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Old 12-05-2013, 09:27 PM
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Raleigh XXIX Single Speed Rigid MTB

Iv'e had this one for about 3 years and it is my all time favorite bike current and past. It was my first legitimate mountain bike and served as my catalyst for everything off road. I bought it used from the original owner in pretty good condition and when it was still entirely stock. Over the years, iv'e slowly put new parts to it to lighten it up a bit. It originally tipped the scale at about 30lbs, and now it's at about 24lbs. This thing kicks ass!

Here it is stock:



Iv'e changed just about every single part except for the frame on this build.
-Niner Full Carbon QR Fork
-Chris King Purple Headset
-Thomson Stem &Seatpost
-White Industries DosDos Crankset and Freewheel
-King SS Iris Cages
-Enve Straight Swept Handlebars
-Specialized Romin Saddle
-Continental Race King 2.2 Tires
-Deore XT Hydraulic Brakes
-Front Pewter Chris King laced with DTSwiss Competition Spokes to a Mavic 317 Hoop
-Rear Paul SS Disk Word Hub laced with DTSwiss Aerolite Spokes to a Mavic 719 Hoop
And here is how it sits now:




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Old 12-05-2013, 10:01 PM
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If I were going to build a mountain bike, the build list would be very similar.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:41 AM
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I have the same bike and love it. I also modified mine but not nearly as much. I swapped out the grips for oury grips, replaced the too-short stock seatpost with a longer thomson seatpost, put some performance dual-sided "campus" pedals on it, and replaced the stock stamped cog with an endless cog.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:26 PM
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It's a fantastic bike, even when it was stock. It quickly became my favorite bike so I decided to put some bling on it. The only gimmick it had was that over time, the original fork became really flexy due to braking force so there was a lot of brake shutter.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:31 PM
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How does it feel with the niner fork on it? It looks like you have one of the non suspension corrected frames.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:38 PM
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Fun bike. I've built up 3 of those XXIX in different forms. Really great value. I saw a used frameset at Bike Expo for $100. Easily tunable and functions as a DO IT ALL 29er. One of the first to release as an SS 29er non suspension.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:09 AM
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This bike shreds, I can't remember if it was suspension correct or not. But the inner fork is fantastic, turning stiffness has improved and brake shutter is pretty much gone.

3 xxix's!? Your'e one lucky dude
I'm kinda bummed that Raleigh just does belt drive ss xxix's. I have yet to ride one of the newer one's and i'm kindave interested in how they tweaked the geometry as well.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:17 AM
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I had one of these for a little while when I was living in NJ. It was the older model, with a non-suspension-corrected fork. Loved it. Perfect for NJ singletrack. Ended up switching it out for something with gears and suspension when I moved out west.
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