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Old 04-20-09, 09:35 AM   #1
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first framebuild

hi guys, iv been looking at a few full suspention mtb frames, and i dont have a clue which ones are good... iv also had the same situation with forks... my budget is 450 on frame, and 250 on forks... (suspention obviously) cant wait to hear what the pros say p.s im in the Uk so try to get uk sites
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Old 04-20-09, 11:31 AM   #2
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I can already tell you that they're going to want to know how you ride. Different frames are appropriate for different riding styles.
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What frames have you looked at? And yeah, how do you ride? Trails, FR, DH, urban, jump...?
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Old 04-20-09, 01:17 PM   #4
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ok, first off i do trials, and iv been looking at this frame: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...frame-ec014906
and these forks.. : http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=21984
some other info is im about 5' 2", cant wait to hear what you think
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Old 04-20-09, 01:27 PM   #5
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Trials? Do you mean trail riding? If your into trials, maybe you should look into more or a trial specific bike, or maybe a jump style HT.

That frame is nice, and at a good price. Seem to be a good AM frame. Not sure on the fork though, I'm more of a Manitou person myself.
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Old 04-20-09, 01:33 PM   #6
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ok, im a noob at this... are these ok? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=33449
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IH aren't bad, but as you may know, IH is dead, so don't expect any frame warranty, unless its a shop warranty. But I thought you wanted to build it from the frame up?
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yeh i do sorry so any specific ones?
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I like the first frame with that fork.

And FYI, you only need one fork, so that 250 quid can go to that one
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Old 04-20-09, 01:59 PM   #10
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thanks, and i just found these Forks, as that frame sounds fine from what you have said..., im just asking about this one, because i like big suspention forks and the changing travel ability adds a bonus... what do you think?: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=13123
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Hard to go wrong with a Pike.
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thanks guys.... by the way if anyone still wants to suggest a frame please do... just not over 450 please
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This is a nice deal. Shock isn't half bad either

Or for a little more if you could swing it This

The proceed would be my choice if I could scrounge up the little extra cash
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450 pounds?
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Old 04-21-09, 01:24 AM   #15
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This is a nice deal. Shock isn't half bad either

Or for a little more if you could swing it This

The proceed would be my choice if I could scrounge up the little extra cash
is the shock on the proceed better than the nivarna?
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Id say so, but you may get other opinions. Im just partial to a single pivot frame
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That frame with that fork would be a nice trail bike IMO.
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