I am busy today getting caught up at work so that I can take off for the Tour de Georgia tomorrow, but I do have time for a quick post. Robb sent me a link to a post on his blog about his experience riding a friend’s Wolfhound Cycles singlespeed 29er. The bike immediately caught my attention because lately I have been thinking about selling my rigid singlespeed mountain bike (an old Cannondale with the original Pepperoni fork, so when I say rigid, I mean it) and building up a singlespeed 29er to replace it. Since Robb lives in Atlanta and rides some of the same rocky and root covered Southeastern trails that I do (Pisgah, DuPont, Tsali, etc), I was pretty interested in his experience with this rigid bike.
The first thing that you notice about this Wolfhound bike, built by Fred Cuthbert, is the interrupted seat tube. Here is what Robb had to say about that part of the design:
“His interrupted seat tube design allows you to run 16.5″ chainstays on a 29er and still be able to put your seat all the way down. From what he says..and I agree after riding it…it also stiffens up the bottom bracket. The bottom bracket has Phil Wood external BB bearings pressed into it which is another really cool feature.”
You can read more specs on the bike and see additional pictures at Robb’s post. Also, check out more pictures of this bike and a couple others on the Wolfhound blog.