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Old 04-13-06, 12:06 PM
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Help me spend $1000 on a Single Speed 29'er

Whats the best way to spend $1000 on a Single Speed 29'er bike?
Gary Fisher Rig?
Surly Karate Monkey build up? what components?
other options?
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Old 04-13-06, 12:07 PM
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Get the Monocog 29er and spend the rest on beer and good food.
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Old 04-13-06, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-bob
Get the Monocog 29er and spend the rest on beer and good food.
That was what i was thinkin at first, but i figured i'd end up spending the same money upgrading. At the sub $500 level, most of if not all, the components on the Redline have to be suspect.
I'm a little torn whether I want to go rigid or suspension fork, GF Rig comes w/ a RS Reba.
So while the Monocog 29'er is still on the list...what else would be a reasonable solution staying at or under $1000?
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Check out ninerbikes.com - I am fiending for a One 9!
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Old 04-13-06, 01:39 PM
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Check out ninerbikes.com - I am fiending for a One 9!
Yeah, They are very nice, but the frame alone is listed at $750
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How about a Soma Juice? Similiar to a KM...somene on here has one.

I don't know if you are going to beat a Rig if you want to go suspension fork .......There is no way to get all the parts together at that price unless you are getting them wholesale.
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Originally Posted by DnA362
That was what i was thinkin at first, but i figured i'd end up spending the same money upgrading. At the sub $500 level, most of if not all, the components on the Redline have to be suspect.
I'm a little torn whether I want to go rigid or suspension fork, GF Rig comes w/ a RS Reba.
So while the Monocog 29'er is still on the list...what else would be a reasonable solution staying at or under $1000?
Buy it and upgrade as stuff wears out or breaks.
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Old 04-13-06, 07:33 PM
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How about you send me 1000 and I'll keep you from such problems.
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Rich dad said assets put money in your pocket while liabilities take money out of your pocket. Not sure if that helps or not.
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Old 04-14-06, 06:29 AM
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^that should narrow down his bicycles choices for him.


hmmmmm.....I knew all my ho 's is assets.
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Originally Posted by unsuspended
There is no way to get all the parts together at that price unless you are getting them wholesale.
even at wholesale, to buy a bike complete rather than frame and build kit you are saving a lot of $$$$$
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On One. Not a better deal out there for the price. The mono is nice but the inbred is solid front to back. You do not have to beef anything up. Check MTBR.com in the 29er forum, lots of info there with a number of the builders dropping in. Brent from On One and a rep from Salsa always joining in or answering questions.
I have an On One and besides not loving the truvative crank the bike is awsome.
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^ yeah, very good call on the on-one. I forgot about that one.
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don't forget about the Kona Unit...


i would probably buy an On One though... but i would have no problem with the Kona

i personally find the Karate Monkey a little ugly...
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Old 04-14-06, 03:36 PM
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they make a 29er unit?
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yes, the 29er Unit is new for 06. It's a pretty nice set up. The Karate Monkey is kind of ugly, weighs a ton, and from what I've heard doesn't ride all that nice. I think I'd probably go with the Fisher Rig. It'll probably be the lightest of the bunch. The Unit dropouts tend to slip, although for 06 they might have installed built in tensioners. The EBB of the Rig stays put, the wheelset isn't bad, and it comes with disc brakes.
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Nothing wrong with a Surly.
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I'm interested in getting a 29er too. I hear the Soma Juice is sweet. A couple of bike mechanics ride the Karate Monkey and seem to like them. I seen the Gary Fisher model and that might be the best deal. Sling Shot has a 29er, but is $$$. I have lots of nice parts and all I need is fork and wheels. Fork wise probally the Rock Shock, but PACE makes a nice carbon fork. Speed Goat sells there own 29er. Chow.
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Redline 29er Monocog framesets here for $250. A couple of hundred less than a KM.

If didn't already have a 29er I would pick on up
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I've always thought of a rigid frame as being part of the single-speed experience...but that's just me. Build the bike you want and can have fun on. That's really what having a single speed is about.

Also, I'm not aware of any deficiencies in the Monocog build. You can buy a reasonable hardtail for $500...that's fork, derailuers, shifters, etc. Rigid single speed should be even better for the price. The only thing I want to point out is that the Monocog does have BMX spacing on the dropouts, which may limit your component choices if you build one up from a frame or upgrade.

Also, I'm pretty sure there's a couple members who have Karate Monkeys, but I don't think I've seen any posts from them in a while. Have you posted in the singlespeed/fixie forum? Maybe you should ask a mod to move this thread over there.
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I've always thought of a rigid frame as being part of the single-speed experience...but that's just me. Build the bike you want and can have fun on. That's really what having a single speed is about.

Also, I'm not aware of any deficiencies in the Monocog build. You can buy a reasonable hardtail for $500...that's fork, derailuers, shifters, etc. Rigid single speed should be even better for the price. The only thing I want to point out is that the Monocog does have BMX spacing on the dropouts, which may limit your component choices if you build one up from a frame or upgrade.

Also, I'm pretty sure there's a couple members who have Karate Monkeys, but I don't think I've seen any posts from them in a while. Have you posted in the singlespeed/fixie forum? Maybe you should ask a mod to move this thread over there.
where can i find this info?
Rear hub is listed as 135mm, isnt that standard MTB sizing?
or am I looking at the wrong info/spec?

I posted here because i see mostly road related info on the SS/Fixie board, I figured id get better response here.

Also now i see Haro is coming out w/ a 29" SS...
I think the Gary Fisher Rig is now off the list. I want steel, rigid, inexspensive,simple and fun.
RedLine Monocog 29'er?
On One 29'er?
Haro 29'er?
everyone agrees a complete bike is going to be my best value. I will get a solid build and be able to ride right away rather than buying a frame and building it up.
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Old 04-16-06, 11:12 AM
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Redline switched to 135mm spacing on the monocog line either last year or the year before, so you've got nothing to worry about there.
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