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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:03 pm

mountainbaker wrote:So, I've mentioned on this thread before that I backed a new saddle design on indiegogo, in october 2013, well, it arrived in the post yesterday. Their communication was appalling, and everyone thought they were going to do a runner with the 50k they raised. But actually, it's a really nice product, and it's clear that there were delays because they had to tweak the design after some extensive testing.

I haven't ridden it yet, will be out on it this weekend, so we'll see. Pics soon.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/morg ... le-saddles
Wow, that's quite some delay.

With recent comm's from Sam I suspect the Roosters may be a long way away yet :|

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Ben98 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:20 pm

How much does that saddle weigh and are they putting them into production? Looks like a very good thing :D
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by mountainbaker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:30 pm

Ben, it's light, I haven't weighed it, but will do tomorrow, and show some pics, as it's a tiny bit different to the one on indiegogo, the rails and damper are the same, just the plastic moulding for the saddle body is a bit different. It's very nice though.

My only concern is how compatible it is with saddlebag loops. I'll get it on the MTB tomorrow and try the revelate viscasha on it to see. I'd like to ride with it for the Divide, might save my ass some pounding!
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:33 pm

I like the style and the concept but it could be challenging to fit a seatpack?

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by mountainbaker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:37 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:I like the style and the concept but it could be challenging to fit a seatpack?
Yeah, not sure it'll work yet. There is space to get the loop over the rail, but it's whether it will offer enough support to make the seatpack stable. Will see tomorrow...
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by u02sgb » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:33 pm

Pleased to see you've got yours MountainBaker, that means mine must be imminent too!

Do the oval rails look like they'll fit in a normal seatpost ok? I've got a Morgaw seapost too but I might want to put it on other bikes/posts.

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by mountainbaker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:27 pm

u02sgb wrote:Pleased to see you've got yours MountainBaker, that means mine must be imminent too!

Do the oval rails look like they'll fit in a normal seatpost ok? I've got a Morgaw seapost too but I might want to put it on other bikes/posts.
Yeah, they'll fit in a thomson style post fine.
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by mountainbaker » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:53 pm

Fitted the saddle, looks great, feels good just rolling around the yard. Maybe a little weird at first, cos it has quite a lot of give side-to-side, but I'm aware that's part of the ergonomic design.

The Viscacha saddlepack seems to fit fine, had to move the rail loops through the forward mount on the bag, which may make it less stable, but it seems sturdy to me.

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:21 am

Latest update is forecasting delivery at end of May.

Patience of a saint :lol: :lol:

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:14 pm

Update from Sam 29 June 2015:

"They are on the boat, should be landing in two weeks."

:|

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Post by GregMay » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:19 pm

Meanwhile, somewhere on the Southern Seas:

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"The boat has sunk"
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:04 pm

Cheeky Monkey wrote:Update from Sam 29 June 2015:

"They are on the boat, should be landing in two weeks."

:|
How long has it been from start to now?

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by johnnystorm » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:47 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Cheeky Monkey wrote:Update from Sam 29 June 2015:

"They are on the boat, should be landing in two weeks."

:|
How long has it been from start to now?
Project funded April 2014
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14 ... 29-bicycle

In the time its taken Surly Krampus frames can be had for £400 and Trek have moved the goalposts with the new Stache. Missed the boat in more ways than one.... ;)
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:36 pm

In the time its taken Surly Krampus frames can be had for £400
Please point me where .. I may be making a rash purchase at that price
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by johnnystorm » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:32 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
In the time its taken Surly Krampus frames can be had for £400
Please point me where .. I may be making a rash purchase at that price
Slight exaggeration sorry, £430.

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by FLV » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:00 am

biggest problem is... He tells lies to his customers.

He broke the rules of kickstarter and decieved us all by trying to cash in on adding another bulk order to the KS campaign. The additional order was non KS linked, but attached financially to the factory order. The delays meant this order was no more eventually, so we all lost out due to the funds not being in place to pay the factory.

Dishonest.

I've lost money and will never send my hard earned that way again.

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by BrianP » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:14 am

FLV have you seen the latest from the STF.

http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic ... tes/page/3

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:54 pm

Still on the boat though a uople got air freighted for promo purposes and to drum up some interest (I assume). Given the States' order fell through I imagine he may have a sh1tload to sell. Pics here:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox ... rojector=1

Forecast middle of month arrival but I expect it'll be longer and moreover they'll get tied up in Customs. If I were a betting man I'd hazard they might start being received mid to late August.

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by voodoo_simon » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:35 am

Some pictures released on Facebook just now

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Yorlin » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:50 am

"Ship's due this week!"

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edit - they do look nice though!

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:23 pm

Just received confirmation from courier that it's shipping (well, I assume it's this). Of course it's not being shipped to the correct address (despite emailing Sam the correct address when he asked for it) :roll:

Feeling rather :| which is a shame as usually new frame time is :grin:

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:28 pm

It's sad but I think there'll be a lot of Rooster frames up for sale ... for many, the introduction (and general acceptance by the industry) of B+ means that the 29+ boat sailed long before the container ever left Tiawan.

Hopefully you'll love it CM :wink:
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Charliecres » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:26 pm

I really hope 29+ doesn't disappear. It makes a lot of sense in the right application. I reckon it'll stick around as a niche for a while yet.

The Rooster <ahem> cock-up would have ruffled my feathers for sure. Glad I didn't have the cash to invest at the time.

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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:56 pm

I really hope 29+ doesn't disappear. It makes a lot of sense in the right application. I reckon it'll stick around as a niche for a while yet.
No, I don't believe it'll vanish either Charles. I just think that there'll be quite a few people swayed by the marketing hype / technical advancements of B+ :wink:
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Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Post by Kumquat » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:04 pm

Surely they will be just as fun to ride despite the fact that there will be armfuls of 650b+ around as well?
They won't suddenly stop being able to roll over lumpy terrain whilst carrying pies and cakes without the need for pesky, troublesome suspension forks?
Or is it that no one who ordered a rooster had time to amass a big box of parts before their frame turned up so that they could readily ping off and buy a marin for half the price?
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