Phil Wood SS frame Singlespeed

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1599.00

Product Description

Frame Steel: Phil Select H-T Tubing
Frame Size: 13.5", 16", 18.5"
Frame Weight: 4.82 lbs

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jllaclair a Cross Country Rider from Towson, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2009

Strengths:    The frame is very nice and is comfortable to ride. I like the eccentric bottom bracket and overall I feel it is a light steel frame.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is a really nice SS frame. It doesn't beat your body and is more forgiving than a stiff aluminum frame. I like the eccentric bottom bracket for the fact you can adjust how far forward or back you like your cranks to be in the frame. After seeing the retail price, i think I will keep the bike a little cleaner!

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Favorite Trail:   Merrymans

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Guss - Aluminum

Bike Setup:   SS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by djm2122 a Racer from Minneapolis

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2008

Strengths:    Weight (4lb for a big guy)

Weaknesses:    Old 22mm hayes mount wont let me update the brakes

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike! This is the longest I have ever owned a bike and have no intention on parting ways. The guys at Phil are great to work with if there are any problems. Even though they outsourced the frame (mine is by Sycip).

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Interbike

Similar Products Used:   Soulcraft, Fisher, Salsa, Moots

Bike Setup:   King pretty and strong hubs/headset, raceface cranks, thomson post/stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Salinas CA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2007

Strengths:    Very fun.

Weaknesses:    Not sure yet

Bottom Line:   
I probably would not have even looked into a single speed but a friend of mine was selling the bike and said "just take it and ride it for a couple of days" He might have just given me a bag of crack and said "here, go smoke this for a week" I rode it everyday that week but had made up my mind after the second ride. I can't say a lot about how this compares to other hard tails since I haven't ridden one since my 1987 Diamond Back Apex but this thing is really fun to ride. The way is rails corners is what stands out the most. My favorite kind of riding is fast curvy single track with a flow and this bike is perfect for that. People told me that riding a single speed/hard tail would make me a better rider and it really has. You end up picking better lines and working on maintaining rhythm and speed. Getting in better shape and saving the drive train of my geared bike in the winter were the main reasons for getting a single speed. I hadn't expected to enjoy the down hilling as much as I have. I bought it on a whim but doubt I will ever sell it. Fun bike. BTW, I'm still saying this after the initial "new bike high" has worn off. ;-) Value? Who knows, good bikes cost money.

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Favorite Trail:   Goat, Big Boulder

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   This is my first single speed

Bike Setup:   Fox 80mm, White Industries cranks and hubs, monkey lite bars, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FoShizzle a Cross Country Rider from Camarillo, CA

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2006

Strengths:    Build quality, EBB design, looks, Customer Service

Weaknesses:    None worth noting

Bottom Line:   
When coming upon section that did require some more momentum on the uphill, the bike definitly acclerated much quicker than other 26" single speeds I have tried/owned. The geometry is very nice and the frame is EXTREMELY compliant.

I intentionally did not build it up silly light as I wanted a bike that could take some abuse while riding with my non SS friends....and it does that and more. I mean C'mon, it is a single speed so it aint gonna be too heavy regardless so needless to say, I am ecstatic about the build almost a year later. Literally my only complaint is the rear tire which provided very weak traction....I am getting a new tire this week....finally.

The bike kicks butt on the downs and to this day, I still cant get over how compliant it is. I kind of hate this word but i am gonna use it....."flickable"; the bike is definitely flickable and just makes me feel like I can navigate through anything.

Thanks Brent (and Sycip) for building such a sweet frame! And of course thanks Larry for putting together yet another very sweet build for a more than satisfied customer.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Mountain High Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Ninerbikes One 9, On-One Inbred 29er, Surly 1x1

Bike Setup:   Large Phil Wood SS w/ EBB, wheelset =Phil disc hubs/QR, DT Swiss XR4.1d rims with DT Swiss tubeless conversion kit, cranks = 180mm ENO, bottom bracket = Phil Wood, fork = Fox F80X, Brakes = Hope M2 with 2-piece rotors, freewheel = ENO, chain = KMC Z610HX, saddle = WTB Laser V Stealth, seatpost = Thomson, stem = Thomson, grips = ODI-lock Rogue, headset = King, seatpost clamp = Salsa, skewers = salsa, Dangerboy Hope compatible Blue brake levers, bars = Azonic Double Wall Riser w/ 2" rise, tires = 2.25 Big Jim UST front / 2.1 Jim LIght UST rear, pedals = Shimano 959

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