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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:50 am 
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For no good reason, I've started to think I might want a full suspension bike as my next project. Nothing strictly new, but probably not a retro as I want to run discs all round & a modern group.

With this said, what bargain frames are there that are worth looking at that tick all of my boxes...

light-ish (xc derived rather than downhill)
rear disc
frameset sells regularly for sub £120 (ideally sub £90)
nothing hideously ugly

I'm a bit ignorant of anything made after 1999 as I drifted away from bikes for a few years so unsure of where to start.

cheers.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:51 am 
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I loved my old Salsa Caballero.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... =caballero
I'd definitely get another if I could find one.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:20 am 
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A giant AC or similar?

This really is a can of worms that can go anyway as there are of a lot of frames that fit your requirements.

Kona, specialized, giant etc. etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Late Trek Y Frames are disc tab equipped but.......you did say not ugly so maybe not :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Spesh stumpjumper fsr, marin mount vision, gt i-drive/mongoose freedrive, kona king kikapu etc


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:49 pm 
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keepan eye out on ebay, you may get lucky. I picked up a Muddyfox Rock N Roll Ultimate with some quality bits and some pap for £63! The bearings are all tight and its actually reasonably light. Ive put some smart bits on, its probably cost me £250 in all, but should be pretty decent when done.
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In that pic, the only new part was the chainset, all the other bits were within the £63. Depends if you done mind something alittle different and not that now mainstream high end now? As I know Muddyfox certainly dont build the same quality bikes anymore! :(


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Marins are plentiful, have a great reputation and are a true and tested single pivot design.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Nice marin and a nice giant in my old wanted ad

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:32 pm 
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just get a s/hand stumpy FSR, my mate has an 07 and it's ridiculously a light 120mm F&R XC weapon


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Above message = great advice


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