-13-07, 10:10 PM   #1
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07 Monocog Flite and other Vertical-Horizontal D/O Frames

Hey Dudes.

Got a few quick things to figure out, and thought I might get some help here...

I am looking to build up a Light Weight SS, parts are braking on my Surly 1x1 so I think I might just do the whole thing over again.

I am not too fond of horizontal dropouts anymore so I am pretty excited about the newer Vertical-Horizontal setups that are peeking out on frames. So I was thumbing though the SBS book the other day and ran across the Monocog Flite which looks to be pretty nice, good geometry etc. However there is no spec'd weight for the Frame and Fork, though I really only care about the frame since whatever i get will most likely get the Ritchey WCS Carbon MTN fork.

So anyone here have one and know what the frame weighs in at? They claim it has "High End" Sanko tubing but they dont say more than that so im guessing thin(ish) 4130?

Anyway I am not sold on that frame, it just has a nice price and potentially a nice package. If anyone has any other ideas with that style Drop Out or an EBB, im all ears.

Oh yeah and Aluminum is great too, but not Ti, that Sh*t's just plain expensive.

Last, it would have to be available as a frame only.
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Old 06-13-07, 10:59 PM   #2
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well I guess I could maybe bring myself to accept converting the 1fg ultra downt o a 1 1/8" steer. Anyone have a weight on that frame?
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Old 06-13-07, 11:18 PM   #3
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whatever you get, get a 29er.
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you are way too vauge....buy the mono cog because its cheap.......its also pretty damb heavy,for a race bike,but its still good for a every day ride,(so long as you have the might).But dont buy the mono cog for efiecency.It is a all round good bike.
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But dont buy the mono cog for efiecency.
Care to elaborate on that?

Anyways, back to the original question, googled your answer:

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I just built up the first Monocog 29er flight that has arrived at SBS to make sure it all is indeed in the box. The 19" bike weight is 27lbs... That is including all reflectors and the o-so great chainguard.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=246737

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well if the 29er version is 27, I dont think i will be going with that. Am now looking at the 1fg frame and maybe a juan solo if I can find one.

Anyone converted the 1fg to a rigid front? How did it turn out?
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Are you looking for big-wheels or not? If not, I'd say the Juan Solo will probably be about as light as they come.

If so, I'd look at the Niner bikes frames.
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if you are going to buy a new SS MTB, do not go with 26" wheels. you will only be disappointed with your expensive purchase in a few months. unless you are fairly short, GET A 29ER! 26" SSs are a joke once you've ridden big wheels.
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my monocog flight thats pretty stock is ****ing light as ****
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heh, I can't stand 29" wheels. I have ridden two (a rig and a niner) on trails and I just feel handicapt. Maybe i would get used to it but I like being able to throw my bike around when I ride, and it was just something that I could not do very well on the 29.

And also I already have a 26" SS, and I like it, I just want a nicer one.

as for jacob, any idea how light f'ing light is?
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Also just to keep everyone in the look right now im looking at the Ellsworth One frame and the VooDoo Bokor. 1fg is out since I cant get it as a frame only.

Cheers
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my monocog flight thats pretty stock is ****ing light as ****
Is that an older flight or a new one? This year they are steel, previous years they were AL.
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