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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Best Budget SS 4 the $

The Mongoose Sinsure

Hey all you hipsters out there on a budget, if you wanna a really sound single speed, guaranteed to last at least a decade (without abuse), I would suggest that you checkout the Mongoose Sinsure.

The Mongoose Sinsure @ $150

This is just the perfect commuter for treks with no hills. It's highly recommended for college students, Floridians, and Chicagoans.


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The Mongoose Sinsure

It's highly recommended for college students, Floridians, and Chicagoans.
Really? Why? Splain it to me


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Old 12-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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My next door neighbor has had the Sinsure for eight trouble free months. He's just crazy about it!

That said, for under $200, I'd rather go for the SE Draft, or perhaps even the Nashbar Argyle. That way, you'd end up saving a little cash by not having to buy tires.
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The $280 Windsor The Hour from Bikesdirect.com seems to be the top choice.

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The $280 Windsor The Hour from Bikesdirect.com seems to be the top choice.
Yeah, the The Hour by Windsor is a fairly nice choice @ $280. However, the Dawes SST @ $250, just might prove to be a slightly better deal.

Personally, at the $280 price point, I'd rather throw in about fifty more bucks ($330), and get the chromoly steel Nekkid 2, at Nashbar.

All of the above bikes are great bikes and slightly better than the Sinsure...because they generally come with better tires...
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I'm thinking of getting the Windsor Clockwork for winter riding.

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At 269 the clockwork is a good value.

I was really close to pulling the trigger on the Dawes SST a few years back when it came with the bull horn bars.

If you do get it it would be good to here about your thoughts on it. Not just the bike but the the entire BD deal.

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At $129 with free delivery, and over 150 reviews with a 4.3/5 average, this seems like it may be the best budget SS right now: Takara Kabuto Single Speed

Removable stickers, 700x32 tires, if I hadn't already bought one bike this week I might buy it just to try it.

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At $129 with free delivery, and over 150 reviews with a 4.3/5 average, this seems like it may be the best budget SS right now: Takara Kabuto Single Speed

Removable stickers, 700x32 tires, if I hadn't already bought one bike this week I might buy it just to try it.
700x32. is that about a cyclocross thickness of tire? cause some knobs could make that thing ride on dirt and mulch I'm assuming.
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Many 'cross bikes do come with 700x32 tires. I've found 700x28 tires with decent tread (not knobs) have decent traction on dirt/gravel so I would think that 700x32 would be fine (and give some cushion on bumpy pavement too).



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