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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by pancho64, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. pancho64

    pancho64 Monkey

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    so in the next few weeks im gona build a slopestyle/mini dh bike
    and have narrowed it down to a few choices. i would like some feedback on any of the frames

    relevant info:

    have a bmx background and am currently riding a 33lbs single speed sinister dna with a 90mm marz 66 for all my dirt jumping/street missions.

    this fully will be used at whistler and northstar along with local trails. i weigh 200lbs and hate replacing stuff

    im going to use a 36, 66, or totem up front with a single ring with lg1 guide. will probably try to make it a 5-6sp drivetrain as its going to be a specific gravity machine. im not really going to pedal too much uphill but wouldnt mind riding trails every now and then. i ideally want the final build to weigh around 35lbs

    my current frame choices are transition bottlerocket, sinister gruitr, and the giant reign.

    budget for whole build is 4k

    thanx!
     
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  2. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    $4k is a fair chunk of change. If I was you, I would look at picking up a used frame. DH/Freeride stuff sells for next to nothing on the secondary market and you could pick up something that is virtually new for a lot less cash. That being said I think any of the frames you listed will make you happy

    <edit> I have no first hand experience with the Reign or Bottlerocket but ppl I know that own them have been really happy
     
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    v6 4.3 Monkey

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    get the gruitr
     
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  4. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    i bet that you would like the cove STD. looks like it would be a fairly versatile gravity feed weapon.

    currently i have a reign and its a great bike that is for sure but no too much of a gravity machine in my book. if you are looking into the reign be sure to get the "X" version because that is much more of a gravity/fr bike
     
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  5. BALOG

    BALOG Chimp

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    I´d really consider the Banshee Wildcard.... the frame is made just for what you need... with adjustable travel (5 to 6,5"), 1.5" headtube, hidroformed tubes and a very low standover... its basically a 26" full suspension BMX, hahaha...

    You´d be surprised with how this frame handles!
     
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  6. basikbiker

    basikbiker Monkey

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    bottlerocket. mine has a 66 and DHX coil, super fun bike, dj, dh fr, all of it it handle.
     
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  7. BALOG

    BALOG Chimp

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    Take a look man:
     

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