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Thanks for the reply! Was going to try and get a frame for under 200, and then slowly build from there.....I have heard the newer air shocks are very good......going to try and keep it under 200 for the front shock, if I can find a good used one, altho I may go with a frameset from bikeisland.com, as they have some very reasonable prices on cosmetically blemished frames, which i could care less about.
What are the Suntour xct v4 and Rock Shox Tora tk shocks like? Any good?....figured I should look for something in the 80-100mm travel. Have heard very good things about Reba.
Both those links you posted look very good......wonder if I could find them used for less......or something similar.
Think I would probably like to go with a QR style, but that's not a must.
I am not new to bike building, but am new to the 29er scene, so I know very little about the frames and shocks.
And just to pick your brain some more, have read that one needs to be a bit careful in matching the shock, and it's travel to the frame, as if you get a badly mismatched frame and shock, you can put undue stress on the head, and I don't want to do that.
Last edited by Teon; 12-17-12 at 10:42 PM.