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By Bernd - Posted on 19 February 2009

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

29er expert's, what do u think of the following:
http://www.fahrrad.de/fahrraeder/singlespeed/uni...
like it a lot....! about $ 1350
http://www.fahrrad.de/fahrraeder/mountainbikes/b...? (Carlgroover is this the one u got?) about $ 960
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/o... $ 600
http://www.fahrrad.de/fahrraeder/singlespeed/bia... about $ 2800
Bernd

Hey bernd, You should be able to find the xxix for a lot cheaper than that, they were $1350 NZ when you could get one 12months ago. I would say if you are sold on that bike go to an Avanti dealer and they should be able to source one for you.... There are quite a few 29er single speed options out there in that price range. ride a few first and see what feels the best.

My other 29er is a BeOne Creed but different year and completely different build, mine has Juicy 3 brakes, a Rockshox Tora fork all quite cheap but works fine, it is a bit heavy but I didn't buy it to race.
I'm happy with it and you're welcome to ride mine
John.

John and Gav, I'm just looking and "thinking"!!!!!!
Bernd

Buy a Karate Monkey. You can get it complete, ready to roll, as a single.
Or you can gently stroll down the custom path.
Also, Avanti have a KISS 29 which is a rigid singlespeed, 4130 chromo and are pretty cool too.

You will get more value out of a whole bike my favourites are the Kona Unit, Avanti K.I.S.S 29 or a Redline Monocog Flight 29 all good value and that front fork you have will fit any of them nicely.

If you are looking for a nicer frame have a look at Niner bikes http://www.ninerbikes.com/index.asp they are the next level up and have a couple of single speed options in steel or alloy the Australian suplier is http://www.mtbprecision.com.au/niner.html .

everyone for there coments and help, I may get one of these 29er at some stage soon/soonish....
ohh another nice one!! http://www.feltbicycles.com/09/images/catalog/xl...
Bernd

I really like my Surly to commute on but if I was to ever get into SS off road I'd buy one complete, either another KM (about $2500)or a KISS 29. ($1800)
The spec is rather ordinary so one must customize to finalise personal taste, yet it's still better value to start with a complete bike.
No matter what you get buy it in a local shop. Your FAT my very well be unique and I realise you visit Germany often yet whole bikes are best bought here at home.

Check out these - pricing is pretty good and i have the 26 inch version

www.singularcycles.com

Check out the Swift

Matt

The Spot Rocker 29er

http://www.bicycles.net.au/MTB-News-and-Articles.61.0.html?&cHash=b7d343e7fb&tx_cmarticle_pi1[singleID]=933

I think you will find Bernd has already made the perfect choice with his Jabberwocky.

Very Cool SS Frame

He has

Jabberwocky29er

Dates. Doh
something funny was happening yesterday with old posts

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