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I want a 29er SS under $1000 and I really like the GT peace 9er. My LBS sells specialized, gt, cannondale, giant, bianchi, trek, and fisher. What are my other options. Doens anyone have any experience with the peace 9er? :thumbsup:
 

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I stepped up to 29" on a 2008 Raleigh XXIX that I picked up used for $450. Its a good solid frame with decent geometry. Now I'm hooked on 29" wheels and single speed!

Cannondale also makes a 29er Trail SS or geared for under $1000.
 

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Make them find you a 2009 SS Bianchi Sok. They should be willing to sell you one for around a grand. If not, see if they can get you a 2008. It's a wicked trail bike with good components.
 

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I like my Surly Karate Monkey. $450 used, 800-900 new. Surly sells through Quality Bike Parts, so odds are your shop can order one.
 

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Well if price is an issue I bought a 09 Redline Monocog 29er for $450 from my local bike shop. I saw on this forum yesterday that their D660 was bought for around $750. I can only say that the Redline group of bikes are pretty damn good. Take a look on Craigslist and see how many Spec, C'dale, Trek and a whole host of other of more expensive bikes for sale there and very few Redlines. That has to say something for the quality of the product vs. the cost.

For the cost its worth looking at to see if you like the 29ers if not, your not out a lot of bucks and if you do, you can sell it and move up to a more expensive bike. I love my Monocog 29er!
 

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look for an 09' GF rig i got mine last month for 1200 im sure you can find it for 1000 and you get an awesome fork and bike with an EBB
 

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That would be a heck of deal but...

Your LBS needs to make some $ to pay the mechanic who assembles this stuff and makes sure the cables are not crimped, headtube is not ovalized, rims are true, spokes are tensioned etc. Not to mention the new bike tune up where they will fix everything you bang out of alignment and any other "perk" you get with a new bike. By the way if bikes were marked up like just about everything else in retail the Rig would sell for around $1700. More power to you can get a good deal on a bike but don't expect them to give it away for free.;)
 

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Does the redline monocog 29er have an eccentric BB any chance, I like that about the gt peace
That I can't answer as I don't even know what that means? What is an eccentric BB?? Then I went and looked it up! Sorry guys!! The last bike I owned was an old 1960 Huffy, it had big balloon tires with chrome fenders,Chrome rims, big leather saddle, Chrome rear book rack spring loaded, 10gage pipe frame, Big chrome butterfly handle bars with Red, White and Blue streamers! Gold on White paint job. Single speed, single crank and sprocket, rear cog, chain and guard! It must have weighted 50lbs. That was it! I do know it was the same size as a 26" bike today.

I rode the wheels off that bike before I got a drivers license when I turned 16. Then I mowed lawns with an old Sears push mower for $1 a yard until I earned enough money to buy an old 1953 Chevy Coupe. My new bike cost more than I paid for that car. Then the day I turned 17 I went into the Army.

So then you get to age 62, a fat old man with high blood pressure, drinking cokes all day then adds Jack Daniels to it at night, on the verge of blowing the big one! I'm not trying to blow smoke up anyone's .... you know! That Monocog 29er sure has saved my bacon!

So, as I said I'm still a novice and don't know all the gargon just yet! Maybe soon?
 

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That I can't answer as I don't even know what that means? What is an eccentric BB??
You can spin this in the frame to keep the chain tight without pulling the wheel back and taking forever to keep the wheel straight and realigning your brake.
 

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You can spin this in the frame to keep the chain tight without pulling the wheel back and taking forever to keep the wheel straight and realigning your brake.
That is slick! I did not know that existed! How much is such an up grade cost? Do I even need it on my bike? Is that up grade worth the extra cost if I don't like the bike? Or is it worth the difference for another bike with that feature? I guess it's worth it if that's what you like! $500.00 for a machine that does more for your body than a membership in a heated and airconditioned Gym somewhere? Its worth it what every the cost! Great cycling!!
 

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Planning on building out a Rigid 29r SS myself.
Current main options include:
1. Older Peace9r going on sale after today, but needs to be one with Disc compatibility (thus '09+).
2. Awaiting Dawes Deadeye on bd.com as they have the Windsor Cliff 29.1 up now (looks pretty nice minus entrance brakes, etc.) but I want to go steel not Alum (if anyone has thoughts on reality of comfort increase vs weight impact on a rigid SS in Alum or Steel please chime in). No FU BD.com flames please. I love my LBS' but the whole point of this build is to do the work and spend as little as possible.
3. Complete buildup, from nice frameset on sale (MANY to choose from) through all parts... but that is likely going to take considerable time and pound my budget as complete bikes usually present a much higher value, plus you can get riding and make changes as seen fit.

Option 2 is likely going to happen as soon as they get the Deadeye's up. Probably going to get the Deadeye, order some Hayes Stroker Trail Plain Packaging brakes for it and be done until wheelset changes become fiscally feasible. That gets me a nice rig that is under $500 that while somewhat heavy will be comfy.
 

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Plinkomatic said:
Planning on building out a Rigid 29r SS myself.
Current main options include:
1. Older Peace9r going on sale after today, but needs to be one with Disc compatibility (thus '09+).
2. Awaiting Dawes Deadeye on bd.com as they have the Windsor Cliff 29.1 up now (looks pretty nice minus entrance brakes, etc.) but I want to go steel not Alum (if anyone has thoughts on reality of comfort increase vs weight impact on a rigid SS in Alum or Steel please chime in). No FU BD.com flames please. I love my LBS' but the whole point of this build is to do the work and spend as little as possible.
3. Complete buildup, from nice frameset on sale (MANY to choose from) through all parts... but that is likely going to take considerable time and pound my budget as complete bikes usually present a much higher value, plus you can get riding and make changes as seen fit.

Option 2 is likely going to happen as soon as they get the Deadeye's up. Probably going to get the Deadeye, order some Hayes Stroker Trail Plain Packaging brakes for it and be done until wheelset changes become fiscally feasible. That gets me a nice rig that is under $500 that while somewhat heavy will be comfy.
Take a quick peek at these frames: http://twentynineinches.com/29er-frames/
 

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check out cannondale's new 29er single speed - around $750 if my memory serves me right. Rigid, single speed is the way to go
 

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Starting in '09, The Peace has horizontal rear dropouts. That means that you have to adjust the brakes any time you change rear cogs. Something to consider if you want disk brakes. The earlier Peace 9r's had the EBB but were not disk compatible. So, in a nut shell, you can have your Peace with an EBB or disk brakes, but not both.
 

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Frozenspokes said:
Starting in '09, The Peace has horizontal rear dropouts. That means that you have to adjust the brakes any time you change rear cogs. Something to consider if you want disk brakes. The earlier Peace 9r's had the EBB but were not disk compatible. So, in a nut shell, you can have your Peace with an EBB or disk brakes, but not both.
I have a EBB GT Peace 9r that is disc only.
 

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I vote for the Redline Monocog 29er

I have had mine since they first came out and have had no problems with it. Its a keeper!
 
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