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I am looking for a winter project and want to do an SS rig. I really like the Transition Transam, but it is a bit of a budget killer right now. Our local LBS only sells road and BMX so I am not locked into any brands as far as local support. I have ridden an SC Chameleon, and didn't like it , although that was more likely due to the setup of that individual bike. I want something steel, more than likely in a size small. I am 5'8" with a 30" inseam. I am undecided about going with a suspension fork, or a carbon rigid fork (White Bros. etc). It needs to have disc break mounts since I have an extra set I can throw on it. Our terrain around here is very flat so I don't need a great climber. Also, I prefer a bike with a bit of BMX feel to it. I tend to run somewhat tall bars on everything I own, but I am not looking for a dirt jump rig since I do some fairly long rides. As far as wheel size goes, I would go 26 or 29. Thoughts?
 

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Well, there are a number of choices out there.

My buddy just picked up an On-One Inbred 456 to build up. He current rides an old Ibis Alibi (XC race bike.) So he's building up something more for aggressive XC/light AM. 130mm fork, 2x9 drivetrain. 180/160 cable disc.

I'm building up a Dialled Bikes Prince Albert. I have a 125mm fork and a 1x9 drivetrain I'll be running. 180/160 hydro disc.

But if you're running mostly flats, you might consider the Redline Monocog or Monocog Flight with a rigid fork. Very good price point for a whole bike. I take my 'cog on most of the local trails and have a good time.
 

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I was looking for the same kind of ride late last year and bought the On One 456 that I built up 1x9. Steel, climbs well but it has a definite bmx cruiser kind of feel to it. It's fast and precise when you point it down. I may pick up the slot drop inbred as well and build up a SS. Inexpensive frame with great geometry.
 

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If you like a "BMX" feel, this might be a good choice.



Based on your measurements I would look at a small frame.
 

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So now that I have a frame ordered, who sells good build kits? I will need everything but wheels and brakes, although for the right price I might get those too. All I am finding are 29" kits, no 26.
 
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