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A 29er Singlespeed for Endurance Racing

June 9th, 2008 Hugh

This bike is a singlespeed 29er specifically for endurance racing. The rider is a 5’7″ woman who was looking for a bike for endurance races such as the upcoming “Crank the Shield” stage race – lots of hours in rough terrain. The custom frame is built from True Temper OX Platinum tubes and is designed around the Pace RC29 S80 suspension fork. The down tube features a large gusset for stiffness and for good clearance of the fork crown. The bike is designed to have the same bar height and geometry as her rigid 29er at the ‘active’ height of the suspension during hard riding. Our ‘test pilot’ just raced the bike to 1st place at the Kelso O-cup and is very happy with the bike’s handling, and the performance of the Pace fork.

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Beautiful Paint

April 24th, 2008 Hugh

Alana’s singlespeed 29er frame has one of the nicest paint jobs to come out of here for a while. Alana gets all the credit however, as it is her design. The letters and design are masked in rich, wet paint – the paint job is stunning when you look at it up close. The frame is True Temper OX Platinum, disc specific, with an eccentric bottom bracket. The build includes a Pace carbon fiber rigid fork, Hayes brakes, Shimano XTR crank and handbuilt wheels using XTR hubs.

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