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Old 12-31-07, 04:44 PM   #1
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Voodoo Cycles frames

I currently have a GT Avalanche, but the frame is a little small for me. I have been looking for a new frame and came across Voodoo Cycles. I do not have any experience with them, does anyone here? I mainly use my bike for XC and trail riding. I am a Clyde and need something that will handle my weight (290lbs). I plan to move as many components from my current bike to the new frame. I have considered other frames like the Cove Handjob, another GT frame, Gary Fisher HKEK and if I could find an Ellsworth SUB 22 or Enlightenment... The Ellsworth frames are probably outside my budget. I could probably go as high as $700 and prefer a hardtail.

Please suggest other frames I have overlooked.

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Old 12-31-07, 06:01 PM   #2
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If you're short legged, the Shango has trailworthy geometry and would match your cranks and pedals perfectly.
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If you're short legged, the Shango has trailworthy geometry and would match your cranks and pedals perfectly.
I am 6' tall and have a 33" inseam. The smaller geometry of the Shango is what I am trying to get away from. Thanks.
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I plan to move as many components from my current bike to the new frame. I have considered other frames like the Cove Handjob, another GT frame, Gary Fisher HKEK and if I could find an Ellsworth SUB 22 or Enlightenment...
If you're looking at the Handjob and the Sub 22 then you need to go to an LBS that can talk some sense into your head.
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Of those frames you've mentionded: the Cove Handjob. Most versatile. At your size, I'd steer away from one of the Els hardtails.
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Of those frames you've mentionded: the Cove Handjob. Most versatile. At your size, I'd steer away from one of the Els hardtails.
That is what I though, and called Ellsworth. They said I would have no problems with an Enlightenment (or SUB 22) at my weight. I am just riding trails and XC, not any extreme drops or large jumps. Are there other frames around the same price range that would be durable enough for my type of riding? Thanks for your feedback.

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If you're looking at the Handjob and the Sub 22 then you need to go to an LBS that can talk some sense into your head.
And what sense would I need? Both the Handjob and SUB 22 have slightly more aggressive XC geometry than my GT. I think with a slightly larger frame (18"-19") and more aggressive geometry I would be more comfortable on the trails at faster speeds.
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And what sense would I need? Both the Handjob and SUB 22 have slightly more aggressive XC geometry than my GT.
The Handjob is slacker than the Sub 22 and weighs 1 1/2 more pounds. They have different intended purposes.

Find an LBS that can help you out and maybe explain the meaning behind 'Sub 22"...
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