Alloy trail bike alternatives with 150mm F/140mm R?

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    Wife currently rides a large Turner Flux that's a few years old, 130F/120R travel. We're looking for a suitable frame that we can move her entire drivetrain and fork over to, so it needs 142mm rear dropouts and I already have a spare 150mm air shaft for her Pike.

    I've been looking for a Turner Burner frame, but wondered what other suggestions were out there as suitable upgrades to give a little more help on the downhills without giving up to much on the climbs.
     
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    Canfield Riot. :D
     
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    Maybe an older Reign (150mm) or Trance? Probably need to be prior to... '15?
     
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    Transition Scout? Trek Remedy? SC Bronson?

    her Flux is a fairly steep, xc-ish frame. I'd think a slightly slacker geometry would help as much as a bit more travel.
     
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    If you can live with 150/130 Diamondback release is great.


    EDIT: Nevermind, i think its 148mm.
     
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    Banshee Spitfire is hard to go wrong with. I'm still riding my 2013 frame.
     
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    I'd looked at the Spitty as a contender, need to look at the Canfield. Can't remember why I might have dropped the Scout from my possibles.

    I'm not fixed on the same travel as my Burner if we get her something different. But not looking for a "mini DH" bike either.

    Flux specs show 68 deg HA versus 67 on my Burner.

    Edit: ideally able to carry a bottle in the frame too.
     
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    there are some options from GG that may be suitable, but you'd have to look used for something with a 142 rear end.
     
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    I'm a Rocky fanboi, but a used Thunderbolt might fit the bill (120mm rear) ..or an altitude if you/she can handle 150/150. Adjustable HTA and geometry.
    142.

    http://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/altitude/2015
     
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    I think the problem with the Scout is she's right between sizes M and L being 5'11".
     
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    Have you thought of a Commecal Meta V4? I have borrowed a friends' one a couple of times and compared to my Rallon feels a lot moar lighter, sprinty and poppy. Roomy cockpit also. I know we're talking of 150mm here, but the extra travel doesn't really make the bike fell any slower.

    EDIT: The Meta TR lowers the travel to 130mm. That might do it for you.
     
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    Aren't the new Scouts boost? And the "old" aluminum ones have tendency to crack on the chain stay, due to its weird profile.

    I'd put a vote in for the Spitfire. Very capable bike and although mine cracked, that thing got punished. Lots of options for the frame dropouts too, so if you get stuck with a 142 hub or boost, it really doesn't matter as they can all be changed.

    One downside is no water bottle mounts; but lets face it, you guys go on epics for every ride so is that even needed assuming you have a camelback? :busted:

    Devinci has some cool bikes too, but I assume most or if not all are all boost... http://www.devinci.com/bikes/scategory_212
     
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    re-dishing and spacing the rotor is an easy fix to teh boost problem.

    there is no reason for any modern frame to not have at least one bottle mount.
     
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    Even on the underside of the down tube?
     
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    well yea, that's usually a dirty compromise. But one is better than nothing.
     
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    Did a straight swap, her Flux frame for someone else's Burner frame.

    First ride today and she's stoked on it.
     
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    Got something special planned for tomorrows ride, there will be pics.
     
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    You're not replacing the saddle with something else are you?
     
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