|03-04-2012, 12:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Buying a 29er
God help me. Sold the road bike, selling the 26 SS and selling the 26 full suss. Finishing the basement and need just one bike to rule them all -- riding trails and riding around town with the 6 year old. So although I love me some squish, a 29er hardtail is probably my best bet.
Anyhoo, after selling the three bikes and a high-end 26er wheelset, I'll probably have $1,500-$2k to spend. I was set to walk into Westwood Cycle or Piermont Bike Connection and pick me out the nicest 29er HT I can afford, and then saw this on MTBR:
I've heard these EBBs can be creaky, but this just seems like a crazy good deal. Steel frame, nice brakes and nice fork -- kinda what I was hoping to build or buy new. Though I plan to run this with a 1x9 setup, so is the EBB is a band idea?
Advice and recommendations welcome. Thx -
|03-04-2012, 02:17 PM||#3|
Former Resident Nerd
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Portland OR
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.... - Carl Zwanzig
|03-04-2012, 02:33 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Two Bridges
1 bike to rule them all and I would absolutely get a steel HT 29er
three things,three seperate things
what we want,what we need, and what we get
this is what we get
|03-04-2012, 03:06 PM||#6|
The White Shadow
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1,000 ft. above sea level
|03-04-2012, 04:29 PM||#8|
Shop: Halter's Cycles
Join Date: Aug 2006
This is my pick for do it all bike.
This frame can easily be run ss or geared and for the asking price.
For $1949 you get stan's rims, a thru axle reba and a nice Frameset to boot.
Not the cheapest for sure, but a nice solid, reliable bike.
$599 for the frame.
We commited big time to this one. We have them in every size.
The XS even fits Mandi!!
Frame Salsa El Mariachi, Proprietary Kung Fu CroMoly
Color Slate Blue
Weight XS = 27.2 lbs (12330 grams), M = 27.6 lbs (12510 grams), XL = 28.0 lbs (12710 grams)
Crankset SRAM S1000, 26/39T, GXP
Chainring SRAM 26/39T
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Chain SRAM PC1030
Cassette Sram PG-1050, 12-36T
Front Derailleur SRAM X7, 2 x 10, Low Clamp, Dual Pull
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, 10-Speed, Mid Cage, Gray
Fork RockShox Reba RL 29er, 15mm Maxle, Tapered Steerer, Black/Blue, Custom for Salsa
Headset Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44 / EC44, Black
Handlebar Salsa Pro Moto 2, 11-Degree Flat, 31.8mm, Black
Stem Salsa Pro Moto 2, 31.8mm, Black
Stem Sizes SM = 90mm, MD = 100mm, LG = 110mm, XL = 120mm
Grips Salsa Juegos de Fuegos
Front Brake SRAM Elixir 5, 185mm, 6-Bolt
Rear Brake SRAM Elixir 5, 160mm, 6-Bolt
Brake Levers SRAM Elixir 5
Tires Continental X-King 29 x 2.2", Folding Bead
Front Shifter SRAM X-7 Trigger, 2 x 10
Rear Shifter SRAM X-7 Trigger, 10-Speed
Seatpost Salsa Pro Moto 2, 27.2mm
Seatclamp Salsa Lip-Lock, Pewter
Saddle WTB Pure V w/ Salsa Logo
Front Hub Formula, 15mm Thru-Axle, Sealed Cartrdidge, 32H, Pewter
Rear Hub Formula, Double Sealed Cartridge, 32H, Pewter
Quick Release Front: SRAM Maxle 15mm; Rear: Formula QR
Spokes DT Swiss, Competition, Butted 2.0/1.8, Black
Nipples DT Swiss, Brass ProLock
Rims Stan's Arch 29er, 32H
We might not be good but we are slow.
|03-04-2012, 04:38 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bridgewater, NJ