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BD's New Gravity Vanquish: SS/FG Goes Off-Road!

Old 04-18-16, 09:17 AM
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Honestly it's just the saddle bars and stem that look like ****. .
I was wondering what saddle bars are, but I think I found them:

Inventor hopes to woo city-slicker hipsters with 'half-bike' - The Local
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Old 04-18-16, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ratzinger View Post
I was wondering what saddle bars are, but I think I found them:

Inventor hopes to woo city-slicker hipsters with 'half-bike' - The Local
lame lame lame lame. That thing is wrong in so many ways.
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Old 04-18-16, 10:38 AM
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lame lame lame lame. That thing is wrong in so many ways.
Agreed. And its not even street-legal under German law. And I can't see how its practical.

Orthopedic scooters are more usable than a half-bike in recovery from a serious injury.
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Old 04-18-16, 01:37 PM
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The Nashbar SSCX for $399.99 doesn't look too bad.

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Old 04-18-16, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratzinger View Post
I was wondering what saddle bars are, but I think I found them:

Inventor hopes to woo city-slicker hipsters with 'half-bike' - The Local
who thinks of this ****?
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Here's mine setup with a chinese carbon fork and some Clement PDX's. Sometimes I run the 41c Surly Knards on this, but they are a little on the large side for the 17mm wheels. Swapped the saddle/handlebars/stem to fit, and am running a 38t ring - 20t freewheel. Rolls good, fun on singletrack. Brakes were actually better than I expected. Might swap the levers when I get a chance just because they aren't too comfy. Weird geometry, I had to size down.

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The Nashbar SSCX for $399.99 doesn't look too bad.

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Not terrible, but definitely some odd spec choices. 25.4mm stem and bars? Did they have a warehouse of these that they're trying to offload? And the 46x17 gear ratio? Seems ambitious for actual CX racing, to put it mildly. On the other hand, for levees and fire trails, maybe.
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Not terrible, but definitely some odd spec choices. 25.4mm stem and bars? Did they have a warehouse of these that they're trying to offload? And the 46x17 gear ratio? Seems ambitious for actual CX racing, to put it mildly. On the other hand, for levees and fire trails, maybe.
Not awfully difficult or expensive to change the freewheel. The main components are the wheels and cranks, which are decent quality.
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Originally Posted by mattave View Post
Here's mine setup with a chinese carbon fork and some Clement PDX's. Sometimes I run the 41c Surly Knards on this, but they are a little on the large side for the 17mm wheels. Swapped the saddle/handlebars/stem to fit, and am running a 38t ring - 20t freewheel. Rolls good, fun on singletrack. Brakes were actually better than I expected. Might swap the levers when I get a chance just because they aren't too comfy. Weird geometry, I had to size down.

I want this bike but I'm not sure cause it seems like the view on bikes with this sort of geometry are a little more acceptable
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Originally Posted by Nappyskillz View Post
I want this bike but I'm not sure cause it seems like the view on bikes with this sort of geometry are a little more acceptable
A useful tip when perusing these forums, check dates on the last post if it has been over a month or two probably a good idea to find a different thread that is still in use and relevant or post a new one if absolutely necessary.

However when you do come across a thread with a lot of posts and you say to yourself "hey I should post after reading only one comment" read the other posts especially in this situation. The answer to your question was already answered about this bike but also this thread is over 2 years old.

Single speed cross bikes can be great depending on what you want to do with it and what you are looking for, your best bet is to try and find a local shop that carries them and see what you feel. However this specific bike is crap and was well lambasted in this thread for being hideous. Generally avoid BD for most things except maybe the Pound Sign: KiloTT but even that is a special bike with silly parts that are not as easy to come by these days and wouldn't be a great candidate for upgrade.
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