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    budget 27.5 plus frame (boost spacing/hard tail)

    Hey guys, looking to put a bike together for my girl friend. Whats a decent budget 27.5 plus frame (must be boost spacing)

    I was looking at NS bikes, but they dont list any hard tails with boost spacing.

    Thanks in advance!

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    ^^^You could look at this one>27.5+/29+ compatible frame CS-496 - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd
    Have purchase a couple of frames from Peter and they've been very reliable.

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    What do you consider 'budget'?

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    Loving mine.. Dartmoor Primal Plus. Bought my frame from ebay for about $220.

    PRIMAL PLUS | D A R T M O O R

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    What do you consider 'budget'?
    Well, considering NS are about 300.00 I would like to keep it in that area. And it does look like the Djambo is boost spacing, so might go with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Loving mine.. Dartmoor Primal Plus. Bought my frame from ebay for about $220.

    PRIMAL PLUS | D A R T M O O R

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    nice, Ill check this out as well!

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    Not quite that cheap, but have a look at the RSD Sergeant. If you need a small, last years model is on sale for about $350.

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    budget frame

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Pierce View Post
    Hey guys, looking to put a bike together for my girl friend. Whats a decent budget 27.5 plus frame (must be boost spacing)

    I was looking at NS bikes, but they dont list any hard tails with boost spacing.

    Thanks in advance!
    Hello I have the 2016 NS Djambo frame and I can can confirm that has no boost BUT the new 2017 version HAS boost spacing. ( and also can be converted to 29 easily )
    Now I upgraded to a new frame and went with the Sonder Trasmitter (old model, which was on offer at 199 pounds inyětead of 299 ). New model has brighrer colours and minimal geometry changes.

    https://www.alpkit.com/sonder/bikes/...ter-frame-only

    and it has boost spacing, is lighter than the NS and also a bit more comfortable since tubing dimensions have been designed to flex in the right spots. NS is a nice frame but its tubes are very chunky and not forgiving, even with plus tires you can feel it is a bit of a harsh ride.
    With bot frames , though, I wouldn't go over 2,8 in the rear since clearance is not that big. Strangely, the 2016 NS I have which has 142 spacing has more room for rear tire than the Sonder frame which has boost spacing. Don't know if you can over 2,8 with the new 2017 NS Djambo frame, but from the pics of frame, it looks it has more room than mine. Ah last thing, I think rear axle system is better on the Sonder, which is secured by a simple lever and safe , on the NS , you need two different allen keys to dismount the axle.
    I have the 16 ( small ) size on both frames, and the Sonder is 5mm longer but more or less same size. . I am 5,75 tall and both fit well for me. I woudln't go with the medium.Bye

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    +1 for the Primal. You'd be hard pressed to find a better frame at that price.

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    Ended up going with the NS Bikes Djambo. Should be here today. I cant wait to start building it up.

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