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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stoney, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    So it's getting to be about the time that I get a full suspension bike, and as I have been out of the loop for 3-4 years, I have no idea what's out there. I was hoping to take advantage of the group knowledge on RM in locating a new bike. I'm currently on the remnants of the RM pity bike and the parts will be swapped over to the new FS frame. Currently running Avid Discs, old school XTR cranks, and a Fox Vanilla 125.
    This limits me to frames that can accept discs, old school bb's, and a 100-125mm fork.

    I have very few constraints:
    Full Suspension
    XC 3-5" of travel max
    Cheap (I don't need an Ibis), trying to keep the cost under $600 for the frame, but not limited to that.
    With few exceptions, I want to get a new (ie un-used) frame.
    Available in XL (20.5"-21.5")
    On the lighter end of heavy, as this is my XC bike and will be used for Xterra tri's.

    Disclaimers:
    I care not what brand it is, just that it works.
    It doesn't need to be the lightest thing going, but it is an XC bike. I don't ride DH or trails like a DH rider anymore.
    Good pedaling is a preference, but not necessity.

    Any ideas and where to locate them would be appreciated. I can think of Performance, Pricepoint, and Ebay off hand. Are there other shops (discount) that I should be aware of?

    Thanks
    -Joker
     

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  2. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    A gently used 02-06 Heckler would probably fit the bill. Gonna be hard to find new at that price.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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  5. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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  6. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Good calls. Any other discount online shops out there?
    JD - Still a bastard. Funny, but a bastard.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    That was posted a few days ago. I didn't even notice the dual rear shock until I slapped it here.

    For the real deal, check out the IH MKIII. Light, pedals well, and for lighter folks, it can take a beating. I have seen frames for about $400. The large is listed as 19", but it was comfy for me and I'm 6'4". If I were 180lbs, I would have one for trails.
     
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