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Old 09-26-11, 05:53 PM   #1
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Frames designed for 80mm travel forks

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I recently crashed my mtb and put a goodish sized dent in the seatstay. I'd like to re-use as many of the parts from the bike as possible, but it's got 26" wheels and an 80mm travel fork. Does anyone know of a good quality frame designed for an 80mm fork?

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More Info puleeeeeze? what bike? Hard tail? Full susspension? What fork are you running?
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Heck, I was just going to start throwing a bunch of gnarframes out there with 13" seat tubes
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Old 09-26-11, 06:48 PM   #4
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More Info puleeeeeze? what bike? Hard tail? Full susspension? What fork are you running?
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The current bike is a 2005 Stumpjumper Disc. So I'd be looking for a hardtail with disc brake-compatibility. The fork is stock: Fox F80RL.

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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/22588-175_SETRK1-278-Frames--/Sette-Reken-Alloy-Hardtail-Frame.htm
http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...-MTB-Frame.htm

I believe one of these two or the Fuji one at Nashbar. You'd have to double-check with them.
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Hmnn Someone here just pulled parts off a 2005 cabon frame to build a short travel bike. Who was that guy?
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/22588-175_SETRK1-278-Frames--/Sette-Reken-Alloy-Hardtail-Frame.htm
http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...-MTB-Frame.htm

I believe one of these two or the Fuji one at Nashbar. You'd have to double-check with them.
That's a great deal, seems like they have all sizes!
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which frame would you pick and why? THe Sette or the Leader????
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I like the geometry of the Sette better...but that's for me and my riding style.
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wait... should have done more research first.
this is the new version of the Leader:


decision made.
now if anyone wants to buy a Vassago Jabberwocky... (check out the pedalroom in sig)
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now the question is...
which 80mm fork?
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now the question is...
which 80mm fork?
That's a good question. I hope someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I think the hierarchy goes like this: SR Suntour < RST < Rock Shocks (meaning Rock Shocks would be superior).

Other than that, I'm not sure because I'm not sure if I'm the kind of person who'd pay a ton for a suspension fork.

EDIT: I just want to add a disclaimer that I mean when you're looking at $100 to $150 suspension forks in case anyone wants to start a flame war.

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yep, 150 sounds like a good price. i'd be down for a fox, but i'm not crazy rich!
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I think the hierarchy goes like this: SR Suntour < RST < Rock Shocks (meaning Rock Shocks would be superior)
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I think the hierarchy goes like this: SR Suntour < RST < Rock Shocks (meaning Rock Shocks would be superior)
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we have a lot of skepticism here...
what would you say a better front suspension fork would be?
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I think the problem is more your price point than the brands your looking at. Any of those brands know how to build a great fork for almost any situation, some of them do. Thing is at $150 unless you or someone here can find a red hot deal then your not going to get much for your money, truely at that price you might be better going rigid. Anyway why so cheap? Iv'e followed your link to the pedal room, very pretty

Check these,

I ride one of these on my commuter.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/eXotic-Rigid...item2eb82e1728

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Full-Car...item3a6ae90034

Bargain!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-MOSSO-Ri...item231440dd56

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Surly-Instig...item1e6755c700]

Finally my preference in Australia based on price-V-performance but out of your price bracket. I have three of these now, 2 on my bikes and one on my Wifes.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RST-FIRST-PL...item35b534da29
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I like the geometry of the Sette better...but that's for me and my riding style.
Can you say which one has a more upright riding style?
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