Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

2005 On-one Inbred

Posted by Matt | May 12, 2007 | 4 comments so far

On-one Inbred classic
Having ridden my Inbred sparingly over the past year since I built it up around April 2006 I haven’t really felt I was in a position to comment on it.

Things were made more complicated by the fact that On-one now offer the 456 Inbred and more recently the On-one slot dropout frame. In other words, my classic white Inbred, corrected for 100mm forks is now effectively a bit old skool.

However, I’ve now started to put the miles on the bike and with On-one still offering a ‘not sliding dropout‘ complete bike on their website I think it’s still valid to give a brief description here about my latest hardtail.

You might think, looking at our list of bikes, that we’re running out of things to say about the Inbred and you’d probably be right. We’re big fans and for one simple reason. The Inbred is one of those bikes that simply ‘feels right’.

It may well be a that a lot of thought has gone into the geometry. The tubeset may also have been carefully chosen for it’s strength to flexibility ratio (very scientific). And it doesn’t do any harm that On-one live in close proximity to Orange and thus their bikes get tested over similar conditions. None of that really matters though. Quite simply, every person who I know that has tried my On-one has said (sometimes even unprompted by me) what a comfortable bike it is and how confident it makes them feel.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a hardtail and the back end can kick, especially if you’re not expecting it. But the top tube is long enough to let you stretch out on longer rides while the front end bites confidently when you’re heading downhill. None of our frames have broken and we keep going back for more. Dave has the 456 as mentioned and even Mark has started a guerilla campaign to persuade his wife to let him trade up to one of the slotted dropout frames. Though why she wants him in a gorilla outfit mystifies me.

I’m 5′ 11″ and riding a 16″ frame which is at it’s limit size wise to give you some idea of dimensions. This lets me run a long Thomson seatpost which gives a bit more compliance.

Recommended, without wishing to get too evangelical about it.

On-One Inbred specification (as at May 2007)
Component Spec Component Spec
Frame 2005 On-One Inbred 16″ Headset Hope (gunmetal)
Forks 2004 Marzocchi Marathon coil Bars Easton EA50 2″ silver
Front mech Shimano Deore LX Stem Easton EA50 90mm
Rear mech Shimano Deore LX Seatpost Thomson Elite
Shifters Shimano Deore LX Saddle WTB Speed V Sport
Front brake Hope Mini Pedals WTB 310
Rear brake Hope Mini Rims Mavic 317
Chain SRAM Hubs XT front, Hope rear
Cassette SRAM PG950 Rear Shock N/A
Chainset Shimano Deore LX Hollotech II Tyres Continental Vertical 2.3

Filed under Bikes in May 2007


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 4 comments on ‘2005 On-one Inbred’

We love to get comments from our readers - if you've spent a few moments to comment, thank-you.

If you haven't had a chance yet, jump to our comments form if you have something to say.

  1. Muddymoles says:

    Mountain Bikes – What we are riding

    A quick round up of the Mountain Bikes that have found favour with us recently. A broad and eclectic bunch, especially if you like bikes from the Calderdale Valley.

  2. dave says:

    what did your frame weigh?

  3. Related: Bird Zero AM Boost hardtail review - Bikes, Reviews - Muddymoles - mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

  4. Karen Brard says:

    Can you tell me how old my on one inbred is the serial number is PY4530072

    Thank you!

Leave a comment…

Have your say – we'd love to hear what you think.

If you have something to add, just complete this comment form (we will not publish your email address).

*Required information.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.