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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:57 pm 
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I am looking to start a new bike build/project and after a hardtail frame. The sort of frame i am looking must have a small top tube (21") in steel. Something that can be used all day day built light with rim brakes (hs33s) and p2s (or a 4" fork) and be able to be fun off road on singletrack

Is there a frame out there, that would suit one self. After trying numerous options. hardtail then full sus, rigid then back to full suss now rigid again. I should make up my dam mind what I want! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Not sure on top tube but otherwise a DMR sidetrack (?) would be about right.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:01 pm 
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My GT Avalanche would be pretty good like that, had the same kind of set up, 120mm forks, m4 disc braks, i think with 33's it'd of been a winner.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Coomber - dmr sidekick, if you could send me some pics and measurents. Thanks

Iwish - is that a steel avalanche


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The DMR is a good suggestion. Maybe a Kona Chute (or similar), Azonic DS1 or a Santa Cruz Chameleon. All can be had fairly cheap.


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I don't have one myself. Google some pics. They turn up regularly on ebay and forums. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:14 am 
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ok, thanks so far for the suggestions. i am trying to find a kona chute 98 with the yellow and grey. i keep checking evilbay


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:45 pm 
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simonlovell99 wrote:
Coomber - dmr sidekick, if you could send me some pics and measurents. Thanks

Iwish - is that a steel avalanche


Nope, 7075 Aluminum.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:34 am 
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Preferably light steel frame, for all day rides on road and which can be a good hoot off road on singletrack. Is there something, I have tried several options, the near best I found was a coyote ht4. Which was great, apart from being long top tube and stiff box section stays. Mainly to use with a rigid p2, but also 80/100mm fork.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:18 pm 
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Kona chute is alu, with P2s its going to be pretty rigid and you will feel it in your wrists offroad.


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