Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed Mountain Bike 29er

posted Oct 20, 2015, 10:12 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 10:16 AM ]

Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed 29er

853/OX Platinum steel 1x1spd

The Gunnar Ruffian is your ticket to single-speed paradise.  A single-speed mountain bike is a joy to ride because it relieves your mind from shifting, so you can just enjoy the ride.    Single-speeding is pure and simple.  Its about getting back to the basics, and doing those things well.  It is all about keeping your momentum and learning to 'flow.'  Its about crunching through rock gardens without worrying about mashing your derailleur.  Its about light-weight mechanical simplicity, and it is beautiful.  It is especially beautiful whenever you are riding a buttery smooth steel frame handcrafted by one the best frame makers in the business, Gunnar Cycles.

The Ruffian we have here is very nicely spec'd without going over the top.  Highlights include: A hand-built wheel-set on Paul hubs, with a White Industries freewheel - single speeding in style.  Chain stays on this frame measure 17.75" in its current position(sliding dropouts).  The effective top tube measures approx. 27" w/100mm stem.

Frame/fork: Gunnar Ruffian/ RockShox REBA 80mm
Wheels: hand-built, Paul hubs, WTB Speeddisc rims 32h, w/ White Industries ENO 20t FW
Tires: WTB, Exiwolf Ft, Mutano Raptor Rr.
Headset: Chris King
Derailleurs: NA
Shiftlevers: NA
Freewheel: White Industries ENO 20t red FW
Chain: SRAM PC-50
Crankset: RaceFace Evolve XC, 33t w/ bashguard
BB set: RaceFace, out board bearing
Pedals: NA
Brakeset: Avid Elixir 1
Handlebars: Easton
Stem: Thomson Elite 25.4 100mm 15^
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 27.2
Saddle: WTB Laser V
Grips: Oury
Weight: 24.3#

Custom Gunnar Ruffian, singlespeed mountainbike with steel frame handmade in the USA