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BOTM: ONE MORE - part 2

Andy Kessler - 30-Nov-2016
My last Blog about our small ONE + did not raise as many questions as I thought.... I guess thats a good sign.

But I get still many questions about the fact that you can fit two different wheel sizes in our ONE+ frame (or better in one frame). It is really simple if you compare wheel radius. For example:

29x2.1 = 367


the same can be said for 27.5 with 2.25 and 26 with 3.0

Another concern I hear often is that Plus size tires have a lot of rolling resistance. In fact I thought the same and was sure that Plus size is no fun to ride. But at the end I was really surprised how small the difference is. The only downside of Plus tires is when you are cornering on the road. Because of the low tire pressure (around 1bar/14PSI) you get a pretty spongy feeling in sharp turns on tarmac. But thats not really what this bike is made for.

I made up my mind what the next "country build" is gonna look like. More about it early next year. First the detail specs of the American ONE

Component Model
Model ONE +
size Small
color Matte black with white decals
headset Cane Creek 42/52
fork Rock Shox SID Rlc
stem Thomson Elite X4, 75mm
handlebar Thomson Trail 750mm
handlebar grip WTB Pad Loc
seatpost Thomson Masterpiece 27.2
saddle WTB America Volt
brakes Magura MT6
rotors SRAM
shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle black
crank  SRAM XX1  Eagle black
BB SRAM pressfit
chainrings SRAM 34T
rear derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle black
cassette SRAM XX1 Eagle, 10-50 gold
chain SRAM XX1 Eagle gold
wheel WTB /White Industries
hubs White Industries CLD
rims WTB Asym I35 TCS
tire WTB Ranger 26x 3.0
Weight 8.9
...and if you are interested in that bike its for sale at one of our Dutch dealers. Let me know

Comments & Questions

Do you have an ideal at what price the bike retails? One more question, does your frame fit a 130 mm fork? This would be nice for fast, rocky downhills Best, Georges
Post #1 of 2. Posted by Georges on 06-Dec-2016 04:02:54 GMT in reply to blog [0<--1251]
Hi Georges, yes you can fit a 120-130 fork in that frame. We are not offering complete bikes but I would guess around 6000$ for that built after a quick calculation
Post #2 of 2. Posted by Andy Kessler on 09-Dec-2016 11:29:31 GMT in reply to blog [0<--1256]