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Why do UK hardtails have monostays??

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by segerton, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. segerton

    segerton Chimp

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    Man, the brits are making some very sweet, long travel hardtails. But what is up with the monostays?? Are they stronger? Don't see how they could be by putting all the stress on the weld.

    I know dekerf and bonty had em but still..
     

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  2. clockworked

    clockworked Chimp

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    do you have a link to an example?
     
  3. segerton

    segerton Chimp

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    without doubt I can say that is one of the best hardtails you could ever own!! I have one and it is absolutely incredible! does everything you could want a hardtail to do! super comfy ride on long spins, takes a beating going downhill!!
     
  5. segerton

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    Good to hear cause I have a ti version with a pike 454 coil on the way to replace my surly instigator.

    I just don't understand the whole monostay thing tho. It looks weak to me with all that sheer stress on the welds.
     
  6. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    Monostays are solid. It's just a different way of doing things. Some argue that it is stiffer and lighter, though you won't really notice on a smaller bike. It's definitly stiffer on large road bike though.