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    Where can I get a decent MTB frame

    Hi all.
    I need to get a decent new MTB frame. Preferably a box frame. Does anybody know any decent website or companies which have a good quality frame under 400?

    Thx

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    Youre gunna have to give more than that...what style riding? Whats 400? Like $750?.....many frames available for under $750.

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    What type or riding do you do?
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    I am not sure what you mean by box frames. Here is a list:

    soma fabrications Steel frames, XC, Single Speed
    http://www.somafab.com/
    airborne.net an inexpensive aluminum XC frame
    http://www.airborne.net/eready/janette/abhome.asp
    Surly bikes Reasonable Steel frames single speed, freeride hardtail
    http://www.surlybikes.com/
    On one British company with XC, single speed, trials, etc
    http://www.on-one.co.uk/index2.html
    I am sure there are more, but these are some companies that came to mind.
    Last edited by GreenFix; 09-30-04 at 03:44 PM. Reason: more information

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    Specialized Big Hits are great, Santa Cruz V-10s are better this is the DH mtb ofcourse
    for more comfortable rides on not to rough trails the Karate Monkey by Surly is sweet, it has no rear suspension but rides incredible because it uses 29 inch wheels which roll over things better and you can always use it as a road bike too.

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    I wish that people would read threads and do outside research before polluting our forum with easily self-answered questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    I wish that people would read threads and do outside research before polluting our forum with easily self-answered questions.
    It doesn't bother me that much. It is his forum too.

    You do not have to reply or read the post if you do not like them.

    I do like to see follow ups to the open ended questions though, so we know what people have decided and how much they like their new rides.

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    Seemefly, for 386 you could buy a Dave Yates Diabolo like mine, fillet-brazed Reynolds 631. That's for any standard paint job; you can have any colour pattern or fade you can think of! Here's the link:

    http://www.msteelcycles.co.uk

    Hand crafted steel - sweeet!
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    The Soma looks nice but why dont steel frames (soma and a few others ive seen)have replaceble derailleur hangers?

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    Because they don't need them . Cast cromoly dropouts are fantastically strong and if they do get whacked, they just bend and you can have them bent back straight.

    Alu dropouts aren't that strong and if they bend, they can't be bent back because they'd probably break due to the properties of aluminium .
    Oooooh yes, one day I will rid the world of showers and the bath shall come to dominate the cleansing habits of all the human race!

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