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Good/Great 26 XC Fullsuss Frameset
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Author:  mattrixdesign2 [ Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Good/Great 26 XC Fullsuss Frameset

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.

Author:  gradeAfailure [ 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.

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

Author:  Andy B [ 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

Author:  66 triumph daytona [ 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.

Author:  fotorat1 [ 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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Author:  mattrixdesign2 [ Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:42 pm ]
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Frame size/wheel size?

Author:  fotorat1 [ Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Good/Great 26 XC Fullsuss Frameset

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?

Author:  mattrixdesign2 [ Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:25 pm ]
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Sorry, far to big, looking for small/medium.

Author:  ishaw [ 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.

Author:  gradeAfailure [ Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:28 pm ]
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'06 Enduro isn't tapered head tube, nor is it exactly XC..! :lol:

Author:  mattrixdesign2 [ Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:07 pm ]
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Really looking for small / medium no more that 16inch.

We have both been on a ride today, and he may be changing his mind, he is thinking more plus tyred hard tail with dropper, this we could possibly be looking at buying new or at least modern (last few years).

Author:  Duxuk [ Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:57 am ]
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Give him your full suss and buy yourself something you fancy. Simple.

Author:  tufty [ Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:48 pm ]
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The boy just bought himself a spesh enduro (M5?) 2012 model. It's not really XC, he's keeping the hardtail for that, but it's proper lush and comes in at around 13 kilos wth a dropper post. It's an awful lot of "do it all" bike for the space it takes up.

Downsides? - too heavy for xc racing (although it's light enough for general xc riding and eats the downhill sections for lunch), elixir brakes are a **** to maintain, 26" boots are getting harder to find.

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