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    circus folk BikeLord's Avatar
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    05 azonic steelhead

    Has anybody seen the 05 azonic steelhead? is this a good frame for street and dirt? is it a good strong frame? i need answers, im interested in this beast. thanks man.
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    There is something about the low sticker price of that frame that makes me wary.
    However, I like the adjustability of the rear end. Seems very verstatile.

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    seems like a great frame for huckin/urban riding.

    but i don't think you could really set one up for a regular mtb. you'd have to have a 50 foot long seatpost to get you into a proper pedalling postion.
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    Mine's rad. Totally bombproof, and so cheap that if it breaks I don't really care. That said, the welds/ construction quality seem pretty good for me. I will second the above post that if you want to even be remotely friendly to your knees, you'll need a mile long seatpost. For the stuff it's designed for, urban/ dirtjump/ freeride, lower seats are the norm and there isn't a ton of climbing. I've got mine setup as a singlespeed right now since I live in the city, but this summer when I move back to Hood River (which has some fabulous north shore style freestyle), I'll probably throw the rear casette/ derailur back on. Go for it, even if you hate it you should be able to unload the frame for close to what you paid for it on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyledriver
    There is something about the low sticker price of that frame that makes me wary.
    However, I like the adjustability of the rear end. Seems very verstatile.
    cheap, strong, light. you can have any two.

    steelhead is cheap and strong, but at ~7-8 pounds for a hardtail frame, it's not light.

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    I've seen a couple built up with the mile-long seatpost. They seemed to like it.

    Folks like it 'cause it's cheap and quality. Throw a long fork on it and huck.
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    I have one, I second the above statements. I'm 5'8" and went for the Large, I'm currentlly looking for a 50mm stem for it (I'm not too happy the way the 75m feels on it right now). I have it paired to a original Z1 4" fork and it works sweet, even xc style, but the seat post does need to extend if you want proper leg extention. It's the perfect bomber dirt/street ride and can still be used to climb. BTW it handles great on the DH too.

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    o so u actually have the frame? sweet! i found someone. lol. but yea thanks for the reply. ok i do have one question for u. since u own the thing. ok, right in back of the BB, the left and right chainstays, they seem thin, like where they were crimped, on both sides, is that a problem? is this still strong? and cracks yet? thank u man. good work, party on.
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