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Old 07-30-09, 06:39 PM   #1
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I sorta screwed myself here.... now i need advice

Ok as we know i do dirt jumping and freeride, im starting trails too, but this isn't the problem. I had a checkup with my doc, muscle and joint pains. My doc has some good news, it's regular for kids my age. Bad news is he thinks im going to be around 6.1-6.2 by the end of the summer, I know your thinking what's so bad about that? The fact that the bike I just recently got ( norco havoc) and it will be small for me. I got a small because it felt a lot better than the medium. Dj bikes are supposed to be 1 or 2 sizes smaller than what i would ride for down hill so i thought i was fine. Now i have to worry about the fact my dad might kill me for my stupidity. So instead of buying another bike im gunna buy a new frame. So i was doing some research, i came across this frame, its called the ns b i t c h. It's exactly what im looking for, dj and freeride, but now they don't make them anymore >.< . So im looking at used ones, im also going to upgrade my fork from dj3's to something better, don't know what yet, looking for a fork with 140mm that i can also switch to 120mm and 100mm between the price range of 200-400 bucks. Im sticking with hardtail because i simply dont wanna spend that much on a frame, also any other frame suggestions would be nice, ill spend up too 400 on a frame too. Im going to just put the new frame and fork on my norco, if that works, any ideas on what else im going to need to buy? I got a friend that built his bike ground up so he's going to help me out. But guys, im serious, i really need replies because my dad might take me outta biking for this,i blew 1k on a bike and 4 months later it's going to be small.

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What my dad would say..... i royally f***** up

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Old 07-30-09, 06:51 PM   #2
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I doubt your dad's gonna *****. You have to buy stuff that fits, if you grow bigger that's life. I can remember my father grimacing when he bought me new skates every year because I grew out of the old ones in one season. Super Tacks too. Even though he was a thrifty old coot he wouldn't make me shove my foot into a skate way too small.
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Old 07-30-09, 07:28 PM   #3
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I can assure you he will be pi$$ed and he said the bike looks small on me. Also ive been doing some more research and was thinking of trying to find a used fox float r/rl, got 140mm travel and its perfect for what im doing,dj, starting to do trails and freeride, anyone know if the floats any good? or a better fork for around the price range i stated.
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Old 07-30-09, 07:48 PM   #4
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more good and bad news, i found a site that carries the ns b i t c h frame, but now my problem is it only comes in one size, i just can't seem to figure out what that size would be.

http://www.treefortbikes.com/338_333...***-Frame.html

heres a link of the site
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Old 07-30-09, 08:02 PM   #5
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It's not a bad thing that it only comes in one size some of the more hardcore jump and slalom bikes come anywhere from one size only to just short or long. My dmr is one of the one size only ones at 13".
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Old 07-30-09, 08:09 PM   #6
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Hmmmmmm, what size is the Norco?
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small, im pretty sure its a 15, so it feels like a 17, im gunna get a 17 so if feels like a 18.5 (using advice i got from a store and a website) but I cant find out what size the ns is. Don't wanna buy it and end up with the same size frame, ive checked everywhere, their official website, a bunch of stores, gone searching on forums, cant find the freaking size. Some ones got to be able to tell me the size.
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You could wait a few hours and call Tree Fort in the morning...
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You could wait a few hours and call Tree Fort in the morning...
y didnt i think of that
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Old 07-30-09, 11:01 PM   #10
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Or you could wait to see how tall you are at the end of the summer when bikes are a little cheaper.
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Doctors are often wrong....
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small, im pretty sure its a 15, so it feels like a 17, im gunna get a 17 so if feels like a 18.5 (using advice i got from a store and a website) but I cant find out what size the ns is. Don't wanna buy it and end up with the same size frame, ive checked everywhere, their official website, a bunch of stores, gone searching on forums, cant find the freaking size. Some ones got to be able to tell me the size.
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I would chill for a bit ride what you have and if fact you do grow to the 6'0" mark then start looking a bikes to better fit you. If it's not broke now, don't fix it..
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Well im not planning on buying the frame until the end of summer, im just trying to figure out what im going to need to put the parts from my havoc onto this frame. Also to let you know im 5.11, almost 6 foot so thats why I started to look. But im set on the frame, now i just need a fork to go with it, any ideas?
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