Raleigh Talus Carbon Pro Single Speed

This bike is my cross country single speed race bike. It has a twin sister that is a geared version of the same bike. Raleigh doesn’t make a single speed version of this awesome frame, nor does it come with a BB30 bottom bracket so running an eccentric is not an option. This setup replaces a rear derailleur with a Melvin tensioner. I’m running a Rotor 34t Q-ring up front and KMC hollowpin chain. Wheels are American Classic Mountain 29s, brakes are Hayes Prime, fork is the Fox Terralogic that automatically senses when to lock and unlock, crank is RaceFace Evolve, seatpost is Thompson Elite, and bars are Easton Monkey Lite Carbon. Tires are Kenda Karma 1.9″ and running tubeless. Pedals are Xpedo titanium.

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The bike weighs in about half a pound lighter that her geared sister at around 20.5 pounds ready to ride and like her geared counterpart, there still a few places to save weight. The front end has been stiffened by adding the 9mm through axle conversion kit by American Classic. The rear is stiffened by Raleigh’s 142mm x 12mm through axle.
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