Ooh, shiny…

On-One’s US office has a whole host of new frames in stock, including what is my pick for the sexiest looking 29er frame under $1,000: the raw Scandal.  A former Scandal owner, I can vouch for the ride and handling, and the swap-able dropouts, subtle-ly bent seat tube, and tapered head tube are worthy upgrades.  The bridgeless chainstays and 5-piece “Y” style seatstays make for loads of tire clearance on this British-bred all ’rounder.  All this for $399.  Not too shabby.  Hit the jump for more pics…

Tapered head tube
Rack bosses on the seatstays and at the dropouts add versatility
For us singlespeeders...
And one more for good measure.

The Scandal is also available in anodized black and British Racing Green.  Inbred 29ers, Pompino ‘cross frames, and Macinato urban fixie frames are also shipping now from the Portland, OR depot.



  1. Dgaddis,

    The paint was not a strong point of the original Scandals- mine chipped like crazy (but the bike rode great). The new black frames are anodized, which should hold up better.

    Gerald & Taylor,

    According to On-One, the Scandal is coming in at 1750g (3.86lb) with vertical dropouts installed. No shame in that.


  2. 31.6 post?
    Rack mounts?
    Heavier than previous Scandals?
    Brant didn’t design it?
    No full cabling?
    No Ti or Steel SS swap?
    No full Geo and headset specs on On-One ordering site?

    No thanks. I’ll be back for next round

  3. @teh persons-
    that isn’t a good looking frame. maybe that’s what the dude who sold you on it said, but they’re wrong. thats a stupid looking frame.

  4. Greg,

    My old Scandal weighed 3.53lb- that makes for a 3/8lb bump (at the same as a ~$200 price drop). It’s not super-light, but its also nowhere near a pound heavier…


  5. My Raw Scandal frame weighed in at just 3.11lbs. The whole bike, with a carbon rigid fork came in at 23.46lbs. I’d say that’s still pretty light for a 29er.

  6. He means the Ritchey, Marc.

    And there is no price drop. For the U.S. crew, it’s actually more now than it was ordering from Unreal in the past or even ordering from the U.K. and paying postal charges.

    I doubt your frame, with swap-outs, weighted 1,410 grams, joby. Get a better scale.

    Still waiting on the headset spec or full geometry to be posted on the “official” ordering sites.

What do you think?