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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-21-08, 08:31 PM   #1
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Looking to go Single Speed

So im looking to go SS, and was wondering what you guys think of the Redline Monocog Flight 29'er? If you guys have any other brands that I should look at too, please let me know.

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Old 05-22-08, 05:48 AM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 05-22-08, 05:53 AM   #3
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on the trails?
ask at the mtb forum.
on the road?
no.
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conversion time! lol, but really, the 29er isnt bad if you want to do lots of trail riding, but i wouldnt suggest is as a commuter or anything. what type of riding do you want to get into?
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I, for one, think the Monocog 29 is a work of art. Being a single-speed...it's a masterpiece.
But then I love bikes.
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If you're looking to ride single speed on the street and trails I'd recommend an IRO Rob Roy.
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I, for one, think the Monocog 29 is a work of art. Being a single-speed...it's a masterpiece.
But then I love bikes.
+ 1

Awesome bike. The Flite model is even better.
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I do mostly trail riding, but I do some flat land stuff with my wife.
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A monocog is a great deal. I've had one for three years now. Its intended for trail use and works well for that. Theres no point in spending more for a singlespeed bike used primarily on dirt trails. I also use it for commuting in extreme weather too (snow, ice, etc.). Its geared too low for normal street riding, unless your wife is slow. Mine is
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I got a monocog ss '26er' and think its a fine bike. I'm sure the 29er is even better.
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D you guys know of any other options should look at in the same price range?
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