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Old 03-24-10, 08:01 PM   #1
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SS MTN Bike suggestions...

I'm in the market for a single speed mtn bike for trail riding and rough offroading, but have no idea as to where to look for a bike or what to look for. If anyone has any info I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm on a budget and would like to keep it under $400 so a used bike would probably be my best bet, not sure though. I'm 6' tall if that is needed info too. Thanks in advance
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Redline Monocog... http://www.redlinebicycles.com/bikes...010-monocog-26

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any of the bianchi ones are nice. SASS BUSS PUSS WUSS MUSS.. they all stand for ____ ____ Single Speed.
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FSCK YEAH! I have the Monocog - I love it but now my wife wants to steal it from me, it's just too fscking good, damint! We're approaching a family crisis because of that bike, that's how good it is to ride.
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any of the bianchi ones are nice. SASS BUSS PUSS WUSS MUSS.. they all stand for ____ ____ Single Speed.
Hell yes.

I've had two SISS's, a SASS, and my current single speed is a CUSS.
These frames were all designed by Sky Yaeger of Swobo. She designed the Pista Concept too.
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interesting, i didn't know she was with swobo.
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interesting, i didn't know she was with swobo.
I think she is Swobo, pretty much...
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FSCK YEAH! I have the Monocog - I love it but now my wife wants to steal it from me, it's just too fscking good, damint! We're approaching a family crisis because of that bike, that's how good it is to ride.
Yeah I'm riding the '07, great bike. Best for the money IMO, and not to mention the frame/paint job is downright sexy...
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Yeah I'm riding the '07, great bike. Best for the money IMO, and not to mention the frame/paint job is downright sexy...
We have the '07, too (brown with spinal cord). I have not seen the 2010 Monocog up-close. Looks like they dropped the spinal cord design? Who cares, as long as they kept the geometry.

Oh, btw, we have the 29er. I have a bunch of SS mountainbikes, and the one I built around the Monocog frame is the best. Unfortunately, wife agrees.
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Ah, I'm just riding the 26. It's a real dark green. A guy I used to work with rode the Flight 29, and that was pretty dope as well, although it was way too small for me.

Actually just put some disk brakes on mine, need to upgrade more parts... all stock except for the fork/brakes.
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If you're looking for a 29er, hands down the Bianchi SOK... Easton Ultralite tubing, Fox 29er fork with lockout (new ones have the poploc), disc brakes, and nicer cranks / wheels than the Monocog... Got mine for $750 shipped on eBay, my friend paid close to $600 for his monocog... No comparison... I would take the SOK every day hands down.
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If you're looking for a 29er, hands down the Bianchi SOK... Easton Ultralite tubing, Fox 29er fork with lockout (new ones have the poploc), disc brakes, and nicer cranks / wheels than the Monocog... Got mine for $750 shipped on eBay, my friend paid close to $600 for his monocog... No comparison... I would take the SOK every day hands down.
Agreed- I found a new (unridden) 2008 SOK for $800 on ebay-
After taking it out on the trails last week I realized its worth every penny! I love the way it handles & rolls over everything!
Research the measurements though. I'm 6'3" and fit great on my Large, so i think they run a little big (also comes in Med. & XL)
I can't believe they discontinued it for '10- Considering Bianchi pioneered the 29" (700c) mountain bike idea-
I believe the stock fork is a Rock Shox Reba SL, which is worth almost half of cost of what you can get these for on close-out-
I think its the sharpest ready-made SS 29er out there, mine's super deep metallic blue & its got the same black on white billboard graphics that
the Bianchi Pista has, so it looks like a Hipsta Pista on "Roids"!

I still haven't found out what SOK stands for, anyone know?
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I heard that Sok means "stump" in Italian, but this has been disputed.
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I'm in the market for a single speed mtn bike for trail riding and rough offroading, but have no idea as to where to look for a bike or what to look for. If anyone has any info I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm on a budget and would like to keep it under $400 so a used bike would probably be my best bet, not sure though. I'm 6' tall if that is needed info too. Thanks in advance

You do not have to go used
Dawes Deadeye 29er
Windsor Cliff 29.1
SE Stout 29er
are all under $400 and would be hard to beat in a used bike IMO
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Dude. Come on.
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Dude. Come on.
Dude?

OK
I also think these deals on new SS 29er will beat most used that you can find

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._10000__200516

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r+Bike+09.aspx

point is: there are new options with good specs at under $400
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why should he keep under his $400 budget buying new when he can follow the other morons in this thread who can't read and suggest he spend $200-350 more!
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fyi, the monocog weighs more than 30lbs.......as does the deadeye.
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why should he keep under his $400 budget buying new when he can follow the other morons in this thread who can't read and suggest he spend $200-350 more!
Excellent point, sir. The thing is, I always build my bikes myself - I buy the frame and add the parts I have lying around, and usually get a good deal on the frame (I never spent more than $320 on a bicycle frame, not once in my entire life). I got the Monocog frame and fork for $250. So my views may be a bit biased.

But I still think a Redline Monocog should sell within the budget of the OP.

Here is a thread from back when I was in the market for a 29er (2007), and as you can see, the prices mentioned matched the OP's budget.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...e-Monocog-29er

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Dude?

OK
I also think these deals on new SS 29er will beat most used that you can find

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._10000__200516

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r+Bike+09.aspx

point is: there are new options with good specs at under $400
Those are very ineresting deals, I must say!
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fyi, the monocog weighs more than 30lbs.......as does the deadeye.
Almost every 29er will weight in the 28-30 lb range, einstein.
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lol, "einstein"...mine weighs 22lbs.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=595655

guess all those people are lying (myself included).....?
and alot of those bikes have a suspension fork and gears.

glad to know you've done your research.
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lol, "einstein"...mine weighs 22lbs.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=595655

guess all those people are lying (myself included).....?
and alot of those bikes have a suspension fork and gears.

glad to know you've done your research.
Tell us more about your bike, please?
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fyi, the monocog weighs more than 30lbs.......as does the deadeye.
That maybe
Here is a post from a guy who says his Deadeye weighes 30.2 lbs - which is of course over 30lbs
http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...3&postcount=19
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