On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

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On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby Giraffoto » Sun Dec 30, 2012 21:39 pm

Having had a few weeks of this MTBing lark, I've decided that my next bike needs to be lighter, and I want 29" wheels because I've tried a 29er and it seemed to roll much faster than my 26er (not a scientific conclusion). Also I don't use much of my suspension travel (unless I'm screwing up) so rigid forks may be the way to go. Has anyone tried On One's Scandal with their rigid carbon forks? Good idea/bad idea/could do better? Would you get one for XC riding?
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby MTBUK » Sun Dec 30, 2012 21:49 pm

I have that of what you speak........ a scandal 29er v2 ............... with there full carbon forks......... beautifully light and nimble.... highly reccomended.....
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby The Rookie » Sun Dec 30, 2012 22:11 pm

29ers do roll faster, however I don't like the cumbersome feel (and that was comparing a Trek Superfly elite carbon to my Carrera).....be sure you understand the tradeoff.

My local rides are fairly flat and smooth and a number of people have built up rigid 29ers and get on very well with them, they take the suspended ones to trail centres though....

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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby kenan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 06:43 am

I'v got a 29er scandal with reba's on the front. I'v run a few decents with the fork locked out (yes still a little travel) and it coped well. If your idea of XC riding is not to rough then I'd expect the Scandal and carbon fork to work well. I was going to fit a carbon fork but at the last minute bottled out because I’d rather have the travel and not need it than the other way round.

As for the bike it's self I also wanted a quick bike and am very happy with the scandal. The donor bike was a carbon 456 and to be honest for me I find the scandal almost as competent but quicker. There is very little I won't ride on it and will happily keep up with my mate on his Orange Alpine 160 descending.

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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby 97th choice » Mon Dec 31, 2012 07:56 am

kenan wrote:There is very little I won't ride on it and will happily keep up with my mate on his Orange Alpine 160 descending.


Unless you are descending on tarmac your mate must be rubbish.
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 31, 2012 09:03 am

I think you should as long as it's SS.
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby Giraffoto » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:12 pm

kenan wrote: If your idea of XC riding is not to rough then I'd expect the Scandal and carbon fork to work well. I was going to fit a carbon fork but at the last minute bottled out because I’d rather have the travel and not need it than the other way round.


It is - I tend to climb hills and explore rather than hurtle down them, so I'm looking for light weight and easy rolling. I don't do many jumps or drop offs either.

cooldad wrote:I think you should as long as it's SS.

Oh dear me no. I like to make the hill climbing easy.

All good advice so far!
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby Giraffoto » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:49 am

So here's what I'm thinking for a lightweight 29" XC bike (having had a bit of time to think):
Frame and forks - Aluminium and rigid carbon fibre, probably the On-One Scandal and rigid fork
Wheels - Lightweight 29" set, something like Superstar Tesla and BOR rims
Gearing - 2x10 with ~38/26 at the front and 12-32 at the back
Gears - something in the SLX - X9 range
Brakes - Shimano, probably Deore. 180mm F/160mm R
Saddle/bars/stem - yes, definitely

How does all that sound?
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby ddraver » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:52 am

Good - let me know if it works out less than 1650 cos if not then I'd just buy this - http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes ... tml?b=3020

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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby Giraffoto » Sun Jan 06, 2013 14:06 pm

Should be much less - I'd estimated less than £1000
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby Giraffoto » Wed Feb 06, 2013 13:47 pm

Well, I've just taken delivery of the frame, and would like to hear from anyone who's got rigid carbon forks: which do you think are best? My priorities are (in no particular order), cost, light weight, strength, IS brake mounts preferred, a tapered steerer would be nice. At the moment I'm looking at . . .

On-One rigid Carbon/Aluminum forks

On-One All-carbon forks (currently looking like the favourite)

Exotic Carbon/Aluminium forks

Has anyone tried any of these? Can anyone suggest any others?
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby pilch » Wed Feb 06, 2013 14:48 pm

viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12902387

My forks are blade copies from China, via somebody else on this forum, very light seem to work very well so far...
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby Giraffoto » Fri Feb 08, 2013 08:41 am

pilch wrote:http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12902387

My forks are blade copies from China, via somebody else on this forum, very light seem to work very well so far...


Interesting choice, I also like the red headset - what are they and where can they be got?
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Re: On One Scandal + rigid forks (29er)

Postby pilch » Fri Feb 08, 2013 09:28 am

Giraffoto wrote:
pilch wrote:http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12902387

My forks are blade copies from China, via somebody else on this forum, very light seem to work very well so far...


Interesting choice, I also like the red headset - what are they and where can they be got?



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