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Wolfhound Singlespeed 29er

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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.

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  1. patrick April 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm -  Reply


    What type of fork/axle combination is that? I was doing some searching but can’t seem to find the model mentioned in the parts description.


  2. blackmountaincycles April 23, 2008 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    Looks like an Industry Nine wheel with a 20mm thru axle hub and custom fork to accept the 20mm thru axle. Pretty darn cool.

  3. Robb Sutton April 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    It is an Industry Nine hub with a Marzocchi 20mm TA on a custom steel fork made by Fred.

  4. Robb Sutton April 23, 2008 at 9:24 pm -  Reply


    Thanks for the write-up. I have enjoyed your blog for quite awhile now. That bike really is a blast to ride. You almost hate to get it dirty though…


  5. Ron April 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    james, there’s a trivia over at my blog. try ur hand, see if you can answer?

  6. Anonymous April 24, 2008 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

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    I am trying to find easy, simple things I can do to help stop global warming (I don’t plan on buying a hybrid). Has anyone seen that is promoting their Earth Day (month) challenge, with the goal to get 1 million people to take their carbon footprint test in April?… I took the test, it was easy and only took me about 2 minutes and I am planning on lowering my score with some of their tips.

    I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.

  7. PB April 24, 2008 at 2:44 pm -  Reply


    This may sound funny but what size is your cannondale? I’ve been looking for a large cannondale frameset for a while now but they dont seem to come up often (mediums are everywhere!) If you do get round to selling the ‘dale you’ve an interested buyer here! You can contact me through my blog

    Many thanks

  8. BYo"Bob" June 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    I just built up a SS Rigid 29er. It took a little while to get used to, but I love it. I can’t wait to really build up some endurance and start burning up some trails on this beast.
    +1 for SS Rigids.

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