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Old 11-08-04, 03:58 PM   #1
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Ok, not really . But I am looking for a light weight fs bike, anything made by trek, klein, gary fisher, cannondale, giant is out of the question. I huck off stuff, dirt jump, and trail ride. I need a lighter bike to trail ride with.
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price range? Frame only or complete?
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For what it cost me to build my Stuff up, I could have bought close to 25 nexts, no thanks on the NEXT idea.

For me I'm in the price range of between 2,500 and 3,000, complete, or $1,000-1,500 for frame only.
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What weight range for the frame?

Ideal travel?
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I'd like it to weigh in between 25-34 pounds and in the 4-6" travel range.
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http://www.transitionbikes.com/PrestonFR.cfm

My next bike...and cheap too. But great company to deal with
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Ok, not really . But I am looking for a light weight fs bike, anything made by trek, klein, gary fisher, cannondale, giant is out of the question. I huck off stuff, dirt jump, and trail ride. I need a lighter bike to trail ride with.
Kona has nothing for you? (Not that there aren't a lot of good bikes out there but I thought you were a 'Kona rider'?)
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Did I mention it in the list of 5 do not mentions?
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Old 11-08-04, 04:32 PM   #10
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Did I mention it in the list of 5 do not mentions?
But I know you know the Kona's inside out (I think).
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I do, but it is also a good idea to try more than 1 flavor.
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Actually you never mentioned anything about Kona.
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A BMW race link sounds just right.
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Old 11-08-04, 07:19 PM   #14
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Mountain Bike magazine mentions the Tomac Eli as an excellent bike. Better than that, though was a Fisher Cake, but ah well. The Tomac is $3,000, has a Minute 2:00, SRAM X.9 stuff, XTR cranks, LX front mech, XT hubs, Avid mechanicals, Swinger Air SPV 4-Way. total weight is not listed, but all the XTR crap, should be pretty light.
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Old 11-08-04, 10:10 PM   #15
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The azonic Saber might be a good buy that fits your needs
http://www.go-ride.com/artmag_saber.html
another review
http://www.dirtworld.com/story.asp?i...etypecode=bike


Maelstrom you might want to check that frame it... its a fsr which after reading some of your posts you might prefer over the prestonFR

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True. I do generally prefer fsr over SP. But I like the preston, reasonable price and burly. The sabre was one I was considering, but until transition proves otherwise I am now a loyal purchaser (Whenever the situation comes up) ...
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You're asking for an Enduro
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Actually I know what I want to get and am 95% sure on it. Just waiting to see what you all are reccomending to me, it's actually quite fun to be the question asker instead of an answerer. I am eyeing a bike that is a better pedaler than an Enduro.
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Well if you really dead set against a fine bike like a Next then I would look maybe into one of these 3.

1) Yeti AS-R

2) Rocky Mountain Element

3) Litespeed Niota TI ( I don't know how you feel about titanium)

The Next comes in some pretty colors. Actually I like the Fisher Cake but you already said you don't like them either. They are as pretty as the Next bikes.

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i like the preston fr... it's probably be a great bike for playing around on... only thing is it's got less travel than what you've said you're looking for, with only 3" rear. note: just checked before clicking on submit and i guess they've increased the travel for 2005. the previous preston fr's had only 3" in the back... it's now up to 4-5"


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The Next comes in some pretty colors. Actually I like the Fisher Cake but you already said you don't like them either. They are as pretty as the Next bikes.
Well, the Next has a derailluer bash-guard for all of your non-recommended off road use.
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I singled it down to one bike, and that bike is going to be a Santa Cruz Blur.
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The transition one looks cool, and good if you can get EP.
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not sure about the weight, but the TARA range by Marin are extremely good, with 4-6 inches adj. travel. 'ave a look:http://www.marin.co.uk/marin-2005/bi...php?ModNo=2535
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I made my decision it's the Blur.
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