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it's that time, time to update the list. if you have a contribution, please include a link to the product and some basic features. I left out fat bikes as that seems to be a whole other discussion, but add your own to the list if that's your thing.

please research before you share. If the bike is no longer available on the new market, you can suggest it as a good used option. Otherwise, please don't allude to bikes that no one can buy new anymore.

Chumba made in Austin, Texas
Sendero pretty excited about this one. steel, 29"/ B+, modern geo, sliders, various dropout options.
Stella steel or titanium with conventional XC geo, 148 boost spacing, room for 29x2.6 tires. Alexandera Houchin's choice for the 2019 Tour Divide.

Specialized
Fuse the 2020 Fuse is available in several configurations and all of the aluminum frames have SS-compatible sliding dropouts.

Vassago the Jabberwocky is currently unavailable
Vassago just reintroduced the Verhauen (7/29/19). the new Verhauen is US made steel 29/27.5+ frame with shorter chainstays, PMW hardware, room for fatter tires, all the progressive modern bells and whistles.
Radimus Ti 29/B+, modern geo, boost spacing only, optimized for 140mm fork.
Moosknuckle 29x3"+ tires, bendy ti tubes, boost spacing
Optimus Ti XC hardtail

Santa Cruz
Chameleon
aluminum or carbon trail hardtail. best bicycle video advertisement ever.

Kona
Unit rigid steel 27.5+. great "budget" bike with solid components. also available as a frame/ fork.
Honzo steel rowdy progressive hardtail. long, low, slack!

Salsa
Timberjack modern geo, aluminum, several hub width options using Salsa Alternator dropouts, downright cheap for a frame. titanium frame option and several complete variations that will convert to singlespeed easily.
Woodsmoke carbon 29+ with crazy-short chainstays
Fargo drop-bar rigid mtb with Alternator dropouts

Canfield
Nimble 9 steel AM hardtail

Reeb
Dikyelous - super short stays, steel or titanium
Sixfidy belt-drive compatible steel 27.5+, 140mm fork optimized

Pivot
Pivot LES modern XC race carbon 29/B+
LES SS complete

Giant
XTC Advanced carbon XC 29/ 27.5

Surly
Karate Monkey 29/B+, steel with "nimble" XC/ trail geo, braze-ons everywhere for touring, cheap, gnot-boost track ends fit 135, 142, and 148 axles with ease. best selling point: I ride one.
Lowside
26+ child of the classic 1x1
Krampus 29+ steel trail bike

Prophesy
Oracle new company, aluminum rowdy 29/27.5+ with sliders

RSD
Big Chief steel and Big Chief titanium 29+ with sliders, not-so progressive geo (is it just me, or does their geo chart seem off? why so short in reach/ETT?), 142 non-boost rear axle
Middlechild steel or titanium 27.5+/ 29 wheels with lots of clearance, long and modern, 140mm fork
Sargeant titanium or aluminum superBoost 157 rear spacing, room for 29x3 or 27.5x4 tires, 150mm fork, slack and long.

Soma- all steel, all belt-drive compatible
Sandworm fat 26, 27.5+ or 29x3 tires
Soma Juice 29er steel belt drive XC, room for 29x2.4 tires or 27.5x2.8.
Soma Riff 27.5 trail/ XC, 120m fork

44 Bikes - custom steel and ti from New England.

Voodoo
Zocalo titanium 29/ B+, Xc geo, 142 or boost axle, 120mm fork
Dambala similar (the same) to the Zocalo but steel.

Redline
Monocog cheap entry level rigid SS. downside- weird seatpost size.

Esker Hayduke 142 or 148 dropouts, new version is lighter, woot! specs say maximum 29x2.3, but also 27.5x3, so I'll bet something bigger than 29x2.3 will fit just fine.

Bikes Direct- five models of SS mtbs under $500. gateway drug!

Trek
Stache 29+ bike in carbon or aluminum. super rowdy geometry. (Austin locals happen to love this bike.)

Niner
SIR 9 Trail/ XC/ bikepacing optimized with Niner EBB. fancy steel and really cool chainstay yoke.

Pipedream
Moxie super-progressive long "enduro" geo, steel, 27.5+/ 29 tires, 140mm fork optimized

BTR
Chaser SS steel made in England, clean, straight lines, 135mm axle track ends. geo is fairly low and has a slack front end, but designed for a 100mm fork.

Ventana aluminum
Wolfram room for up to 29+ tires, boost, 120mm fork optimized, swinging dropouts, belt drive compatible.
El Comandante SS XC 29er, PF bottom bracket, 100mm fork

Spot
Rocker SS steel, modern geo, sliding dropouts, belt drive compatible

Lenz
Lunchmoney 5.5" full-suspension, lots of tire options, belt drive option.
Milkmoney 3-4" full suspension, lots of options.

[Wyatt made in Wisconsin aluminum with sliding dropouts
Maverick fatbike
Vista trail bike
 

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Giant xtc is still ssable in 2020. Boost, carbon, 27.5 x 3.0 or 29 and some people have used 29x3.0.


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I like what Santa Cruz did with the carbon Chameleon.

You can also add these...

Pipedream Moxie
BTR Chaser SS
Ventana Wolfram & El Comandante
Spot Rocker
Lenz Milkmoney & Lunchmoney

Squid Bikes [email protected] Off Johnny can be ran as a SS with Squid's eccentric bottom bracket along with any bike with a PF 30 BB.
 

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Vassago
Radimus Ti 29/B+, modern geo, boost spacing only, optimized for 140mm fork.
Moosknuckle 29x3"+ tires, bendy ti tubes, boost spacing
Optimus Ti XC hardtail
Re the current Optimus Ti, there are two variations, both Boost:
- The "regular" OpTi can take 29+, up to 3.0 tires, and the frame is slightly heavier
- Optimus Ti "Race", which is lighter, and can take up to 2.4 tires. I think the weight is in the 4-4.5 lb range, to compete with carbon frames.

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Mack- thanks for doing this again. Great resource for current options!!

Esker Hayduke- https://eskercycles.com/products/hayduke

Quad butted 4130 frame, reasonable price, swappable dropouts for 142/148/SS/gears, pretty good geo, only drawback is tire clearance is max 29x2.3.
 

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Agreed or maybe even bigger.
Clearance on the stays may not be the issue, the tallness of the tire could hit the seat tube since it doesn't appear to have much of a bend in it. Short chainstays and no bend in the seat tube = tire contacting frame.
 

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Clearance on the stays may not be the issue, the tallness of the tire could hit the seat tube since it doesn't appear to have much of a bend in it. Short chainstays and no bend in the seat tube = tire contacting frame.
Agreed.

I did some digging and found this instead. I know nothing about this brand, but they use USA tubing and paragon machine works. It looks fantastic and I'm always behind products being made in the states. https://mythcycles.com/bikes/talos/

29 x 3.00 tire on a 40mm rim and a chainring up to 32 teeth. All at a 418mm effective chainstay length.

73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
31.6 seatpost
148×12 Boost rear end
67.5° head tube angle
418mm effective chainstay length
Loopstay signature chainstay yoke
Full length cable housing
Triple bottle bosses below downtube
Optional sliding dropout upgrade
Optional stealth seatpost routing upgrade
Optional bolt-in framebag bosses upgrade
 

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Stanton Switch9er 631, Slackline 853, Sherpa 853 and Switchback 631 https://www.stantonbikes.com/product-category/frames/steel/ Aggressive steel hardtails.

NS Bikes Surge Evo https://nsbikes.com/surge-evo,115,pl.html Kind of jump bike meets trail bike.

Pace Cycles RC529 and RC627 https://pacecycles.com/pages/rc529 Aggressive steel hardtails. They don't talk about single speed but it has sliding dropouts so I'd assume it could be done.

Marino Cycles. Custom made frames from Peru and a not very expensive price. https://www.marinobike.com/ Website is under construction right now but he is pretty responsive viva Instagram.
 
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I don't think I saw the All City Log Lady on the list. Pretty sweet...
I don't think they make the Log Lady anymore. It isn't on their website...
 

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I don't think they make the Log Lady anymore. It isn't on their website...
Looks like the Log Lady is done. Sorry to be a turd about it, but this is why I asked at the start of this thread to research the bikes and provide a link. I added another bit to clarify that so readers don't go on wild goose chase trying to find a non-existent bike . If the bike is no longer on the market, you'll learn that when you look it up and find it.
 

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Looks like the Log Lady is done. Sorry to be a turd about it, but this is why I asked at the start of this thread to research the bikes and provide a link. I added another bit to clarify that so readers don't go on wild goose chase trying to find a non-existent bike . If the bike is no longer on the market, you'll learn that when you look it up and find it.
Huh? I put links in my earlier post...
 

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Huh? I put links in my earlier post...
Yes, thank you. I was recognizing that you were correct to point out the Log Lady's fate. Just restating my request that we keep this list relevant (for now) and useful to people who are looking for a new SS mtb.
 

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Yes, thank you. I was recognizing that you were correct to point out the Log Lady's fate. Just restating my request that we keep this list relevant (for now) and useful to people who are looking for a new SS mtb.
Oh gotcha I was confused by the response.

Do the Troll, Orge and ECR not qualify? I guess they are more touring bikes.

A few more.

Trillion Prime. Prime - Trillion Cycles Aggressive British made steel hardtail.

Why Cycles S7 https://www.whycycles.com/our-bikes/s7/ Ti 27.5+ hardtail. And Wayward https://www.whycycles.com/our-bikes/wayward/ Ti 29+ hardtail.

Carver Ti and AL Gnarvester Aluminum Gnarvester - Carver Bikes Titanium Gnarvester - Carver Bikes 29+ Ti and Al hardtail.

Jones Plus LWB https://www.jonesbikes.com/jones-plus/ Do these count since they are available with an EBB and a bit more of touring bikes?

Tumbleweed Prospector Bikes - Tumbleweed Bicycle Co. More of a bikepacking bike and design for a Rohloff but has a EBB so could be run ss. 27.5+ Rigid.

Funk Cycles https://www.funkcycles.com/29plus https://www.funkcycles.com/275plusand29 Two hardtails (29+ and 27.5+/29) and two full sus (29+ and 27.5+/29)

Roca Roja https://www.rocarojabicycles.com/ Three models of Ti hardtails (two 29er and a 29+)

Stooge Speedball Speedball Biplane 29+ frameset Duster Blue | Stooge Cycles Comes with EBB. Rigid 29+.

Brother Big Bro https://www.brothercycles.com/shop/frames/big-bro/ 29/27.5+ rigid adventure bike

Genesis Longitude https://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/longitude-fs 29/27.5+ rigid adventure bike

If those more adventure style bikes don't qualify I'll remove them from the list.
 

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The 2020 Specialized fuse frame weighs 4.58 lbs and will fit a 2.8 mcfly in the rear. there is room for a 3" chronicle but I think it will rub with aggressive riding and decided against it.
 
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