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Before anybody start asking why I didn't buy a single speed or a rigid one from the beginning, I have to admit that I jumped in the 29" bandwagon without knowing anything about it. Here in south Florida there is no too many 29ers. I did it because my 26" FS broke and I wanted to try something different while I was waiting for my frame replacement.
I choose GF because it was no too expensive to try and because I was familiar with the G2 geometry.
Later on, I became obsessed with the MTBR forums and started to explore new options like rigid and SS.
Today, I could not be more happy riding a bike, I can not stop thinking on the new challenges on every ride.
 

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Looks good, I love the silver on the 09. I may still pick one of these up for my geared 29er.

Ready to sell the 26" FS now?
 

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I'm in Miami too. You're right - have to search high and low for 29er stuff down here. Big Wheel Cycle (outside Oleta) has one on the floor, and maybe 3 tires on the bottom of the rack (two Kenda Karma 2.2s and a Specy Fast Trak). Only one on the floor at RB Cycles as well - and a whopping ZERO at Mack Cycles - the oldest and most popular shop in town (if you subscribe to their e-news).

You doing the Coconut Cup series at all?

Drop me a line some time if you want someone else to go ride rigid/SS with. I've taken my rigid SS to Oleta one time (normally - the Sultan goes).
 

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hahaha,

it is an old RockShock, but I use it just to catch some air while I'm coasting. last time I remember going seated on a downhill was 10 years ago in a K-mart type bicycle, no too funny.
with ss I barely use it.
 

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Very nice. I just got an 09 Cobia a few weeks ago. I love it but I don't know about going single speed or rigid.

Oleta roots would beat the hell out of me and some of the climbs at Markham would be rough without some gears to get into.

I forgot to ask. Did you weigh it before the modifications? I donmt know the weight of it stock but I am guessing 28lbs?
 

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Well half our group in Ft. Myers is on 29er now!(Still South Florida) Paradise Cycles in Ft. Myers has around 15 29ers on the floor, mostly Gary Fisher and Redlines. Makes it nice when you are riding a 29er and shop supports the wheel size.
 

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ZombieFood said:
Very nice. I just got an 09 Cobia a few weeks ago. I love it but I don't know about going single speed or rigid.

Oleta roots would beat the hell out of me and some of the climbs at Markham would be rough without some gears to get into.

I forgot to ask. Did you weigh it before the modifications? I don't know the weight of it stock but I am guessing 28lbs?
Oleta was a bit rough - however, the SS/rigid aspect provided a different challenge that made it fun. I have yet to ride Markham. I ran 32-20 in Colorado this September, went to 36-21 here b/c it's much flatter.

Forgot about Bell Cycles in North Miami Beach - they had some Jamis models and about 4 Origin 8 Scouts on the floor.
 

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nanobiker said:
Before anybody start asking why I didn't buy a single speed or a rigid one from the beginning, I have to admit that I jumped in the 29" bandwagon without knowing anything about it. Here in south Florida there is no too many 29ers. I did it because my 26" FS broke and I wanted to try something different while I was waiting for my frame replacement.
I choose GF because it was no too expensive to try and because I was familiar with the G2 geometry.
Later on, I became obsessed with the MTBR forums and started to explore new options like rigid and SS.
Today, I could not be more happy riding a bike, I can not stop thinking on the new challenges on every ride.
Sweet looking bike!!

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A couple of weeks ago I was riding 32-22 and I was able to clear all Markham climbs.
now I'm running 32-20 and is a little bit harder but doable.

Weight actually was 30.5 out of the box with stock pedals. small size frame.
 
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