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Whats better then Gary Fisher Rig? 29er SS

Old 08-03-06, 03:01 PM
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Whats better then Gary Fisher Rig? 29er SS

Was going to build a Surly single speed but now I'm looking for a out of the box. Would the new sixty niner be worth waiting for?

Really what I wanted was steel, 29er wheels, SS and no suspension but I can't find a rigid fork 29er so the Rig seems to be the closest.

Wacha think?
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Old 08-03-06, 03:06 PM
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heres the product website (i think) for anyone who is curious
https://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/bik...-29er&bike=Rig
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How much do you want to spend? If you can ride the bike before you buy, that would be ideal, but there are a lot of manufacturers jumping into the 29er market. Check out some 29er reviews. That list isn't comprehensive by any means either. I've heard good things about Niner Bikes and they only build 29ers, so I would assume they know what they are doing. Gary Fisher makes great bikes too though.

Edit: Why do you want a rigid fork? What are you going to use the bike for?

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https://www.viciouscycles.com/faq.php3

if you want to go custom.
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I'd say look at the Monocog 29er. steel, rigid, singlespeed. You'll wanna change out the headset, or at least double check that it's tight enough. That was the only big complaint I read on mtbr about the monocog 29er. Well, that and you can't take off the v-brake studs.
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Old 08-03-06, 04:13 PM
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get the new kona 29er unit i have the 26 its ****ing sweet
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why out of the box? what made you double think the Surly idea?

(you can get built up Karate Monkeys off ebay for a serious steal)
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What's your budget? Don't forget you can put an easily obtainable suspension adjusted 29er fork on pretty much all the options.
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On-One has a pimp rigid 29er.
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https://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?...=11&itemid=341

but being that I am from mn f. raleigh and buy a surly.

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That Raleigh is pretty sweet. I like it.
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a friend of mine just got a Fisher Rig and i gotta say it was pretty sweet. he got an 06 on sale for under 1k, i forget, and it rode really nice.
for custom i've seen some really nice two niners from www.soulcraftcycles.com
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get this

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/189873280.html
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Kona makes a 29" Unit for 2007. Also the front shck on the Rig has a great lock out for when you don't want it.
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Kelly makes one, the guy from Single Speed Outlaw has one, its a bit pricey though i believe.
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Originally Posted by Re-Cycle
Really what I wanted was steel, 29er wheels, SS and no suspension but I can't find a rigid fork 29er so the Rig seems to be the closest.
What? There are all kinds of rigid 29'ers out there. The Raleigh, the new Haro Mary that is coming out, the Redline, the Kona, the On-One, the Karate Monkey... Sheeit. Not to mention the fact that you can get a rigid 29'er fork that won't mess up your geo for a song.

I have heard that the Carver 96'er is awesome and the new Trek 69'er will be the bomb.
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Old 08-04-06, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by sprouts
Kelly makes one, the guy from Single Speed Outlaw has one, its a bit pricey though i believe.
Kelly isn't making bikes anymore.
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Old 08-04-06, 06:57 AM
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the only downside to the karate monkey is weight. it is really really heavy. look into waltworks for budget custom frames.
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if i was on a budget i would go monocog in a minute over surly (but both are gonna be on the heavy side).

that raliegh looks sweet but i have heard nothing about it.

oh and if you have 4 months and want a PERFECT bike i am gonna repeat the above advice. i got one and couldn't be happier with the ride.

https://www.waltworks.com/

get his fork too! the karate monkey fork is a heavy stiff POS...
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Old 08-04-06, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Kelly isn't making bikes anymore.

wow, they had some nice frames. im saddened by this.
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While the Rig is tight, there are tons of options to consider, including many rigids.
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