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Old 09-24-08, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Well, my legs go all the way down to the floor.

There'in lies the problem. I've always closed my eyes to ETT for some reason, haha.

I'll have to google my last few bikes and see what the TT is so I can compare. Good point though Scrub...good point.
so long as you feel comfy on the current frame, just measure it and go from there. too cramped? get something longer. too stretched? get something shorter.

worst case you then end up needing to get a longer seatpost if you need more length/depth in the frame.

then when you want the seat down, the ability to put it way down and out of the way is quite nice, yet still have it up for pedaling.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
DMR site and they said the Trailstar only weighs like 3.1lbs. That just scares me. There's also no vertical support strut on that left seat/chain stay jcnt. That sorta bothers me too. (opinions?)
3.1kg = 6.8lbs

I'm such an American.

6.8lbs is more respectable.
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Where is a good place to buy DMR frames online besides Universalcycles.com?
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R bikes has a great deal on the Vagrant frame. Honestly though, that's an awful slack bike for around here. I think the Scirocco should do anything we would need it to do with a 5.5 inch fork.
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One more to consider as long as you're looking at beefy hardtails: Identiti Mr. Hyde. GravityWorx was selling Identiti 'til he backed off to concentrate on his snowmobile business. He might still have a line on supply though. You could PM him an ask.

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I like that!^^ adjustable tensioner for SS applications.
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Old 09-24-08, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
R bikes has a great deal on the Vagrant frame. Honestly though, that's an awful slack bike for around here. I think the Scirocco should do anything we would need it to do with a 5.5 inch fork.
R bikes? Is that an online shop?
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Old 09-24-08, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
R bikes? Is that an online shop?
Sorry, my Bad. R bikes
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Yeah...the Identiti can be purchased through Universalcycles.com Same place I saw the Woodman.

B2B...I know what you're saying. It seem lately with all the rain though, that I have been wanting to go downtown and jump off some stuff. This is why I'm considering the FRHT. I know I'll never be able to keep up with you and Ricky on a LONG ride...and I'm finally cool with that. So maybe I should think about getting something that will handle it all

I'm still tossing around the thought of a Surly Instigator though. That much steel can't be a bad thing

If I do a Vagrant type thing...I'll sell the fork too and get a domain or 55 or something. It will just take time to do so.

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Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
Sorry, my Bad. R bikes
Ahh, thanks. Too bad they don't sell that online though. I wonder how much it would cost to drive to Illinois?

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Yeah...the Identiti can be purchased through Universalcycles.com Same place I saw the Woodman.

B2B...I know what you're saying. It seem lately with all the rain though, that I have been wanting to go downtown and jump off some stuff. This is why I'm considering the FRHT. I know I'll never be able to keep up with you and Ricky on a LONG ride...and I'm finally cool with that. So maybe I should think about getting something that will handle it all

I'm still tossing around the thought of a Surly Instigator though. That much steel can't be a bad thing

If I do a Vagrant type thing...I'll sell the fork too and get a domain or 55 or something. It will just take time to do so.
I'm in a similar situation. Between a full time job and grad school, I don't have the time to drive out to some trails and ride. But I do have an hour or so where I would love to ride around town and have a little fun. I was thinking about building up a SS dirt jump frame to fool around on, but now this thread has me second guessing that. That Identit looks real nice. Maybe I'll build off of that.

How do you guys think that would be for a little urban trialsy type riding?

(Sorry for the hijack )
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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
Ahh, thanks. Too bad they don't sell that online though. I wonder how much it would cost to drive to Illinois?)
Ha Ha I missed that, Yeah You have a lot of dealers in NY Our closest is St louis.
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So....there's the DMR Trailstar $396



DMR Ex[alt] $396



Identity Mr. Hyde $411



Surly Instigator $410



Woodman D-Series $471



Woodman Elite ML $570



The Classic Vagrant $429 (if they still got 'em)



The Komodo that I assume I will get out of the warranty



Cove Stiffee $???

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Banshee Scirocco $549



Banshee Morphine $649



One One Inbred $441 if you can fine one.



2006 Clearance Brodie Brute $349


2006 Brodie Big Shot $349


2005 Brodie Big Shot $249


2005 Brodie Hole Shot $249


What am I leaving out besides Sinister and Evil (expensive)

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If you want, I can see if I can still get a steal-of-a-deal on a 07 Manik.
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If you want, I can see if I can still get a steal-of-a-deal on a 07 Manik.
Gotta see what happens with the warranty first, but I'll definitely keep that one on the burner.
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Old 09-24-08, 03:32 PM
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Really, check out the on one 456. I wanna see reviews
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All out of stock at their site.
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When are you expecting to hear from Jenson? And if you get the warranty, are you sure you're going to sell the Komodo? That white one is lookin' good!
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Wow, Cheetoed. You must really be a hack.
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Im liking that holeshot... it caught my eye.
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Wow, Cheetoed. You must really be a hack.
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When are you expecting to hear from Jenson? And if you get the warranty, are you sure you're going to sell the Komodo? That white one is lookin' good!
I don't know...hopefully soon. It really depends on what they send me. A 2005-2008 Komodo "could be" a decent ride. I have had my heart broken by Jamis 3 times now though. XLT rear and, and 2x 2004 Komodo's. Granted, the '04 is more of a trail bike and the '05-'08's are a FRHT. It may be fine. We'll see.

I have been to the '09 catalog and the '09 Komodo is slimming back down. The vertical struts have disapeared and that seems to be something that bugs me. I think on a bike with disc brakes...a vertical strut is important unless it's like the Scirocco or better.
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Based on the prices of the other ones, I'd rule the Cove out. You won't find a new one for under $1k.
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Wow...I had no idea. The Cove is definitely a keeper. I'd love to have one.

It's funny how I go in waves. I see how cheap I can get the Brodies for b/c of the closeout and drool. Then I think about the Big'ol Steel Instigator and the Brodie fades away. I think how the Komodo will hopefully be free and that it's "supposed to be" a FRHT and feel relieved. Then I look at the chainstays about 2/3 the way back and compare them to the massive rear tri of the Vagrant...the Transition comes out on top again. The Morphine is just pure raw testosterone that begs for a freakin' 66 and big ledge. Then I think about how cumbersome it appears and shift over to the Scirocco. The Woodman and Identity are both impressive until I see the Ex[alt] with a 36 Van in my mind and then I end up shifting back and forth until I'm dizzy.

I think about bikes way too much. (My wife told me so)

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http://www.ride-this.com/buy/Cove-Bi...ame/020170053/

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Flow+1+07.aspx

the flow is a nice frame. had one for a bit. not bad to just buy the complete, and sell off the old parts with any warrantee frame you get, or build a back up bike out of the warrantee frame/lesser parts...

granted you'd have to find one local, or find a shop or someone willing to ship.
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