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    How would this fram hold up??

    Hello.

    I'm looking to sell my MTB and get a SS jumper that I can thrash around downtown on. How would the following hold up to an urban beating? I would swap out the fork for something more beefy. I'm 5' 10" and weigh 200 lbs.


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    It wouldn't hold up at all, that's basically just an aluminum cross country bike.
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    It's not quite XC, but it is a single speed with a slotted dropout whereas XC bikes have derailleur hangars and QR style slots. The frame seems to be beefier than an XC but lighter than a MTB jump bike. What's concerning is the wheel-build and those rims. They look on the light duty side of things. The high-ish top tube and long stem are also tell-tale signs that it's designed more for trail riding rather than urban.

    You might want to have a look at other jump bikes with bigger frame tubes that usually come with lower top tubes, shorter stems, cromo crank arms, fat rims and a 20mm thru axle hub/fork combo before you make a final decision on that one.

    It all depends on how "urban" you're gonna get with it.


    Example:

    Not necessarily this, but a bike with these features...



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    Less aluminium, more chromoly

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