Cannondale Trail SL SS 29er £449 @ Triton Cycles
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Cannondale Trail SL SS 29er £449 @ Triton Cycles

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Found 3rd Dec 2015
Pretty specialised so not expecting heat, but this is an incredible buy.
Got one about 6 months ago and love it, a single speed mtb may not be to everyone's taste but believe me when you've tried it you'll love it, never used a geared mtb since.

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Nice find. Would be interested to know the weight (whether yours is still stock) and frame size please.
I don't need one but ...

Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed means:-

No gearing i.e. no easier gears for going up hills, nor higher gears for going down

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LetoKynes

Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed … Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed means:-No gearing i.e. no easier gears for going up hills, nor higher gears for going down


That's the whole pointoO

LetoKynes

Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed … Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed means:-No gearing i.e. no easier gears for going up hills, nor higher gears for going down



At least it isn't a fixie!

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This will build your stamina, strengthen your legs and make you feel great!! regularly do 50 miles on mine and love it.
Might be worth mentioning I swapped the rear cog to a 14 making about 62 gear inches as I found I was spinning out way too much with the standard ratio.
Mines an XL, I'm a bit over 6'2" and fits me perfectly, not too sure on the weight but the frame is super light and a dream to handle.



Edited by: "cycleman" 3rd Dec 2015

LetoKynes

Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed … Great if you like it but let me just remind everyone what single speed means:-No gearing i.e. no easier gears for going up hills, nor higher gears for going down



​omg....I thought it was if your married or not?

jazid

At least it isn't a fixie!



​a who?

Heat. Never tried a single speed bike, but this looks cool.
In the long term you must save a fortune in cassettes & chainring's

If you'd need this in an XL frame, it is £399 on fleabay (#111830363329)

MRGRINGO

​a who?


Fixed gear (i.e. on a track bike) = legs spin like an egg whisk when you descend = no free wheeling (or rest)

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jazid

If you'd need this in an XL frame, it is £399 on fleabay (#111830363329)


Yeah I saw that, would snap it up if I hadn't got it!!!!!

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pvfc247

Heat. Never tried a single speed bike, but this looks cool. In the long … Heat. Never tried a single speed bike, but this looks cool. In the long term you must save a fortune in cassettes & chainring's


Yep, that's another selling point for me, use mine all through the winter and a quick hose down every month is all you need, use to spend hours cleaning and adjusting the gears and cassettes on my other road bikes.
This is virtually maintainence free.

cycleman

Yep, that's another selling point for me, use mine all through the winter … Yep, that's another selling point for me, use mine all through the winter and a quick hose down every month is all you need, use to spend hours cleaning and adjusting the gears and cassettes on my other road bikes.This is virtually maintainence free.



That's the reason I ride a rigid ss all winter as well

On top of the other questions, did you stick with the 20t or change it to a 17t?

Also single speeds are very low maintenance. Great for a winter hack in the mud.

cycleman

That's the whole pointoO



Yes, but might not be obvious for new cyclists who are just starting out - just wanted to reiterate that in case someone was just looking for one here

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jazid

On top of the other questions, did you stick with the 20t or change it … On top of the other questions, did you stick with the 20t or change it to a 17t?


14t

14t? Wow you are one hard core cranker

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jazid

14t? Wow you are one hard core cranker


That's not rhyming slang is it;)
Yeah got one bad boy hill on my way to work as well, but feels great when you reach the top.
http://media.rightmove.co.uk/77k/76316/39571583/76316_3588A_3588_IMG_05_0000.JPG



Edited by: "cycleman" 3rd Dec 2015

Hills. Single speed. Not a natural combination.

Nice photo but it looks like you climbed to the top of Crystal Palace transmitter. And I mean beelay and harness climbing too.

Liking that for some reason. Completely impractical round my way, but must be great fun in the right area.

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jazid

Hills. Single speed. Not a natural combination. Nice photo but it looks … Hills. Single speed. Not a natural combination. Nice photo but it looks like you climbed to the top of Crystal Palace transmitter. And I mean beelay and harness climbing too.


Top of Shooters Hill, great view across London

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OK so who bought the one on ebay:D

great bike for commuting. 29'ers are surprisingly fast. if you don't have killer hills on your commute to work, this will be awesome and extremely reliable
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