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This will make some SS people smile...........

07' Trophy SS Pre-Launch Special: $699 (For Shipping April 2007)

Frame: Double-Butted 6061 Aluminum
Fork: Manitou Sliver Super Lockout w/ New Air* - 80mm
Crankset: TruVativ Firex 1.1 Single (33T)
Rear Cog: Novatec 16T (also includes 15T & 17T)
Chain: KMC Z9200
Brakes: Avid BB-7 Mechanical Discs
Levers: Avid DS-7
Rims: Sun DS2-XC Double-Wall Alloy
Hubs: Novatec Single Speed
Tires: Maxxis Ignitor - 26" x 2.10
Headset: Cane Creek S-3
Cockpit Set: Ritchey Alloy
Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
Pedals: Shimano M520 Clipless
* shock pump required


Nice work :thumbsup:

Jake :ihih:

PS. IBEX Blue is one of my favorite colors, a solid paint job should be SWEET...:yesnod:
 

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Nice that they are including 3 cogs...many stock Singlespeeds just come stock 32/16 which is often way too punishing if you any have decent size hills. I know nothing about the Sliver...although a fork w/ lockout is certainly always nice for singlespeeding. $699...man, that might really take a bite out of sales from companies like Surly and Redline!
 

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GregC said:
Nice that they are including 3 cogs...many stock Singlespeeds just come stock 32/16 which is often way too punishing if you any have decent size hills. I know nothing about the Sliver...although a fork w/ lockout is certainly always nice for singlespeeding. $699...man, that might really take a bite out of sales from companies like Surly and Redline!
mm, now if they took the same idea and applied it to an alpine model for $369.

Good bye redline monocog?
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Not gonna happen

taikuodo said:
mm, now if they took the same idea and applied it to an alpine model for $369.

Good bye redline monocog?
=P
I'd put my money on Jack making one offering in this category. SS Riders tend to be a bit particular about their specs and while I think there's a place for lower end specs, SS riders are going to want a higher end bike. Trophy SS will be very competitive in the SS market, IMO.

Bob

P.S.-Jack, rhe bike doesn't show up when you use the "Search by Category" drop box. You might want to get this bike listed with the other Trophy bikes, and put a SS category on the site. It only shows under the "Bikes by Model" drop box. It makes the bike difficult to find.

Bob
 

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Call_me_Clyde said:
...doesn't show up when you use the "Search by Category" drop box. You might want to get this bike listed with the other Trophy bikes, and put a SS category on the site. It only shows under the "Bikes by Model" drop box. It makes the bike difficult to find.
Yep, we're working on it. That's a global update and takes a little work to set-up and requires updating and uploading the entire site, which will take some time.

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If you offer this frame at the same $299 prelaunch price, I'm in for one.
btw, does it have an eccentric BB or track fork ends?
Thorry, BD, we're not going to have separate frames in this first go-round... probably will in the Fall, but for this Spring it will be complete bikes only.

The Trophy SS frame has sliding plates for drop-outs. This allows moving the axle for chain take-up, but takes the disc tabs along with it. We felt that both EBB and horizontal D/O's had too many draw-backs.

IMO, EBB's can be difficult to set, relatively heavy and susceptible to slippage, as well as moving the crank position. Horizontal D/O's can be effective if engineered correctly, but don't play well with disc brakes.

So, the sliding plate set-up seems the best bet for the bike I envisioned... one with discs (and with aluminum frame and suspension fork, though that has nothing to do with the D/O's) made more for gearie's who want to add a SS to their stable... and one that feels much like their regular MTB (with the obvious exception of multi-speeds). I realize that there are SS purists out there who will only go with a steel frame, V-brakes and a rigid fork. Those folks have a lot to chose from already, so I wanted to do a SS rig that is a little more in keeping with more mainstream MTB's of the day.

Best regards,
Jack A.
IBEX Bicycles

PS. Also, sorry for the "thorry" crack, but I couldn't resist given your Avatar and title line...

and so, we shall WELEASE BWIAN !!!!
 

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No photos for a while yet. We should have them in about a month.
Thanks Jack,
Now I have a visual on how the chain can be kept at proper tension according to which size cogs in use (15, 16 or 17t)..:cool: ..Also how the disk brake caliper stays in line with the rotor at all times :thumbsup:

Jake :ihih:

PS. Us wrenchheads always want to see for ourselves....:lol:
 

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Jake Pay said:
Thanks Jack,
Now I have a visual on how the chain can be kept at proper tension according to which size cogs in use (15, 16 or 17t)..:cool: ..Also how the disk brake caliper stays in line with the rotor at all times :thumbsup:

Jake :ihih:

PS. Us wrenchheads always want to see for ourselves....:lol:
Frankly, I'm not sure if the slider range will fully accommodate all cog changes. You may have to add or subtract chain links at some point. It just depends on where you are along the slider when swapping out ratios and whether you're going up or down in tooth count. But, the sliders will certainly account for chain stretch just fine.

I guess some folks may find themselves swapping out gears often to suit differing terrain. So, though I really am not sure about the range at this point, it is possible that you'd want to keep two chain lengths on-hand to prevent constant link cutting and patching. Still, the idea of including the extra cogs is to give you a choice on initial set-up... and I think most will find a ratio they like and stick to it. The Trophy SS's should arrive with the 16T rear installed and include spares in 15T and 17T. Oh, and BTW, we're using master links on the chains, so if you do need to make link adjustments it is much easier to deal with breaking the chain and putting it back together. This is actually something we're phasing in on a lot of our multi-geared bikes too. KMC's "Missing Link" system is terrific!

JA
 
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