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I've been riding a fixed road bike for a while, and am thinking of going SS offroad as well. So I'm looking at my options for a SS frame. Right now, I've got a couple ideas, but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything. Here are my parameters:

1. Inexpensive: I want to keep the whole build under $1000, so that rules out custom frames.
2. Steel (or Ti, ha ha): Currently pushing an AL hardtail, and would like a little more give. Plus, my roadies are steel and they are great.
3. Discs: I'll probably get some Avid mechanicals, so disc brake bosses...
4. No track ends: With the discs, I'd like to avoid the constant readjusting of brake alignment, etc. I'm not adamant about this one, as long as it still grooves with #6.
5. 26" wheels: Don't want to rock the boat, but it's the one I choose.
... and the one that makes it all a lot harder:
6. Derailleur hanger: I'd like the option of going back to a 1x9 setup in case my knees explode.

So far, the only frames I've found that meet these are the Kona Explosif, Voodoo Wanga One, and possibly the new On-one Inbred (if I deal with readjusting the brakes). Are there any other frames that meet these criteria that I should know about? Does anybody have experience with these?
 

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That's quite a list!

The only ones that I come up with are wrong for one reason or another...

Surly 1X1 has horizontals and no hanger

Soul Cycles Hooligan is EBB but aluminum and no hanger

Zion 853 EBB has no hanger as far as I know.

Looks like you're stuck with one of the sliding dropout frame like the one's you mentioned, or get a geared frame and run the White Industries ENO eccentric disc hub and caliper mount.
 

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Nater said:
The only ones that I come up with are wrong for one reason or another...

Surly 1X1 has horizontals and no hanger

Soul Cycles Hooligan is EBB but aluminum and no hanger

Zion 853 EBB has no hanger as far as I know.

Looks like you're stuck with one of the sliding dropout frame like the one's you mentioned, or get a geared frame and run the White Industries ENO eccentric disc hub and caliper mount.
Exactly my problem. I would almost do the ENO wheel, but then I have the disc alignment problem in a big way. Thanks for the input though.
 

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Just re-read your initial post...

You could go with a frame without the hanger and go the Hone/Saint route if you went back to 1x9 at some point. That might add the Zion to the list and the Hooligan too if you don't mind aluminum.

Edit: Fisher showed a steel frame with EBB and hanger at their fall show but I haven't heard anything more about it since...it was originally called the Ferrous.
 

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I've also seen pictures of the Haro Werx SS, which appears to be EBB and Steel, but they seem very hard to locate, and the website is mum.
 
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