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A 29er Singlespeed for Endurance Racing

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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2 Responses to “A 29er Singlespeed for Endurance Racing”

  1. Jeff Moote Says:
    June 9th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Is there a spacer below the King baseplate to give increased clearance, or is that how the crown on the Pace is designed?

    The bike looks great!

  2. That’s a King base plate that has an extra 5mm of lift in it. The Pace fork has a lockout knob that sticks up further than other forks – rather than put the extra clearance into the frame, we used the thicker base plate – if we swap to, say, the Fox fork, the spacer goes away and the front end is 5mm lower.