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Old 10-28-09, 10:57 PM
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Choices, Choices, Choices....

About time to retire the Sidekick I think.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...009+Frame.aspx

http://dmrbikes.com/?Section=product...itemid=FRMTS07

http://mtb.unrealcycles.com/catalog/item469.htm

http://www.evil-bikes.com/#/000144/FACTION
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Yeti.

If you want horizontal dropouts, I think Alex M. probably still has his SolidWorks files for CNCing a set.
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i like the faction and the dmr for looks. I don't know a whole lot about dj/fr hardtail frames though.
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I'm strongly leaning towards the yeti at the moment, because I may just want to keep things around a 100mm travel fork. And all 4 of those could handle it. But the nice thing with the on one I can run up to a 150mm singlecrown. With the dmr, 130 at most. The faction and yeti dj are pretty much designed around 100mm forks.
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Oh, well, then that's easy. Yeti DJ with a 100mm Space Jump.
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If I get the yeti, I'd probably run a reba on it.
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So little love for the RST . . . .
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So little love for the RST . . . .
Need to find a distributor that sells them here. QBP only stocks the 29er fork.
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Mmm...Yeti.

That's a completely uneducated answer though. I have A Yeti and A DMR, but neither of those two bikes, and no experience with the Evil or On One either. I just...have Yeti lust...

Just wondering though, why a Reba over something like an Argyle or DJ? Weight? Don't want/need something that burly?
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Weight, better ride.
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the first one is very cool!
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Banshee amp?
Transition bank?
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I see more pics from you at trailheads or on trails and have never seen 1 picture of you using your bike at bike parks or dirt jumping so I say get a XC frame like that possum you used to have....

Do you really use it for what it was built for or do you just like DJ bikes but hardly ever use it for it's real purpose?? I don't know your area so you might live at a bike park for all I know but it seems like your always doing XC on a bike that is not XC related.
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Personally, I really like the bank, but given prices, I'd go with the On One hands down. I almost got one but then decided to save a bit of money. But truth be told, I'm glad I did because the shadow has really fun geometry with a 130mm fork. Nice and snappy for XC stuff and it feels great in the air. It would probably have been a bit nicer if Sette had slackened it out a degree, but it still felt fine on those highspeed 4x4 road descents.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
If I get the yeti, I'd probably run a reba on it.
Just out of curiosity, one of the maxle light U-turn ones, or just a 100mm one?
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The yeti is nice and definitely has all around capability for the, uh, shall we say, "spirited" trail rider.

For a dj/pumptrack/erban hardtail it'd be Amp, Mob, ToP, in that order. Or a Charger (superco not norco).
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I thought you were gonna do an E[x]alt next, Dan?
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I'm digging the Faction.
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You said you were jealous of Scrubs TransAm...why not go that route in a small'ish size?
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You said you were jealous of Scrubs TransAm...why not go that route in a small'ish size?
Good call. With a 100mm fork, methinks the geometry would work pretty well for how you seem to like stuff.
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Yeti. But I always like Yetis
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I see more pics from you at trailheads or on trails and have never seen 1 picture of you using your bike at bike parks or dirt jumping so I say get a XC frame like that possum you used to have....

Do you really use it for what it was built for or do you just like DJ bikes but hardly ever use it for it's real purpose?? I don't know your area so you might live at a bike park for all I know but it seems like your always doing XC on a bike that is not XC related.
Someone managed to read my mind.

I've been using the DMR for pretty much everything.

The inbred 456 and DMR Trailstar(the new version) are designed around longer travel forks for more of an allmountain hardtail,

So it's entirely possible that I'm going to get two frames. The yeti and move the parts from the sidekick to that and either the Trailstar or On One Inbred 456 for an all mountain hardtail.
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I thought you were gonna do an E[x]alt next, Dan?

Can't get the exalt in this country.

I am jealous of Scrub's TransAm, that got me thinking about a more all mountainish build as well.
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For a dj/pumptrack/erban hardtail it'd be Amp, Mob, ToP, in that order. Or a Charger (superco not norco).
Who in their right mind would want a norco charger.
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What's a Sidekick (other than the martial art move)?
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