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    Dawes Deadeye SS 29er

    Some forum members have been asking about the Dawes Deadeye - single speed 29er

    At last a few of the Deadeyes got delivered - in White
    I expect to get Black and Orange ones in either Dec 31st or during first week in January

    here are some pictures of a White one - taken at our warehouse
    the site pictures and listing should be up as soon as we get all versions to Photo
    probably around Jan 10th











    I think at $319 this bike will be the best entry 29 SS/FG deal around {but a lot of my guys like the Cliff 29.1 - so that makes two low priced good options**
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    Are those disc compatible hubs I see?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Are those disc compatible hubs I see?!

    Yes - both front and rear

    Alunimun Cliff 29.1 has same hub and comes with dis brakes
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._cliff29_1.htm
    but it is $369 delivered; whereas Deadeye is only $319 delivered
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    rim brakes? why not spec it with discs out tha box?

    BB5's at least man.

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    Yes, add BB5 disc brakes and $350 shipped and we have a winner and I have a new bike. No one wanst V-brakes anymore. Even the WW crowd! ;-)
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    If I were in the market for one, I'd probably go Dawes and then buy some BB7's or something like that. As a former owner of BB5's, the extra adjustability of the BB7's is worth the money in my opinion. I've never tried the Tektro discs on the Windsor, but I've heard not-so-good things about them.

    Not that I'm in the market for one - I picked up a geared Windsor Cliff 29 Pro a few months back and am quite pleased with it.
    Last edited by Business810; 12-31-09 at 10:01 AM. Reason: typo

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    Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    rim brakes? why not spec it with discs out tha box?

    BB5's at least man.

    Simple - going for a price point
    I wanted to get as close to $300 as I could
    and at $319 delivered - I think it is a great deal even with V-brakes

    of course, I know many will end up being changed later
    but lots of cyclists like to do that
    buy it; ride it
    change tires; ride it
    different seat; ride it
    go to disc brakes; ride it
    try a suspension fork; ride it
    use it sometimes off road
    other times put on slicks and a bigger chain ring - use on road

    Anyway; depending on feedback
    may add a Deadeye Plus with BB7 and/or trick wheels and/or Tora and/or Ritchey cockpit

    as always; I am love feedback
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    Man that's tempting. Is that a cassette hub or thread-on? If that were mine, I'd add some decent SPD pedals, throw a BB7 up front, leave the v-brake on the rear, and bolt a tomicog on the rotor mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Man that's tempting. Is that a cassette hub or thread-on? If that were mine, I'd add some decent SPD pedals, throw a BB7 up front, leave the v-brake on the rear, and bolt a tomicog on the rotor mount.
    The problem with spec'ing a bike with SPD's is that you drive up the pricepoint without any added benefit to people who prefer egg beaters or Time atac pedals. (Personally I prefer SPD's but I know others don't)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    The problem with spec'ing a bike with SPD's is that you drive up the pricepoint without any added benefit to people who prefer egg beaters or Time atac pedals. (Personally I prefer SPD's but I know others don't)
    Did you miss the part where he stated "If that were mine"?

    And good morning to you, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com View Post
    Simple - going for a price point
    I wanted to get as close to $300 as I could
    and at $319 delivered - I think it is a great deal even with V-brakes

    of course, I know many will end up being changed later
    but lots of cyclists like to do that
    buy it; ride it
    change tires; ride it
    different seat; ride it
    go to disc brakes; ride it
    try a suspension fork; ride it
    use it sometimes off road
    other times put on slicks and a bigger chain ring - use on road
    Spot on - that's what folks do. Especially SS people, as they tend to be the more experimenting crowd.

    I have a question: could you post a piccy showing the rear dropouts? Is tensioning done at the BB (eccentric BB) or at the dropouts? If it's the latter, it seems like it has very short slots??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Did you miss the part where he stated "If that were mine"?

    And good morning to you, sir.
    You win. For some reason i read that as "you should have spec'd this with..." I now see that isn't what he meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Man that's tempting. Is that a cassette hub or thread-on? If that were mine, I'd add some decent SPD pedals, throw a BB7 up front, leave the v-brake on the rear, and bolt a tomicog on the rotor mount.
    Yes
    Cassette Hub - you can make this bike a multi speed later if you like

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/deadeye.htm

    The Orange is insane in person; I love it
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...e_org_gallery/

    I think we will see lots of these personalized over time
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    Could we see those rear dropouts a bit better? A pic would do.

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    I've been eyeballing your 29ers for a while. This looks good.

    There is a close-up of the rear track ends in the orange gallery.

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