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  1. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    If money was no object, what would be the BEST XC frame to buy?
     

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  2. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    Did you really just ask such a vague question? You've got a 1000 posts man, snap out of it.

    "Best" means absolutely nothing. For me, I like my Loco Moto but I will be replacing it next year with one of two bikes under consideration. One being another FS and the other being a 29" steel hardtail.

    Give us some more info.
     
  3. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    There isn't anymore info to give. You can by any XC frame you want... what would it be??

    Nothing vague about that..... do i need to spell it out differently ?
     
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    Yes I think spelling modifications would help this thread along.
     
  5. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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  6. Mike B.

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    Ok, that sounds a little more like what is your dream XC frame not which one is best.

    If that is the case, mine doesn't quite exist yet. A handmade 4" DW-link, aluminum frame and swingarm with an anodized finish, great bearings, and intelligent selection of ti and aluminum hardware to hold it all together.

    There are a few that are close to what I want but just not there yet.
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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  8. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    RacerX
    yetti ASX-R
    Scalpel (less travel than the other 2)
    turner nitrus (whatever thier xc race bike is)

    If you can handle hardtails
    Moots
    IF

    To me these are second place fs’s:
    The new Specialized carbon epic looks nice(the only reason it's not an 'A' frame is becuase of that stoopid brain shock)
    Fuel
    Giant nrs fs.
     
  9. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    The study of the best cross country frame is best determined from what kind of country you wish to cross.
     
  10. Konabumm

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    Nice picks
     
  11. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    That must be your dream bike considering how it does not exist and all. ;)
     
  12. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Thats a hard question... Terrain type? What kind of ride do you like?

    If I had no price range I'd look at Moots first.
     
  13. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    if you also wanted the best and then wanted pimp the racerX Ti/carbon thing is nice. I have a buddy who's had one of those and now owns a litespeed swanee and likes both of them.
    that's pimptastic.
     
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    The new Ibis carbon frame is looking great, but I haven't gotten a chance to ride one (hopefully I will soon).....I love the feel of the IH Azure Team, but the new Ano Black Azure factory frame has got my vote on the coolness of the color alone.
     
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    I second the Titus Racer X
     
  16. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    i finally ponyed up the cash and am pimping the X and it's totally worth it.
     
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    Nice, we'll need to see some pics of that..............
     
  18. indieboy

    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    you take the pick

    either dis


    or dat

     
  19. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    if I had unlimited funds I would be racing an a custom "Jeff Jones"
     
  20. The Toninator

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    that's pretty sweet i like the way the stays are a continuous tube from bb to rear drop out back up to the head tube. that's sweet!
     
  21. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    2005 with the carbon xlink not pictured is the terry fly saddle and i relaced the front wheel with black spokes on a black rim. I also shortend the cables a little.
    xt drive train (xtr rear d)
    fox rlt 80
    thompson seat post
    fsa xc115 stem
    ec 90 low rise bar
    avid ti brakes
    king hubs on black 517 with black dt revos (rear)
    egg beaters
    maxxis tt's

    it's a very nice build.
    the other picture is of me almost in action in durango last month. I was always in front so i got no pictures of me actually rolling.
     

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    Nice............... :thumb:
     
  23. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I always wanted a custom built Seven, but a nice steel IF frame would be sweet also.
     
  24. The Toninator

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    Seven sould be on the list for sure!
     
  25. The Toninator

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    I do have to admit thought that the 1 draw back to the X is the fact that it only has 1 bottle cage. I don’t like camelbak’s so I have to put a bottle I my jersey pocket if I need 2 bottles.
     
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    Any Fully Ridged SS
    Matt Chester- Custom Ti
    Scott Quiring- Custom Ti
     
  27. Angus

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    all this talk of new bikes has got me in flurry, I have been thinking of getting a new 29er SS frame, for awhile now, and during my lunch I zipped over to my LBS who also owns Grail cycles and convinced the owner to let me try his personal bike for the weekend, I can't wait to see how this custom steel frame with white bros. fork compares to the karate Monkey .... yeehaw
     
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    Oh man how could I forget about the Tungsten Electrode.....Thanks for waking me up indieboy
     
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    2006 Ibis mojo or S-Works Epic
     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    All these nice expensive bikes to break..... :D
     
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    My dream bike is a Turner 5-spot :D
     
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    sc blur, intense 5.5, turner 5 spot, a lightspeed ht. there are so many..
     
  34. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Probably my next XC bike. i mean really it weighs 32 lbs w/variable travel, supposed to climb like a dream and 6 inches front and back with high clearance for maximum shreddage......

    Somebody wanna buy me one?



    And by the way this is not an ALL MOUNTAIN bikey, it's an XC bikey. Mountains are considered terrain or country which you have to cross so the term Cross Country reflects more accurately.
     
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    A pogo stick.
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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  39. sunny

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    The bike that surprised me the most at Interbike dirt demo was the Specialized Stuntjumper FSR S-Works 120 (aluminum).
    (http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2006/bikes/06SWorksSJFSR_Brn_l.jpg)

    The Brain Fade shock thing automatically locks out with steady pressure (like on a climb) so you climb like you're on a hardtail. Then it engages with a hit (like uneven terrain), so you're back to 5" of travel.

    It climbed as well as the Turner Flux and the Santa Cruz Juliana, and descended better.

    This bike felt so comfortable and was so nimble, I suddenly had to re-think all the changes I was planning to make to my 4"-travel Truth (upgrading to disc brakes, new wheelset, etc). My only complaint with the Stuntjumper is the ugly brown ano as the only option.

    As an aggressive XC trail rider, if I were to get a new bike, it would definately be a 5" travel bike. These days they are almost as light as the 4" bikes, and a lot more versitile. I'd only ridden a Specialized once before, and I can't get over how impressed I was with that bike.
     
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    probably a yeti as-r.