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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:57 pm 
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My lad has my old Cube hard tail race bike 26inch, it's a good spec of XT and SLX, decent wheels, Reba forks etc. I recently bought myself my first full suss and he now has bike envy and wants a full suss like his dad.

Not wanting to spend £££s, and would want to use the Cube Ltd SL as a donar for parts.

If I am scanning eBay etc, what models would you recommend, something light, short travel, 26inch, XC style and that will take a tapered fork and standard QR.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:16 pm 
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Giant Anthem: https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2335928/

Won't find a better XC FS frame for the money I'd say.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:20 am 
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Giant trance. Ive got an old 2007 one and love it to bits.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:43 am 
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Have a look at Merida, 2nd largest manufacturer in the world, very good bikes their 96 model rides very well according to my boss who had 2 of them

As for quality all new merida’s come with a lifetime warranty, which speaks volumes


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Giant Anthem all day.Nothing else comes close.Ive got an x2 and it will do pretty much everything.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:29 pm 
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I selling my Scott Genius 20 Carbon Frame "set"- £250 gets it

Mind you its got a handle bar Lock/Open/Traction Control - so this would reverse the envy. straight steerer....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Frame size/wheel size?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Wheels are 26"
Frame is TT 21"
Seat tube (to top of seat clamp) 20"

in the photo the seat is set to 31" from BB

it builds very light - as it stands in the photo 11KG -and those wheels are nothing special

Your forks wont fit though (straight headtube) but I would let you have the fox Talas in exchange for you reba's?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Sorry, far to big, looking for small/medium.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:55 pm 
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I've got an s works enduro from 06 I believe. I can't remember the size, but it is probably around 18 inch. I'm part way through returning it. Frame is in good shape, only a few cosmetic arks as you'd expect. When I bought it, it was fitted with the fox brain shock, but that needed a service and so a bit of research later, decided to get a more modern shock for it instead (I've got fox or rs, as I like to match forks and shocks, and wasn't sure which forks I'd use).

Some of the bearings were a bit rough so I've stripped out the old and have a full replacement set to fit, which I've not got around to yet.

If it's of any interest, let me know and I can measure the frame and grab some pics.

The only reason it's not rebuilt is I've decided to cull a fair chunk of my collection of bikes and projects as I'm going to be losing my garage in the near future as part of a building project, so I'll have a lot less space to store bikes and need to get down to a manageable number of bikes I ride, rather than enjoy owning.


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