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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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    Wanted to bring this thread back to life to see if any more options have come up. I really like the Djambo but I don't see it in stock anywhere.

    I'm looking for a sub $500 27.5 plus frame to build for a friend. I like the primal as well but he's just not a fan of the paint schemes and won't budge.

    I'd prefer it not to be too slacked out (66+ degree HTA) and designed to run a
    100-130mm fork.

    Just curious to see what else is out there.

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    Salsa timberjack should be available as frame only for around 400. Boost, adjustable dropouts, takes 120-130 forks.
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    I've seen those and they seem like a pretty solid option. No one around me sells them though. Anyone selling them online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    I've seen those and they seem like a pretty solid option. No one around me sells them though. Anyone selling them online?
    Salsa is a qbp brand so many shops can just call up and order one for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    I've seen those and they seem like a pretty solid option. No one around me sells them though. Anyone selling them online?
    As far as i know, they are not allowed to be shipped as part of the dealer agreement. Universal cycles does sell them tho
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    Also, surly Karate monkey
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    2018 Nukeproof Scout 275. $350 from Chain Reaction.

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    Commencal's 2018 Meta HT should be ready now. It'll be right at $500 shipped iirc.

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    Carbon frame was able to talk him down to less than $500 from the factory

    Here's my post about it:

    Ican boost frame

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    I just order a Kona Big Honzo frame for $499.

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    Unless your shop has a timberjack in stock, the frame only option is all sold out. Just got word on that directly from Salsa after asking at Universal first. Looking to have 2019 frames by late summer.

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

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    Sharp looking bike! Is that a size small? I'm looking for someone who is 5'7" and I'm not sure whether a small or medium would work better.

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    I also found this, they sell them with free shipping on ebay but not on their own site. I emailed them some questions a few days ago but haven't gotten a response. https://prescottcyclery.com/396-tr-frame/

    Geo looks solid though I prefer shorter chainstays.

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    I'm 5' 8", and the frame is almost too small (and I prefer smaller frames). I would think at 5' 7", it should be just right. I have to check, but I think mine is a small size, I'll report back. Its also for sale, still in great condition. I'm looking to get the Hornet.

    The chain stays are actually nicely proportioned on this frame, in not sure any shorter would make much diff? It wheelies/bunnyhops nicely and corners great...

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    Btw... it is a small "17.



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    She absolutely loves her NS Djambo. For what its worth. Best investment I have made yet

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    budget 27.5 plus frame (boost spacing/hard tail)

    Editops i has already responded

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    Please check out Prescott Cyclery's 396 TR $460 frame with brake adapter, BOOST 148 x 12 through axle, and out exclusive fast is fun approach to geometry.

    https://wp.me/P8npZF-2I

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    I sent you an email, definitely interested in the frame!

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    Prescott Cyclery 396 TR

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    I sent you an email, definitely interested in the frame!
    Hi Rusty,

    Thank you for your interest. Please email me at jay.clark@prescottcyclery.com. I did not receive and email from you only this message. I am looking forward to discussing the merits of our frame with you.

    All the best,
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    Don't laugh! Just picked up a slightly used 2016 Mongoose Ruddy Comp 27.5 Plus. Mine has been modified to a 1x10. I was stunned, at the frame quality, paint, welds and attention to detail. I had know idea Mongoose made such a thing. Weighed in at 30 lbs exactly on my digital scale. Here are the specs on a 2016. I believe there is an upgraded expert "Expert" version of this bike. I paid $500 bucks. Check these out, if you can find one.

    FRAME Mongoose XC 27.5 aluminum hardtail with tapered head tube, 148 mm rear thru-axle, and post mount rear brake mounts
    FORK SR Suntour Radion 27.5+ with remote lever
    RIMS Shinning DB-X50 50 mm, tubeless-ready
    FRONT HUB VP Modus sealed bearings 110 mm
    REAR HUB VP Modus sealed bearings 148 mm with thru-axle
    SPOKES Stainless steel
    TIRES WTB TrailerBlazer 27.5 × 2.8
    PEDAL VP-501 alloy pedals
    CRANK FSA Comet 36/22T
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES3000
    CHAIN KMC Z99, 9-speed
    REAR COG Shimano HG50 9-speed
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M4000
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore RD-M592
    SHIFTERS Shimano SL-M4000 9-speed
    HANDLEBARS Double-butted 35 mm clamp 760 mm
    STEM 3D forged 6061 with 35 mm clamp
    HEADSET VP headset sealed taper
    BRAKES Promax with 180 mm rotors
    BRAKE LEVERS Promax
    SADDLE WTB Volt Comp
    SEATPOST Alloy 31.6 × 350 mm

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    How's the tire clearance on the Ruddy? It looked kind of tight in the picture I saw, even with the TB "2.8".

    Quote Originally Posted by rger8 View Post
    Don't laugh! Just picked up a slightly used 2016 Mongoose Ruddy Comp 27.5 Plus. Mine has been modified to a 1x10. I was stunned, at the frame quality, paint, welds and attention to detail. I had know idea Mongoose made such a thing. Weighed in at 30 lbs exactly on my digital scale. Here are the specs on a 2016. I believe there is an upgraded expert "Expert" version of this bike. I paid $500 bucks. Check these out, if you can find one.

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    The 2.8's have plenty of clearance. It looks like a 3.0 will fit no problem. The WTB Trail Blazer's have a square profile which I don't like. I'm thinking a more rounded profile would fit even better. I read somewhere that the "expert" Ruddy version has the same frame & indicates it can take up to 3.2" tires. Try to dig up some dirt on these, is not an easy thing.

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    Anybody got any recommendations for a complete bike? I'm trying to find something in a size large for my son, and don't have the parts or the patience to build up a frame.

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    Hi,

    Happy to help we offer three levels of build kits SS, SLX, XT and will also work with you and your budget for a complete bike built around our frame. Check us out at https://prescottcyclery.com/product-category/bicycles/

    All the best,
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    I appreciate the recommendation, but that's out of my price range. I'm looking at the DB Mason, or something else that can be had under 1K

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    A little video fun for your Tuesday!

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    My Dartmoor Primal Plus build


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