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Thread: What hardtail frame- 150(ish)mm, 650b

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    Default What hardtail frame- 150(ish)mm, 650b

    I have a set of x-Fusion vengeance forks sitting around along with plenty of other spares and Iím thinking I should build up a hardtail. What frame recommendations have you got. Donít want to spend a rack of cash

    I can squeeze a 650b x 2.4 highroller II into the forks so this is the starting point. The forks are adjustable between 170mm and 100mm in 10mm steps. They are currently at 150mm and something in this region would be good. They have a straight steerer.

    It would be something to complement my Medium Strive Race. I like a reasonably long top tube, a similar reach to the Strive would be great. It would be mainly for riding in the Sydney area (Sutherland is local)

    Anyone seen any bargains out there that would fit the bill


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    These are on special:

    https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROO456...e-45650b-frame

    Not sure how the price would work out, but given its already cheapish, could make a nice build.

    edit: argh, shipping is the same prices as the frame :(


    If you had the money though, Cotic BFe or Orange P7

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    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/a.../rp-prod145972

    $214 inc free delivery, 135mm QR hub spacing too which would suit the spare wheels I've got initially

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    Nukeproof Scout
    Not sure if they're still going cheap through CRC but can recommend.
    Works great with a 150mm and room for biggish rubber in the frame.

    EDIT: they're onto the 2018 models, not the bargain they were and now gone boost too.
    The Marley looks good for the coin though
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    Step one: spend cash on rack

    Step two: sell rack at vinyl room

    Step three: use money made to buy a cotic bfe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

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    Cant go wrong with the nukeproof scout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfzrZJyHOqA&app=desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra Lord View Post
    Step one: spend cash on rack

    Step two: sell rack at vinyl room

    Step three: use money made to buy a cotic bfe.
    Had a BFe too.
    Great bike, super versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianganderton View Post
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/a.../rp-prod145972

    $214 inc free delivery, 135mm QR hub spacing too which would suit the spare wheels I've got initially
    I love mine. It's great trail bike, I also race Downhill on it. Super stable and fun. I ride one size smaller than recommended to keep it nimble

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    No complaints with my 2017 Ragley MmmBop frame!
    Running a 160 fork, but it's designed around 150.
    If I rode a fixie and nobody saw it, was it still cool?

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