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  1. Wheels
    Stan's No Tubes singlespeed rear wheel. Hope Pro II singlespeed/trials hub laced to Stan's ZTR Flow EX rim. DT Swiss 14g straight gauge spokes. Wheel built by The Colorado Cyclist, best wheel builder anywhere IMO. Good condition but could use a bearing re-pack. Still very straight and true...
    $200 USD
  2. 29er Hardtail Bike
    Designed by Jeff Lenosky and fabricated in Lyons, Colorado, this bike is a super capable, aggressive hardtail, designed to be "the ultimate, stranded on a deserted island, multi-tool 29er hardtail." I built this bike a few years ago a little differently than the standard bike. This one has...
    $3,300 USD
  3. General Discussion
    If with a trail hardtail (29er, more an all-arounder, not super aggressive) you wanted to simplify (less maintenance and cleaning) but still maintain some versatility (blue/green trails with moderate roots and rocks and elevation change, bike paths, cruising), would you rather… Drop the gears...
  4. Shocks and Suspension
    Howdy. I'm looking to singlespeed a full suspension bike, most likely something along the lines of a Transition Spur or an aluminum Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol. A friend suggested that I look for a shock that has a full lockout rather than one that simply has damping, and suggested either the...
  5. What Bike to Buy
    budget for frame $1,000, this automatically excludes most domestic builders (non-negotiable) steel 29er hardtail designed around a 120-130mm fork. NOT a 140+ fork. (non-negotiable) singlespeedable, no stupid tensioners! (non-negotiable!) "downcountry" type geometry: 440-450mm reach for medium...
  6. News & Reviews
    Whisky's new No.9 MTN Boost LT fork is designed for modern hardtails with 120-130mm of travel up front and aimed at those seeking to reduce fork maintenance during winter, gear up for a bikepacking adventure, or simply create the ultimate mixed-surface bike. For me, it's a little bit of each but...
  7. Frameset
    Asking Price - $1200 Lightly used Independent Fab Ti Deluxe singlespeed. The frame is medium sized - 23.4" effective top tube length and 15.3" seat tube length (see custom build sheet for full specs) Built for 26" wheels with suspension adjusted geometry. Included is a Chris King headset and...
  8. General Discussion
    Editor's note: This post was written by Paul Skilbeck and Alan Davis. Photos are courtesy Brad Quartuccio/Philly Bike Expo. Here is the next installment of five best bike selections for singletrack from the Philly Bike Expo. This time it's the Oddity Single Speed Racer. The first thing you...
  9. Passion
    Zach Allen keeps it real at Mammoth 2014 as the only singlespeeder in the cross country race (click to enlarge). While thumbing through a freshly delivered copy of Dirt Rag magazine last week, I encountered some "screed" on the state of singlespeeds written by fellow scribe and mountain biking...
  10. 29er Bikes
    The winding and technical Halo Trail on Peavine Mountain above Reno is a perfect testing ground to see how a bike handles (click to enlarge). The Lowdown: Trek Superfly SS Singlespeed In a world of increasing complexity, the stripped-down simplicity of the new Trek Superfly SS is refreshing...
  11. 27.5
    Thomson had a cool new prototype singlespeed crankset on display at Interbike. We talked to Thomson's long time marketing manager, David Parrett, who filled us in on their new drivetrain. Parrett explains, "The idea is a singlespeed drivetrain all in a box. Dedicated singlespeed crankset with...
  12. 29er Bikes
    Pivot has been on a tear of late, with their Mach 6 gobbling up a slew of industry awards, including "Most Versatile Bike" in the Mtbr Enduro Compare-O. The young Tempe, Arizona-based company founded in 2007 by Chris Cocalis, is one of the hottest bike manufacturers in the industry right now...
  13. Vacations & Destinations
    The winter solstice has symbolic meaning, acknowledging that light always returns even in the darkest of times. In ancient times, it was a celebration of burning the shadows away. In other words, a perfect time to ride your bike! Overlooking North Portland city lights from Leif Erickson and...
  14. Passion
    Photo: The author, Kurt is following his teammate Julian up the angry climb of Downieville Editor's Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt Gensheimer. In no way do his maniacal diatribes about all things bike oriented represent the...
  15. 27.5
    After recently riding and testing 5 of the hottest 650b/27.5 All Mountain bikes on the market today, I recently received the polar opposite end of the spectrum. The Nashbar Bee's Knees is a single speed hardtail that sells for $500. That's right, a complete bike for 5 Benjamins. To be...
  16. 29er Bikes
    Nick Frey from Boo Bicycles (Fort Collins, CO) shows us this belt drive 29er made from Bamboo! It is a true race bike built for a customer and friend who races. Nick, himself, races a lot and Boo Bicycles really are performance oriented. Boo racers win! (the big cardboard check proves it!)...
  17. 29er Bikes
    Todd Ingermanson is Black Cat Bicycles, a one man shop in Santa Cruz, CA. Todd specializes in singlespeed 29ers with simple, elegant bikes. This bike features short chain stays and slackened geometry. [youtube width="610" height="353"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHGVUMj-tak More info...
  18. General Discussion
    Clean, simple, light. Those 3 things embody this custom singlespeed 29er from English Cycles. The look of the bike is very clean, if you like internal cable routing, Rob English is a master at it. The graphics and visual appeal compliment the design with a simple baby blue color and white...
  19. General Discussion
    Warning: Explicit lyrics [youtube width="610" height="343" align="left"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ez-TLSpbZc&hd=1 Introduction by Francis Cebedo Kurt Gensheimer, one of mtbr's members and writers wrote and produced one of the most entertaining bike videos of the year. He collaborated...
  20. Singlespeed
    OK, I'm sold on singlespeed and love it. Now I'm wondering if I should go rigid. I have a Rock Shox Revelation fork. I like it, no issues. But I'm thinking I could drop some weight, further simplify my bike, and probably have a more 'pure' riding experience. I'd probably become a better rider...
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