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Old 01-13-05, 11:57 AM
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Hardtail play/jump bike from a homegrown?

I am just building a play/jump bike. I currently ride a full susser(i-drive) which I am changing for a Foes FXR this year and a Schwinn Homegrown Factory XC hardtail.

The Schwinn is fabulous to ride, I have found a cheap 150 (new/2001)small frame which would be ok for size. Has anyone used a Homegrown for Jump/play use? Will it cope with some 100mm DJ3's?

If not then what do you lot suggest..Spech p2, Coyote???

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I wouldnt auggest the Homegrown for a jump/ play bike, jsut because its so light, generally, you sacrifice weight for strength on a jump bike, and i think the homegrown is very light and meant for pure xc use (is that the 2.9lb frame?) Personally, i would suggest a burlier frame, if your looking in the 150 range for a frame I would suggest a DMR Sidekick or one of those Brand X or Blunt frames, the blunt frame on CRC looks nice ( black paint with silver flames, for 95 you cant fault that, although i dont know what it will ride like..

If you have over 150 range I would suggest a DMR frame (sorry, i love them ) Or something from Kona (scrap Shred) I wasnt aware you could buy a P2 frame only, but you can probably pick up an 04 P3 for close to 200
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I know people who would pimp slap you into next week for using a Homegrown frame for Jumping. It's an XC frame primarily for race duty.
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Ooooooohhhhhhhhh Noooooooooooooooo!
1. A Homegrown is a very light XC frame. One of the lightest ever made. Would you 4-wheel a Ferrari?

2. They are becoming hard to find. It would be a waste, in my obviously subjective opinion, to lose one to breakage due to being used for something it can't handle.


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Originally Posted by Raiyn
I know people who would pimp slap you into next week for using a Homegrown frame for Jumping. It's an XC frame primarily for race duty.

Count me as one of those!

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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
Count me as one of those!

I would have to use my Moderator powers for BAD!
Let's just say I'm not mentioning this to my better half's brother.
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Ok guys thanks for your thoughts!

My Homegrown is my baby, but a while ago I read of some guys jumping them.....so maybe looking for an excuse for another Homegrown.... I'll have a look on CRC...What DMR are you riding Cornish rider?
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Im riding my baby A Single speed DMR Rhythm, i would suggest a Sidekick for you, you can pick them up dirt cheap for what they are, i would suggest a Ryhtym, but you need 24 inch wheels for it, so the side kicks geometry isnt much different really, the seattube is about 1 cm longer, and i think the top tube is slightly shorter maybe, but shouldnt make much difference, and the DMR's ride like a dream on wheels
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