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Old 11-27-10, 02:29 AM   #1
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Mosso I-Bay ... Is it worth it?

I have stumbled upon a decent looking frame that claims to be a downhill/freeride frame. It is the Mosso I-Bay. Is it a strong frame? Does anybody have any experience in any way with this frame? Please let me know. Thanks!
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Here is the link to the eBay listing.

I would obviously replace that horrid shock with a Marzocci or Fox shock.
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i know people will jump on me for judging something without experiance with the product, but it looks like a piece of crap man. it looks very weak.
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How does it look weak?
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If you do a quick Google Images search, you will see a bunch of built DH bikes with that frame. I am not a fan of the finish on the frame, so I would probably have it re-powder coated.
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It's odd they're billing it as a DH frame but it only has 160mm of travel and v-brake bosses.

I'd ask for more details on the geometry and specs on the shock (i.e., to make sure you can replace it with something better).
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The fact that there's a kickstand mount attatched to the BB area makes me think the designers of this frame didn't have hardcore DH in mind.
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Another thing: I only see slotted cable guides along the top tube, and unslotted housing guides along the swingarm. It would be a real pain to remove the brake hose from the caliper or lever, remove the end fittings and slide the hose through and re-connect and bleed. That frame was probably intended for use with cable brakes (V and disc) only.
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