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<p>Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo.  65780</p>

Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo.

Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo. 65780

<p>Seat tube on Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.  65780</p>

Seat Tube on Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.

Seat tube on Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals. 65780

<p>Top Tube view of Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.  65780</p>

Gunnar Ruffian top tube finished in Bamboo

Top Tube view of Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals. 65780

<p>Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.  65780</p>

Head Tube - Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.

Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals. 65780

<p>Ruffian comes with Paragon slider dropouts.  <a href="http://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/ruffian/" rel="nofollow">Learn more . . .&quot;</a></p>

Gunnar Ruffian in Bamboo with Bullseye Decals

Ruffian comes with Paragon slider dropouts. Learn more . . ."

<p>Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.  65780</p>

Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals.

Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed with Paragon Slider dropouts finished in Bamboo with Black Bullseye Decals. 65780

<p>Paul Wagner earned 3rd at the 2012 Copper Harbor Trails Festival in the long course single speed competition with his Ruffian 29er in Burnt Orange.</p>

Gunnar Ruffian Podium Finish - Copper Harbor 2012

Paul Wagner earned 3rd at the 2012 Copper Harbor Trails Festival in the long course single speed competition with his Ruffian 29er in Burnt Orange.

<p>Photo of Paul Wagner's Ruffian 29er in Burnt Orange.  Note the Paragon slider dropouts that not only work great for single speed use, but can be converted for multispeed.  Paul earned 3rd at the 2012 Copper Harbor Trails Festival in the long course single speed competition with his</p>

Gunnar Ruffian - Burnt Orange -

Photo of Paul Wagner's Ruffian 29er in Burnt Orange. Note the Paragon slider dropouts that not only work great for single speed use, but can be converted for multispeed. Paul earned 3rd at the 2012 Copper Harbor Trails Festival in the long course single speed competition with his

<p>Shown with pride is Brandon Stahnke's  Gunnar Ruffian, ridden to victory in the single speed class at last year's Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival.  Brandon finished 8th overall.  61539.</p>

Gunnar Ruffian - 2011 Chequamegon Winner

Shown with pride is Brandon Stahnke's Gunnar Ruffian, ridden to victory in the single speed class at last year's Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. Brandon finished 8th overall. 61539.

<p>Shown here in front of Art Doyle's in Hudson, Wi, this Gunnar Ruffian was ridden to victory by Brandon Stahnke in the single speed class at last year's Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival.  Brandon finished 8th overall.  61539.</p>

Gunnar Ruffian - 2011 Chequamegon Winner

Shown here in front of Art Doyle's in Hudson, Wi, this Gunnar Ruffian was ridden to victory by Brandon Stahnke in the single speed class at last year's Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. Brandon finished 8th overall. 61539.

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Paragon single-speed/disc dropouts with built-in tensioner. You can also convert you single speed into a geared bike with a an additional insert with derailleur tab (Cable routing requires staps).

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Your Single-Speed

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Light weight, mechanical simplicity – that’s the call of the singlespeed. But an even better reason is plain old fun. When you don’t have to think about shifting, your brain is free to focus on the pure joy of riding a bike. Plus, a singlespeed makes you a better rider – it forces you to become smoother and more efficient – both in technical sections and on climbs. It also makes you more attuned to things like traction and momentum.

The Ruffian gives you all the advantages of the Rock Hound, with an ideal geometry for both climbing and technical decents. We use the stainless steel Paragon dropout system to provide perfect wheel alignment, proper tension and precise fit up with the disc rotor. By swapping Paragon inserts, you can even convert your Ruffian into a geared bike.

But you probably won’t. It’s too much fun with just one gear.

One note of caution – a lot of people buy a singlespeed as a second bike to complement their fully-geared bike. Next thing they know, the geared bike is gathering dust in the basement. Also, singlespeeders tend to get weirder the more they ride. 

Have special needs and interests? Gunnar offers a wide range of paint and frame options. When the need for custom fit is called for, you can take advantage of our “Made to Measure” version.

The Ruffian comes in several stock colors, with base options changing from month to month. For other ideas, check out our Archived Colors. Recent colors of the month are available for a nominal charge. You can customize colors with a wide range of options, including one-step, two step and special effects colors.