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Old 08-19-19, 07:58 PM
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SSCX frame suggestion?

I'm 100% getting ahead of myself because I'm only now about to do my first, but I love doing research well in advance of any purchase, so...

Any suggestions for a SSCX frame? One of the reasons I'm trying cross is to get in / stay in shape for track season, so single-speed gearing makes sense, plus I'm all for low-maintenance—and I'd get to eventually be a badass.

I have short legs, so massively high top tubes are a problem. So something with a sloped TT would be a big hit. I considered getting a SS hardtail frame like one of the Lynskey Ridgeline SLs and adding a Niner fork, but I don't know if the geo would require too long a stem, or if the bike would be hard to shoulder.

Other than that, the only requirement is being able to install hydros. Steel/AL/ti are all fine.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by cormacf View Post
I'm 100% getting ahead of myself because I'm only now about to do my first, but I love doing research well in advance of any purchase, so...

Any suggestions for a SSCX frame? One of the reasons I'm trying cross is to get in / stay in shape for track season, so single-speed gearing makes sense, plus I'm all for low-maintenance—and I'd get to eventually be a badass.

I have short legs, so massively high top tubes are a problem. So something with a sloped TT would be a big hit. I considered getting a SS hardtail frame like one of the Lynskey Ridgeline SLs and adding a Niner fork, but I don't know if the geo would require too long a stem, or if the bike would be hard to shoulder.

Other than that, the only requirement is being able to install hydros. Steel/AL/ti are all fine.

Thank you!
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Norco Threshold SS , although the standover might be on the high side.

Or basically any frame with a BB30/PF30 BB and then run a wheels mfg, or BEER components eccentric BB in it.

Edit: I sent you a PM with links to alternate bike forums on SSCX builds.
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