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 Post subject: Hard Hitting Hard Tails
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Afternoon All

I have been collecting parts for a FSR build that I am loosing interest in.

I want to try a hard hitting hard tail with a 19" Frame but can't find anything on my shortlist: Chute, Roast, Chameleon, Stiffee, Rumble, Ridge, Moho.

My preference seems to be Aluminium but this is not cast in stone rather a perception of desired ridgidity. My intended use is a mixture of xc, trails and downhill. Being no featherweight, I want a frame up to the task

Before I throw in the towel is there anything else I should consider?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:49 pm 
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On one carbon 456, fantastic frame especially when paired up with a good 140/150 mm fork.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:18 pm 
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http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/BFe

the new Cotic Bfe has a 44mm head tube and dropper post compatibility it looks nails :-) I am toying with the idea of one of these myself


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Agree with the bfe as an option, ive fancied one for ages but i don't needed 2 long travel hard trails !


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Dialled Alpine and Prince Albert, Chumba HX-1, DMR's, Azonic's, Evil Sovereign, Transition Trans AM, Ragley Troof, I'm sure I'll think of some more.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:04 pm 
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ahem GT ZASKAR :D :D

I just stripped a marin rocky ridge easton elite frame 19" frame weighs 1900 grames


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:01 pm 
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2souls Slim Jim or Quarterhorse


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Someone on here was selling a really nice Chuck frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:21 am 
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I'm smitten with my Norco Torrent, 150-12 rear though.

Mine is a 2004, they are super strong, a reasonable weight and can be had really cheaply


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:17 am 
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I'd definitely consider a Chameleon....I've had three, my last one was a large with 140mm Van R's, Hone cranks, Saint brakes etc and it took everything I threw at it....cross country loops, all days rides in the peaks, mucking about on jumps and DH runs in my local woods etc.

It was pretty light and plenty stiff enough (could be a bit wearing on a really long ride).

The NS Surge has had good reviews as well if you fancy steel.


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