I’ve decided to sell my On One Scandal 29er frame and fork. This is an excellent XC 29er mountain bike. It’s well suited to a role as a bikepacking rig. It comes with SS/IGH dropouts and vertical dropouts so you can run a derailleur. The build quality, finish and attention to detail on this frame is outstanding. It puts my Surly frames to shame.
The fork and frame are in mint condition with very little signs of use and probably under 1000kms of riding on it. With a lot of that being non-technical bikepacking rides.
It’s a great bike so why am I selling it?
Our terrain around here is technical and steep. I’m finding the XC geometry of the Scandal isn’t ideal for mountain biking where I live. If I am going to have 2 mountain bikes I need to enjoy the second one on the trails as well as for bikepacking trips. My plan is to get another 29er with slacker geometry that will handle the steeps better.
Here are some Scandal features:
- AL frame [no rusting] – 19.5″ frame with ~24.5″ effective TT
- frame weight ~3.5lbs
- sweet anodized stealth black finish with subtle laser engraved logos
- tapered heattube
- lots of clearance in frame for big rubber and mud [up to 29 x 2.5″]
- swappable horizontal or vertical dropouts
- accepts a dropper post
- gusseted downtube for durability
- large frame triangle for decent sized frame bag
- rear rack mounts for touring or utility riding versatility
- Rock Shox Reb RLT 100mm fork + spare seal kit [mint condition]
- On One headset installed
- frame + Reba RLT + headset + BB = $600USD
- shipping = $50USD anywhere in Canada/US
- will pack the frame/fork very well for safe shipping
- I will give preference to a local sale.
My experience with On One was great and I’ll certainly consider another one of their frames. The design details and build quality is one level higher than my usual affordable frame solution – Surly. In fact the only frames I have seen that are nicer are custom builds that cost 7 – 10 times as much.
Note the rear brake is mounted inside the rear triangle for a clean build.
Who should buy this frame/fork?
- I’m 5’11” with a 33″ inseam and long arms
- I wouldn’t recommend the Scandal for anyone smaller than me
- someone larger can fit fine as I used a very short stem
- this would be a very nice XC race bike or XC trail bike
- it’s versatile so you can bike tour with it using a rear rack
- or you can bikepack with a set of frame bags
- setup with an IGH it’s very low maitenance
In its current build it’s a perfect bikepacking rig and a low maintenance XC trail bike.