It’s said that singlespeeds actually have three speeds: Sitting, standing, and pushing. So here’s the SSP – Sit Stand Push – a dedicated singlespeed design (oh, you can put gears on if you want, but it will be cranky about that). The SSP features Paragon-compatible sliding dropouts, 135/142mm axle compatibility, 100/120mm fork compatibility, and a threaded bottom bracket.
The SSP has a bit lower bottom bracket for a better posture when out of the saddle. The front end feels particularly planted with the 68 degree head tube and 100mm fork combo. The long seatstays add a smooth compliance to the ride without undue flex. Agility with Stability ™ is the hallmark of the SSP.
The SSP builds up light with its sculpted titanium tubes. It could easily hold its own in an XC race, SS or geared. Sub 20lb weights would be easily achievable with a rigid fork and light components. It can bikepack too, with room for a generous frame bag and multiple bottle mounts. It’s a veteran of the Arizona Trail and endurance MTB races too. Most of all it’s a fun, fast, stable, versatile singlespeed.
* Slideshow photos by Deana Kelley
- Singlespeed specific design
- Paragon compatible sliding dropouts
- 73mm threaded BB
- 44mm headtube compatibility
- Multiple bottle cage mounts
- Cable guides for rear derailleur if desired
Geometry Numbers in millimeters
Dimensions are using an unsagged 100mm fork
Standover measured from midpoint between seat tube and head tube
|Recommended Rider height|
|Toptube Effective Length||603||614||638||656|
|Seat Tube Length||425||460||508||560|
|Seat Tube Angle||74||74||74||74|
|Head Tube Length||110||110||120||130|
|Head Tube Angle||68||68||68||68|
Prototype Build Specifications
|Fork:||Rockshox SID XX|
|Wheelset:||Chris King SS/Light Bicycle Carbon
|Tires:||Maxxis Ardent Race|
|Seatpost:||Raceface Next Carbon|