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Old 10-16-06, 04:52 PM   #1
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Time for a new hardtail, help me decide!!!!

Well I just got a buyer for my Enuro SX Trail, and I acually made a profit on the sale so i'm not all that sad. The bike just wasent getting the ride time it deserved.

So now my only bike is a pretty beat up 05 P3 frame and all the components off a 05 Demo (fork is a z150 fr). I have been looking around for a frame to replace the P3 frame but there are just too many choices ! I ride my bikes pretty hard so I need a frame that can really take a beating. I pretty much need it to be suitable to do it all; FR, light DH, DJing and park/street riding.

Here are some of the frames that I am considering, please feel free to coment on any of them or suggest some other frame.

Astrix Union
Avent Jibster
Azonic Fiend
Banshee Morphine
On-One Jibster
PCD Racing Kingpin
Specialized P3 (06)
Transition Trail or Park
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I really like the Azonic Fiend but you can never go wrong with a Morphine. Good luck with your choice!
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Transition Trail or Park.
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The Morphine is a burley bike. You can beat it up pretty good.
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You guys think the ToP with be "ok" with 150mm up front?? Oh and I will NOT be running this bike SS so the ToP would not be my #1 choice because it does not have a replaceable derailleur hanger.

Any one know anything about the Azonic Fiend it looks like a nice allternative to the Morphine.

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If you aren't going SS then go for the Morphine.
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nemesis project makes some nice frames.
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Any one know how much the Morphine wieghts I know its a ton buch how much??
If I get the Morphine my bike will probally be pushing 40 pounds! With doubletracks and a 7lb fork!
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check out surly bikes..
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Any one know how much the Morphine wieghts I know its a ton buch how much??
If I get the Morphine my bike will probally be pushing 40 pounds! With doubletracks and a 7lb fork!
So???? Just ride it !!!!!
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^^^ lol well I want to see how it compares to the Azonic Fiend
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Come on guys I need some feed back here!!
Don't make me post a Q on pinkbike!!!
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have you checked out .243 frames?
i've only heard good things about them, but avail. might be limited.
transition's t-o-p is pretty solid from everything i've heard, but if you're doing 'freeriding' or want something more pedal-able, i would check out their Vagrant; it might not be bike-park-able enough for you, though.
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O 150 mm. Banshee Morphine. Not sure how good it would be with 150 though.
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I know a guy that runs a Morphine with a Z150. Good setup.
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Because I know a guy that has had a Morphine before. With a Super T, perfect Geo.
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Ok thanks for the suggestions guys!
I've got it down to 4 bikes now!!!

Banshee Morphine


Azonic Fiend


Astrix Union


DMR Exalt


Gezzz why is frame shopping so damn hard!!!
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I'm getting a new frame and a 2007 36 talas and the frames I'm thinking of getting :mountain cycle rumble (currently in 1st), vagrant,mob,morphine,p3 (2006),fiend, union and a woodman frame.

I cant find a faulr w/ the rumble and I think it looks the best. You shouls check it out. It also has replacable drop outs for added diversity. It is also bombproof
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