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    Just got back into MTB last summer

    Didn't realize there was such a huge MTB group here, picked this up late in the summer:



    Now its got a 32/19 niner chainring/cog setup since the gates belt drive was total garbage, and some crank bros. clipless pedals. Rigid fork wasn't bad to get used to with CroMo frame, it's very forgiving.
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    The link isn't working. but sounds like a rigid steel single speed... which is a lot of fun!
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    Sorry about the link, would have needed a google account to view. Fixed with embedded image.
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    Nice looking bike. I like how simple it is. Were do you ride?

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    I despise Crank brothers pedals anymore. I bought a set of egg beaters when they first came out forever again. Loved how light they are and they never clogged with mud like my old SPD pedals. Recently picked up a single speed road bike and bought another set of eggbeaters for it and the pedals are junk now. I'd be surprised if I had a hundred miles on the pedals. Several other guys I ride with have also had similar problems. I guess quality went down the tubes.

    All three of my bikes are single speeds now. I swore for years I'd never get a single speed until I rode my friend's 29er.
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    I ride South Park alot because it is close to home, but I try to switch it up now and then with just about any other trails in the PGH area, North Park, Hartwood, Bavington.


    Also, pedals I have are Candy X's, I learned on a friends clipless Candy SL's and liked them, so I picked up the Candy X's from another friend who bought them and ended up hating clipless, I think I paid him 20 bucks for them. I only got to ride a very brief hard-packed trail with them so far, but they seemed descent. Time will tell, if they break prematurely, I didn't pay very much for them so I won't be too upset. Their designs are pretty nice for shedding mud, seems like durability hasn't been their A-game recently, but I haven't had any bad experiences yet.
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    My whole reason for going with my original egg beaters was for their mud shedding ability. I won't own another set unless they are cheaper than dirt
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