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Old 05-02-05, 07:40 PM   #1
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Wll after purchasing a new bike that I wasn't pleased with Im back looking for another bike to replace my Scrap. First off I would use this bike for transportation to and from trails, trails, and some jumping. I was looking at the freeride hardtail thread and saw a few that caught my eye: the D.O.C, Soul Cycles hardtails, and the PLanet X hardtails. based on those frames what would you consider to be the ebst all around hardtail? Any other suggestions I ahvent mentioned? Ive researched this for awhile and the only one Ive gotten any feedback on is the D.O.C and they were all positive. Also I would kind of like some build suggestions if possible. I was looking at the Rock Shox Pike wold this be to much fork for me? Thanks.
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Old 05-02-05, 09:33 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if your looking for a complete or just the frame or what your price range is. I ride a haro escape 8.2 and love it. I ride a lot of trails (dirt jumps for the non bmxers) and a good bit of skatepark. It has held up great so far, and the 8.3 is much higher quality than the 8.2. The frame is available as well.
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Old 05-02-05, 10:26 PM   #3
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It would help to know why you don't like the Kona, then we can maybe figure out what setup would address the issues you have with it.
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Old 05-02-05, 11:09 PM   #4
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I agree with seely. What don't you like about it. If it is 2003 to 2005 it fits really small. The doc would be a better all round fit. But without more information as to why you think it fits wrong we can't help.
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soul cycles are an incredible value, i have an 04 hardline (not made anymore, more of a trialbike than either the titan or loki) and i couldnt be happier.
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The Kona just felt weird. I felt like the pedals were to far back and the wheelbase felt short. Its kinda hard to explain, but I did try numerous stems, risers, and seats. I tried a bigger frame size and it still just felt weird. I liked how it jumped but for any kind of pedaling it just didint feel right.
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