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    If you don't look good... benk0's Avatar
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    Frame search - long/noob.

    I recently purchased a Specialized P1 thinking I wanted a super burly streetable/DJ mountain setup. Here are the issues. I decided I wanted gears, so I installed a rear cassette etc. I have now also decided that I would like to ride trails and that the P1 is entirely the wrong size and geometry for that.

    SO. I am looking for a burly hardtail bike that can take a beating doing DJ/street type riding but has the geometry that would make it suitable for trails riding. I do not need an ultra compact BMX oriented setup.

    I am looking for just the frame as all the parts from the P1 will go over to the new bike. If said frame has the triple threaded eyelets for the chainguide, that would be superb!

    I am 6'2" also and am finding that limits my options as well.

    Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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    Look into a DMR Trailstar LT, Evil Sovereign, Identiti Mr. Hyde, Transistion Vagrant, Transistion Trail or Park, Santa Cruz Chameleon.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    ^^^All great choices, but the Santa Cruz Chameleon gets my vote.
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    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    ^^^All great choices, but the Santa Cruz Chameleon gets my vote.
    Same, I've always adored that bike but it's way beyond my price range. Which is $0.
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    What about Soul Cycle's Sluggo. It's more of a freeride frame, but can accomodate a 130mm fork.

    http://www.ridesoul.com/sluggo.html ($395)
    The size comes in a 14, or a 14 inch long. Maybe that may work, not sure.

    Soul also has some other great frames for low-cost.

    Edit: Here is what it means:
    14in:
    Top Tube= 572mm

    14in long:
    Top Tube= 617mm

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