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    Diamondback Mason Frame....where to buy?

    The new Mason frame looks like the best bike of 2013 to me. I left 29ers because there were so few slack frames. I bought a 26" wheeled spec enduro that's slacked out to 66.3 degrees and its the business. However, part of me has a love for the 29" wheel and the Mason looks like the ultimate 9r to me. I can't find the mason frame for sale anywhere. The only place that has a complete build is Jenson but I'm not feelin that build. I wanna do my own deal. Anyone know where I can get a bare frameset? It says on the DB website that it comes with an adjustable seatpost, headset ect. which I'd imagine would cost more than a bare frame. I want a naked frame!

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    Have you considered buying the frame they copied ?

    Yelli Screamy - the 29er that handles like a 26" mountain bike frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Have you considered buying the frame they copied ?

    Yelli Screamy - the 29er that handles like a 26" mountain bike frame
    One can say Canfield copied the Misfit Dissent frame but with much slacker angles.

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    The mason is more slack and supports a 140mm fork that's why I prefer it over the yelli.

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    The mason also has a 142 rear axle. I upgraded to the 142 on my yeti and it makes a huge difference.

    Still waiting for my complete mason to be shipped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmattmatthew View Post
    The mason also has a 142 rear axle. I upgraded to the 142 on my yeti and it makes a huge difference.

    Still waiting for my complete mason to be shipped...

    Bingo. The mason has all the features 29ers have lacked to cross into an all mountain bike. I anticipate it being the stiffest 9r out there. I've owned a couple 9rs and always hated how much they flex when it gets rocky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveagibsonsg View Post
    The mason is more slack and supports a 140mm fork that's why I prefer it over the yelli.
    did you have any luck finding this frame? BTW, yelli definately can handle 140mm fork

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    Yep I did. I can get it direct from DB for 450$ including a dropper post. I can also get the complete build for 1500. I'll be purchasing the complete build once it becomes available.

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    Re: Diamondback Mason Frame....where to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveagibsonsg View Post
    Yep I did. I can get it direct from DB for 450$ including a dropper post. I can also get the complete build for 1500. I'll be purchasing the complete build once it becomes available.
    That's an awesome price for either. I have a set of wheels that are 142x12 but not convertible so I'm looking for a frame to put them on if I can't sell them. If I sell them I'll probably buy a dropper post for my yelli

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    I didn't see anywhere to purchase them on DB's site. Did you just call them up and talk with them about buying it direct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptkevin View Post
    I didn't see anywhere to purchase them on DB's site. Did you just call them up and talk with them about buying it direct?
    It's a specialized program only offered to VIP members who pay memberships through corporate companies.

    My Mason complete is in the mail right now! So excited.

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    Re: Diamondback Mason Frame....where to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveagibsonsg View Post
    It's a specialized program only offered to VIP members who pay memberships through corporate companies.

    My Mason complete is in the mail right now! So excited.
    So what your saying is we gotta send our $450 through you to get one?

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    what special program are you using to get that deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveagibsonsg View Post
    It's a specialized program only offered to VIP members who pay memberships through corporate companies.

    My Mason complete is in the mail right now! So excited.
    Most of those programs also ask that you not divulge your special pricing...
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    Those frames look sweet. Just saw one on ebay but didn't last long.

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