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    frame question

    hi, could anyone help me decide if it would be a good idea building this frame up

    its a 05 (i think) carrera banshee frame, i bought the whole bike from halfords when i didnt know much about bikes but then later on i realised the components were rubbish.

    i would be using the bike for moderate freeride and some trail use. it would be put together with a pike 140mm, i would also upgrade the rear shock.




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    I think you better give it to me before you hurt yourself.

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    Give it a good wash.

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    yes

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    I'd build that baby up for sure.
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    so it doesnt matter that its like a 'wall-mart' bike? its halfords own brand and it was 400 as a complete bike. do you think i was just paying for the frame when i bought it as all the components were definatley lacking.

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    Looks like a Kinesis/Hi-Bike/Fill-in-the-blank catalog frame of some stripe. You should be OK. Don't try to go real big with it.

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    yeah i wasnt planning on going real big. 5ft drop-offs would probarly be the most i would go. it would usualy just be used as a trail bike anyway. so do you think the frame would easily cope with 140mm as it came with a suntour 80mm or something.

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    How much rear travel does the frame have?

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    im not sure, is that a problem if i was to upgrade the shock anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills
    im not sure, is that a problem if i was to upgrade the shock anyway?
    No, just make sure you have the correct length and all. There is a thread around here with $99 shock specials via santa cruz for some pretty decent shocks.

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    yeah i was just looking at that! i was just thinking, by fitting a bigger shock, wont the swinger be pushed down on the other side and make the bike geometry go all whack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills
    so it doesnt matter that its like a 'wall-mart' bike? its halfords own brand and it was 400 as a complete bike. do you think i was just paying for the frame when i bought it as all the components were definatley lacking.
    so this isnt the same brand of banshee as the hardcore banshee

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor p
    so this isnt the same brand of banshee as the hardcore banshee
    i wish...lol

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