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Old 02-07-11, 08:32 AM
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Performance MTB Frame?

Anyone ever use one of these? http://www.performancebike.com/webap...mMountainFrame

It looks relatively decent for 70 bucks. The geometry looks kind of nice as well. Anyone know if it would be worth the cash mated to a 50 dollar Nashbar disc fork for a commuter? I'd use odds and ends from my bike stuff back when I get back home to the states to complete the build.
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Old 02-07-11, 08:50 AM
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It should work for commuting, but it doesn't have a spot for a kickstand. Looks like the chainstays are long enough, and I think I saw fender and rack mount holes. For the price, that's hard to go wrong.
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Old 02-07-11, 09:34 AM
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I bought one of these last time it was on sale like this and have no complaints. It is now a monster cross bike, pics of which I have posted far too much in several forums already.
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My commuter is build around the Nashbar MTB frame that looks identical to this one and costs $79-99 depending on the time of the year. It might be the same thing. And I like it. I has all the proper attachments for rack, fenders, disc brakes, even hydro brake hoses, but yeah, no center mounted kickstand mount. I'm using the Grenfield rear kickstand. I just had to dremel off some metal off of the mounting plate to make clearance for the brake rotor and so it won't make taking the wheel off hard. The frame appears to be very solid and the finish is good. After riding it for over a year in any weather I see no paint chipping or any other issues.
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Considering it as well, just to have a kick-around fat-tire bike. May spring for it and piece together some bits I have laying around.
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