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    27.5 XC hardtail frame list with 142 rear spacing

    Hi all. I'd like to get a list going of standard 27.5 frames (not 27.5+), XC or light trail, that have 142 rear spacing (non-boost). Prefer carbon, but would like to learn of Ti and aluminum options too. Please add if you know of some. I'll start with:

    Santa Cruz Highball (2017 or earlier)
    Pivot Les (2017 or earlier)
    Scott Scale (2017 or earlier)
    Giant XTC Advanced (2017 or earlier)
    Lynskey?
    Others?

    Thanks all, I realize if you go back too many years rear spacing would be 135.

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    I believe Lynskey is all boost spacing now.

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    The Jamis Dragon Pro and Focus Raven 27R are a little more upright riding bikes. The raven is 100mm 69.5 hta and the dragon is 120 68.5 hta. Both went from qr to thru axle around like 14 or 15. The dragon frame is 853 and weighs like 4.5 lbs but jamis bikes steel bikes are known to be compliant and super durable. All of these can be found for good prices. A more expensive option would be a custom steel frame. The biggest thing is going to be finding the right geometry for the trails you want to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockadile View Post
    I believe Lynskey is all boost spacing now.
    Chainreaction has 142 on close out right now.

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    Thanks, didn't know about Focus Raven and the Lynskey frames are tempting on chainreaction. I actually have a 27.5 Highball with a fair amount of component upgrades, just planning for a couple options:

    1. Use my takeoff wheels/stuff to build another bike, possibly as a gift.
    2. Plan for the day that I need to replace my frame. Lifetime warranty, but Santa Cruz has moved to Boost on everything (and no longer has a 27.5 Highball).

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    The made in Chattanooga TN ti bike with a lifetime warranty is pretty tough to beat at 1200. I would venture to guess even if you messed up a tube in a wreck they could fix it for you. The 700 aren't of the same quality and I think actually use some Al.

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    Found another one: Jamis Nemesis 27.5. Per Jamis site, current bike has 12x142 rear spacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenlegs View Post
    Found another one: Jamis Nemesis 27.5. Per Jamis site, current bike has 12x142 rear spacing.
    Jamis steel has a fantastic reputation but their carbon doesn't have the best reputation.

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