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View Poll Results: Best XC frame for the $
Azonic AZ7 2 7.69%
Cove HandJob XC 7 26.92%
DMR Switchback 1 3.85%
DMR Trailstar 3 11.54%
Kinesis Maxlight Easton XC2 2 7.69%
Kinesis Maxlight Easton XC Pro 2 7.69%
On One Scandal 1 3.85%
Scott Comp Racing 0 0%
Scott Scale 40 5 19.23%
Sinister Ridge 3 11.54%
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Old 03-09-08, 06:53 AM   #1
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Time for a new HT frame

My bike has been in pieces for about 2 years and now that Im out of college, its time to ride again. Ive donated my old frame so I need to get a new one. Price is a big factor in this since Im trying to buy a house.

Ive narrowed it down to 10 choices. Riding style is all XC. Fork is 100mm Reba SL.

Here are the contenders:

Azonic AZ7


Cove HandJob XC


DMR Switchback


DMR Trailstar


Kinesis Maxlight Easton XC2


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Personally? Cove/Scott 40

I wont be the one riding it though.
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Thoughts on the Scott 40?
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The Sinister.
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I can't form an opinion on any of these as I haven't ridden them, but I did just buy a DMR Trailstar frame and it looks to be extremely beefy. It also weighs about 6 pounds so if you want something light then you may want to look at another frame. But I can't wait to get it all put together!
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I can't form an opinion on any of these as I haven't ridden them, but I did just buy a DMR Trailstar frame and it looks to be extremely beefy. It also weighs about 6 pounds so if you want something light then you may want to look at another frame. But I can't wait to get it all put together!
That was one of my concerns with the Trailstar. Post some pics when its all built!
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It would be very hard to break a sinister. Frank The Welder doesn't make a junky frame.
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That was one of my concerns with the Trailstar. Post some pics when its all built!
I definitely will! Here's the frame and fork for now (full rigid and singlespeed):

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get a handjob.

they're a bit hard to find these days--the web site still says tribe 2006, but they're essentially indestructible. the steel construction is surprisingly light and very stiff.

i have an 06 handjob that i've been rebuilding with newer components.

recently installed a corsa fork and swapped out for tubeless.

a deus crank is in the works as well as a x9 rear derailleur.
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Bumps.

Honorable mention: Banshee Viento.
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get a handjob.

they're a bit hard to find these days--the web site still says tribe 2006, but they're essentially indestructible. the steel construction is surprisingly light and very stiff.

i have an 06 handjob that i've been rebuilding with newer components.

recently installed a corsa fork and swapped out for tubeless.

a deus crank is in the works as well as a x9 rear derailleur.
i second that, the handjob really caught my eye as high quality and great looks.
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I'd make my choice based on geometry preferences.
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Theyre all relatively close.
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they're a bit hard to find these days
You're just not hanging out with the right girls.
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I would go for a steel frame. I dig them. I have a friend that is very happy with his handjob.........wow that just didn't come out sounding right.
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I would go for a steel frame. I dig them. I have a friend that is very happy with his handjob.........wow that just didn't come out sounding right.
Agreed. I'm not sure if I would even take a free bike if it had "Handjob" attatched to it.
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Agreed. I'm not sure if I would even take a free bike if it had "Handjob" attatched to it.
There are sooooooo many places I could go with this one...... let's just say that one's gonna cost ya.
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Agreed. I'm not sure if I would even take a free bike if it had "Handjob" attatched to it.
if it bothers you so much to have a high quality indestructible steel hard tail with killer geometry and rigid contstruction, or showing up at the trails with a bike no one else likely has ever seen...

the stickers come off.

and it's just a COVE.

so there.

i'll take it over a bontrager killing TREK any day

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There are sooooooo many places I could go with this one...... let's just say that one's gonna cost ya.
Oh, you're sick.




You know what I meant. Also, I think Trek is trying to quash Klein as well. I've NEVER seen a Klein in at a dealer. I have seen a Klein being ridden, and it was a kewl bike. Stealth as well.
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No votes for the On One Scandal? I hear good things about it at mtbr, the niner though...

1. Cove HandJob
2. On One Scandal
3. Scott Scale 40

If I can push the budget to $600 than Im going for the Viento with no hesitation.
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No votes for the On One Scandal? I hear good things about it at mtbr, the niner though...

1. Cove HandJob
2. On One Scandal
3. Scott Scale 40

If I can push the budget to $600 than Im going for the Viento with no hesitation.
i almost considered getting an on one or a surly.

i liked the cove because of their tubing design and reputation.
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I love Cove names.
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