Saturday, February 15, 2014

Single speed 29er for So. Carolina

 This fully rigid rim-brake rig is about as basic as it gets-no braze-ons for water bottles, rim brakes and a non-suspension corrected rigid fork. This would be a pefrect bike for the trails around here but the frame and fork will be on the other side of the country in a few weeks.
 The fork has a straight 1 1/8" steerer and the BB shell is a normal 73 mm threaded unit. There's no trendy cutting edge stuff on this frame-even the tubeset is smaller diameter , more like what I would have used 20 years ago. Since the bike will be on typical east coast technical rooty-twisty trails I gave it a more upright and nimble geometry than the 29er formula I have been using for higher speed riding like we have here.