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Old 11-18-08, 06:07 PM   #1
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What is the Best Flatland Frame?

It's been a few years since I sold my flatland bike (Hoffman EP). I was in school and needed the cash but now I'm looking to build a new ride. This time I'd like to start with an aluminum frame (something like the GT Show). I want to have 990 brakes and a tight steer tube angle. I know they don't make the GT Show anymore... can anyone suggest any good frames that are similar? I'm also planning to use this as a base for a series of video tutorials that show how to build a flatland bike... looking forward to your thoughts!

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I don't flatland myself but here are some frames.
http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?cat=FRAMESFLATLAND
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Although this frame my not meet some your specs (not aluminum), don't overlook the Hoffman Strowler. Designed by Kevin Jones, this frame is plush in every aspect. I just love mine.
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@fuzzbox - Thanks for the link... none of those frames appeal to me as much as the GT Show but it gives me something to look at.

@midschool22 - I do like the Hoffman's... the Strowler looks sweet, although I wish it was aluminum. I loved the EP I had but it was far too heavy for me... sigh.
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BT-If you are not aware of this, check out this site.

www.flatlandfuel.com

A web store dedicated to flatland riding. I have bought several items from them, they know what is up.
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Although this frame my not meet some your specs (not aluminum), don't overlook the Hoffman Strowler. Designed by Kevin Jones, this frame is plush in every aspect. I just love mine.
im thinking of getting this, which size is best, 18.75" or 19.75"? Im 5ft11" tall.
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im thinking of getting this, which size is best, 18.75" or 19.75"? Im 5ft11" tall.
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I have the shorty version and I'm 6'. A friend of mine has the longer version and he is 6' 2". The short version just feels right. All of the other bikes I've ever had ran about 20-20.75 TT.
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Thanks for the flatland fuel link... they've got quite a few frames! I can't find any aluminum frames there but the Ares Dita looks like a good deal if I have to go steel. I guess nobody makes aluminum flatland frames anymore?
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You should also poke around www.global-flat.com

It's not a store but everything else to flatland. Awesome site.
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