PVD WarBird SS

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The PVD WarBird. A singlespeed designed to attack and kill. A weapon. The mix between a dagger and a tank.

This is a highly custom singlespeed bike built for me. The goal was to try a slightly different fit geometry that would place slightly more weight on my front wheel than I usually do on my trail bikes.I also built this bike around a 100mm travel fork rather than the usual 140mm. The bike is also built to ride quite low for racing.

The Name

Named after the Romulan Warbird

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Cheap tubes.

  • Down Tube - NOV_CODT_35_858 Nova 29er DT 35 x 8/5/8 x 750
  • Top Tube - NOV_CRDT_858_650 NOVA CRMO 28.6 X 8/5/8 DT/TT
  • Seat Tube - Nova CMST 460, External Butt Seat Tube, 28.6/30.0 X 460
  • Seat Stay - DED_AMSS_16ST_.7CRMO 16mm X 0.7 SINGLE TAPER 560
  • Bottom Bracket - PVD Hollowtech II Shell, asym MTB, 92mm wide x 1.75" Ø
  • Head Tube - PVD Designed IS System
  • Dropouts - Paragon Light Slider
  • Braze-ons - Pacenti Hydro
  • ISCG Mount - PVD Designed


PVD segmented integrated fork.

During most riding a RS Revelation 100mm fork will be used.




PVD Custom integrated stem.

TruVativ HammerSchmidt?

This bike was designed with clearance so that a TruVativ HammerSchmidt crank can be used. One issue is that that system to date uses a threaded bb. Since this bike is press fit, I will have to fabricate my own bb system to mount the crank.

Tire Clearance

Tire clearance is maximized to allow the use of 2.5" tires if need be.




Mint Green

RAL #6029




Parts Spec

  • Shimano FC-M815-1 Saint Cranks, 175mm
  • Shimano M810 Saint Brakeset
  • Shimano XT 180mm Front Rotor
  • Hope 140mm Rear Rotor.
  • Shimano HB-M975 XTR, 9mm QR Front Hub, 32 hole
  • Hadley Single Speed Rear Hub, 10mm TA, 32 hole
  • Mavic XM819 UST Rims
  • FSA Press fit BB
  • Chris King 19 Tooth Cog
  • Race Face DH Ring, 34 Tooth
  • Race Face Light Bash Ring
  • Cane Creek Head Bearings
  • Kenda Nevegal 2.1" UST Tires
  • Truvativ Stylo World Cup Single Speed Bar (680mm, 31.8mm)
  • ODI Rouge Grips
  • WTB Silverado Saddle
  • Easton EA90 Zero Offset Seatpost
  • Salsa Seatpost Binder
  • Shimano Deore XT SPD Pedals
  • Shimano Ultegra CN-6700 10spd Chain


  • Complete Bike w/ Rigid Fork - 22 lbs 2 oz.
  • Complete Bike w/ Shock Fork & Saddle bag - 24 lbs 15 oz.


I want to try a 2x2 setup. This is a single speed setup that allows a gear change by moving the chain to an alternate gearing latterally.

An offroad gear of 34/19 (148.5") with 94 chain links has two options for road/traverse gear are 36/17 (175.7", shortest ctc) and 38/14 (225.3", longest ctc).


Studio Photo Credits: Nick Fain Outdoor Photos: PVD

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