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    Well, I decided that it is finally time for me to stop abusing my poor XC bike and get a real DJ/Urban/FR bike.

    My plan is to get a good(great?) frame and build it up with(mostly) deore(or some other lower-level componentry) and a good fork and wheels.

    I need to know what you guys think of this idea. It seems reasonable to me that a jump bike should hold up fairly well as long as the frame/fork/wheels/cranks are strong. Is this reasonable or unreasonable?

    I'm also looking at frames. My price range for a frame would idealy be under $500, but I can stretch it all the way to $800.

    Also, if you're wondering where I'm getting all this money, no I am not selling myself on street corners. I work with my uncle and as I recently helped him acquire 4 new customers who bought a grand total of $300,000 worth of pond equipment and fish from him I got a nice fat bonus

    edit: and yes, I am saving some of this $$$ for college.

    edit#2: I forgot to add, I currently weigh 145lb and am 5' 5" tall. My largest drop to date has been a 6'.

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    Check the FR ht thread. OR the thread recently on someone else looking for the exact same thing.

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    aaaarrrgh!

    I forgot about the sticky...

    thanks mael.

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    Im in college too, and beatin my XC ride up on FR too But I just lucked out and landed a job at the LBS, so now I have a Dirtbag in my future.........agh I need a towel........sorry.........

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    Transition Dirtbag....

    If so...Droooooooooooooooooool

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    Snakehunter, I'm not actually in college yet, just saving up some money for when i get there.

    As for the transition dirtbag, it looks like a nice bike but I'm looking for a hardtail. Nothing against full-squish bikes, but for some reason I'm craving a hardtail.

    Mael, you can close this thread or leave it open for some discussion if you want. I'm going to post in the sticky.

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    Bah, we can talk about the dirtbag now....

    I got two ht's and a mid travel dually. PErsonally I need a bit of everything. I could never live with one and not the other.

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    try out the kona shred, my bud just bought one, nice and light nice and strong
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    Evil Imperial hehehe

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    evil imperial -- around $700-800
    kona cowan frame -- $400
    specialize p.3 frame -- $550
    (all in usd)

    There's a lot of options out there but I would go with the Evil Imperial like city boy said.

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    if your wanting to build something up, I would look at the azonic steelhead, steel frame with horizontal dropouts and pretty cheap. That's about the price range I'm looking at and I can't decide if I want to get an stp or try to build up a steelhead. I would prefer to build, but I can't find the stuff cheap enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    evil imperial -- around $700-800
    kona cowan frame -- $400
    specialize p.3 frame -- $550
    (all in usd)

    There's a lot of options out there but I would go with the Evil Imperial like city boy said.
    If you are getting the evil frame that cheap in cdn funds....grab it. Thats ridiculously cheap.

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    800 is cheap for a frame? Yikes...

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    Mael was talking $800CAN for the evil imperial, which is around $800US.

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    Still dang expensive... my bike hasn't even cost me 800 bucks total yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    800 is cheap for a frame? Yikes...
    for a evil imperial frame yes, all you need to know is the best frame deal is and azonic steelhead $200 bucks for one, thats a good deal for a frame thats tuff as nails.
    -evil doc frame= cool+cheap
    -azonic steelhead=cool+cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    Still dang expensive... my bike hasn't even cost me 800 bucks total yet
    canadian money. its about 650 us. this is a good deal for an evil imperial which is a ridculasly expencive ht frame.

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    i hear good things from the Azonic steelhead frame. Cost is $150 from beyond bike which is local to us. Or you can do what I did, I got a trek bruiser 1 for $350 and it was enough to get me rolling and thrashin the local stuff and leave the XC for the easier less harsh rides. I'll upgrade as a go. The main weak point on the bike has to be the rims, they come un tru often, but I'm also 200lbs. The cheap fork holds up well, i've done a few 4-5ft drops to flat without bottoming out. You can get a Giant STP3 for $400 which is good for DJ's and Urban riding and upgrade from there. I hear they have weak cranks though. If you can shell out $600, u can get the trek bruiser 2, STP 2, P1 (single speed), or kona shred. All come with mech disc brakes and Marz MZ comps forks or simular.

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    What about Soul Cycle frames?
    www.ridesoul.com Loki or a Titan?
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    The titan is a mean looking bike:
    http://www.ridesoul.com/content/titan.html
    Quit reading and start riding ;-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnburn
    The titan is a mean looking bike:
    http://www.ridesoul.com/content/titan.html
    It sure is.

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