Old 12-07-20, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SurlyLHT2020 View Post
Should I buy a Surly Lowside, or convert a vintage Mtb to SS? I'll use it for singletrack/flow near my home and winter riding in MN. It's tempting to get a cheap vintage bike, but then maybe I would get what I pay for. Currently, I've been pretending my touring bike is a mtb, which can be fun, but is pushing things.
Personally, I were I building a SS, especially a rigid one, I would go with a 29er. The loweside is a 26er that looks to me more oriented for dirt jumping. It has a pretty steep head tube angle by today's standard for trail riding.
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