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    Planet X Dirty Harry

    Looks pretty nice if you fancy something light and racey

    Planet X Dirty Harry 29er MTB Disc Frame £499.99


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    Don't get it

    Isn't Planet-X and On-One the same thing ? One for road/urban bikes and stuff and other one for mtb.
    Does that mean Lurcher is definitively kaputt-muerte-dead now ?

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    I would at least expect a "Callahan" sticker on the downtube

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    is there a weight limit for either dirty harry or lurcher?
    what about tire clearance on the planet-x version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_cycle View Post
    is there a weight limit for either dirty harry or lurcher?
    what about tire clearance on the planet-x version.
    Lurcher no.
    Harry, yes. Let's say 240lb. That seems reasonable.

    Tyre clearance is good. We haven't found anything too big to fit yet, but will keep trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brant View Post
    Lurcher no.
    Harry, yes. Let's say 240lb. That seems reasonable.

    Tyre clearance is good. We haven't found anything too big to fit yet, but will keep trying.
    Hi,
    Do you have a gestimate on weight of Harry?

    Thanks

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    Hey Brant

    Any weights for a med size frame? Also what BB type will it be.

    This is a much better looking frame than the pregnant looking On One Race and Lurcher.
    Its also one of the few frames I've seen with short chainstays and steep HTA. Should be and XC weapon.
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    Weight for medium now up:

    Planet X Dirty Harry 29er MTB Disc Frame £499.99

    1158g
    Lapierre XR29ei, Chris King LB Carbon, XTR 1 X 10
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    Nice! Real Nice ...

    Frame looks sweet.

    The geometry on the fork seems a bit wordy. Geo chart states it is based on a fully extended 80mm travel fork (486mm?). The description states works best with 100mm fork ... I know a 100mm fork (506mm) will sag to about a fully extended 80mm fork.

    In any case looks nice ... real race bike....loooong top tube... stays are a great length.

    Sweet price!

    Keep up the great work ... I am still waiting for the Lurcher
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    i like it. great geo, light weight. reasonable price

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    No SS option? No bueno.
    Something with wheels and brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickt3030 View Post
    No SS option? No bueno.
    Ditto. The Carbon SS choices are severely lacking. Actually, at this point anything besides a steel SS and the pickins get slim.

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    are these gonna make it state side?

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    I wish they still made trials frames and forks.
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    Has anyone tried this bike?

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    just ordered one in medium. will post some pics when i get it.
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    really wanna see one of these things...

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    jut got mine. 2pound 10 oz frame weight. looks good. great value at $799.
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    <a href="http://s384.photobucket.com/albums/oo285/tony110672/?action=view&amp;current=planetxbike005.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo285/tony110672/planetxbike005.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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    I dig that, do you have a weight yet?

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    frame weight is 2lb 10oz. still a couple parts being swapped around but it was 18lb 9oz as seen in photos. I have a sid xx fork that i will be swapping back and forth so i guess 20.5 ish with suspension. i also just exchanged the niner carbon fork for an rdo fork with 15mm axle and converting the front wheel for that so that may add alittle. pieced it together with some deals I found here and there and some ebay deals. stem is the only used part. full sram XO 2x10 , american classic race wheelset with tubeless rocket ron tires, easton carbon post and bars, easton stem, eggbeater 3's. still waiting on a white selle italia saddle and white lock on grips. built for under $3800 with both forks.
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    Wow, not bad at all. I am looking for a cheap HT and this looks like the ticket..I look forward to a ride report!

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    planet X dirty harry ride report. what a great bike for the money. I have 2 friends with niner air9 carbon's one an rdo. are the niners better looking bikes, 100%. are they over twice as nice looking, maybe. Does my $799 frame ride almost as well as there $2000 frames, YES. I honestly did not have super high expectations and was real close to pulling the trigger on an RDO. I am so glad I didn't. I have ridden all 3 bikes back to back to back. Don't get me wrong the RDO is super nice. It is alittle more complaint alittle lighter(my buddy does have it built up as a $6000 plus bike) but really isn't that much different. we both ride mediums and the geometry is almost identical. My only complains are the decals and the non internel cable routing but for what I saved I can live with both. If you want a light super stiff no frills carbon frame for $800 bucks you can't go wrong. plus only took a week and a half to get to me from england.
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    Could some more owners post up reviews. Keen to get one of these frames when they come back in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    ...Geo chart states it is based on a fully extended 80mm travel fork (486mm?). The description states works best with 100mm fork ... I know a 100mm fork (506mm) will sag to about a fully extended 80mm fork.
    Was wondering about this too. As well, the diagram shows "G" as the BB drop measurement, but chart lists is as standover height.

    I'm sure SO measurement is important for some folks, but where is the BB height info? This isn't a big deal for companies like Trek, Specialized and Giant because you can find these for sale fairly close by and have a look yourself. But as these aren't available easily for most to test ride, a would-be buyer like myself only has a tape measure to work with. Since I have a 29er now, I can compare some of the measurements. It would be ideal if their info was more complete and less mysterious; it's a great price for a frame that fits, but I can't see using just their posted information to buy a frame because I can't be sure. Brant, can you get someone to tidy it up? Someone there must have one built already that could be measured easily enough, no?
    Great prices - some sweet vintage stuff: http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...product=101010

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    Planet X - Dirty Harry (Large)


    Just built her up. She went together pretty darn well for a smaller on-line only brand. The matte dark gray finish is good, BB and headset went in smooth. I built it with a combination of parts lying around and some new stuff since I never owned a 29er before. My other XC bike has 170mm of travel The only real issue, and it was minor, was some of the cable bosses didn't fit housing ends well. I had to dremel the FD boss on the seatube to fit the housing in properly. Minor, since it only took a couple minutes to resolve and. I really like the carbon look without graphics although I was torn with their latest paint jobs looking pretty darn pimp. The sticker kit was black, which was pretty much impossible to see any detail out of. You couldn't read the headbadge when I stuck it on. I decided that just the "X", all alone on the headtube, was tasteful in lieu of a nicer headbadge.

    As you can tell, I like all my bikes setup with shorter stems and adjustable seatposts and going with the large, a straight post, and a 70mm stem makes this bike feel just right for my 5'10" build... Fork is 110mm Reba.

    Weighed the frame at 1170g.

    Can't post a full review yet, but I just put in her first ride....14.6 miles with 2300' vert...I was feeling pretty beat from a week of no sleep or exercise, but it was great to be out on a fast bike. Other then some demos leading up to this purchase, this was my 1st HT since '98 so take that into account. 1st off this thing is STIFF. I'm glad I put an Arch EX in back because anything lighter I would worry about with my love for throwing the bike around. I could feel a hint of wheel flex, but never frame flex. It was a tad more compliant than the aluminum HT's I tried, but very similar stiff feel to the Highball C I demoed at interbike. I wish the Headtube was a tad shorter cause I would put bars lower but as it is the brake levers will hit the TT on a spin. It's a nitpick and won't stop me from having a ton of fun on the bike. It cornered really, really well, and I'm not a guy who stays connected to his bike in turns. I was dragging the bars through the brush leaning it over so far. I need to adapt on the local "flow" trail because this thing could easily boost way higher than what I'm used to and I was overshooting every landing. I need to adjust the fork a bit softer so I use all the travel. When all you have is 110mm you need all of it to rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony110672 View Post
    <a href="http://s384.photobucket.com/albums/oo285/tony110672/?action=view&current=planetxbike005.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo285/tony110672/planetxbike005.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    Any chance you could measure your BB height and the HT or ST angle with the Niner fork? Greatly appreciated!

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    any updates on these frames?
    did you guys have to face the headset or face/chase the BB?
    I ordered one in Pink! planning on running it singlespeed with a tensioner.

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    Just ordered this in pink of course! Going to swap it out with the current niner Emd Frame. I may need to change my wheel color though.. hmm.


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    Looks great! Can you tell me the rear spacing of the frame please? Is it 135mm or 142mm? Can you also confirm the max tyre width? Cheers!

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    just got mine today & the brakes and headset I ordered didnt fit.. thinking of going with the XT brakes or maybe something one step down from it. What brakes did you guys go with & did you need to use a mount bracket of some sort? LBS got the headset issue figured out (i hope!). First longer race is on Saturday, so I'm on a time crunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie785 View Post
    just got mine today & the brakes and headset I ordered didnt fit.. thinking of going with the XT brakes or maybe something one step down from it. What brakes did you guys go with & did you need to use a mount bracket of some sort? LBS got the headset issue figured out (i hope!). First longer race is on Saturday, so I'm on a time crunch
    I'm using this headset:
    Amazon.com: FSA Orbit C-40 Integrated Tapered Headset: Sports & Outdoors
    and it required a very thin shim between the top race and the top cap to prevent the top cap from binding on the top of the frame. I scrounged the shim from the shop's parts bin, and they had a bunch of them which makes me think they were shims from certain cranksets/bb or other headsets.

    I'm using Shimano XT M785 brakes, no bracket required, no issues so far.

    FWIW I only have 3 rides/100 miles on the frame as of now. full review and pics coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levinator View Post
    Looks great! Can you tell me the rear spacing of the frame please? Is it 135mm or 142mm? Can you also confirm the max tyre width? Cheers!
    rear spacing is 135mm. I'm running a Continental Race King 2.2 on the rear with plenty of mud clearance. I might swap that for a Racing Ralph 2.4 for wet races, and I think it will fit.

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    I post a query with On one/planet x and they replied that the headset measurements is 41.8mm top, 52mm bottom, fully integrated.
    I'm interested in getting this frame but now thinking hard coz I can't put CK headset on it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka_Noli View Post
    I post a query with On one/planet x and they replied that the headset measurements is 41.8mm top, 52mm bottom, fully integrated.
    I'm interested in getting this frame but now thinking hard coz I can't put CK headset on it..
    this is old, but chris king once expressed their disapproval of integrated headests: http://chrisking.com/files/pdfs/Int2...sExplained.pdf
    they still don't make them though, so I assume they still feel that way.

    FWIW I think Niner uses integrated headsets on their high end frames, and those seem to be very popular. I've never heard any Niner owners at Michigan races complain about headset issues

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    Thanks for the info! The headset I ordered per the shops recommendations was the cf-40 and I also went w the xt brakes, so we should be in business.

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    Finished up the Dirty Harry last night. I was happy to see the pink wasn't too super neon. The frame arrived in about 5 business days with regular shipping. I had some issues with the headset, so I ended up going with the FSA CF-40 per my LBS recommendations. My Juicy 3 brakes did not fit either, but I think all I needed was a 180 adapter for the rear. I just broke down and ordered XT785s instead. They went n smoothly. The total weight is 24.3 lbs using just my regular scale and weighing twice, subtracting the two numbers with me and then me holding the bike.
    Build list as follows:
    Planet X Dirty Harry Frame
    Truvativ carbon bars (710)
    Deore shifters/deraileurs/cassette 2x9
    Truvative Carbon Crank
    Truvativ Carbon seat post
    Mavic Crossmax wheels
    heavy leftover tires from my hubby's random stash. I think there's an ardent and some other rando on there
    Rockshox Reba RL fork - I think I can loose quite a bit of weight upgrading this fella.


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    dirty harry frame - 1300g (large)

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    Is it me or does the Dirty Harry posted on the On-one site and in the vid look like it's running 120mm forks?




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    Hye!
    I have bought a Dirty Harry frame.
    I would like to install with FSA K-Force Light crankset and FSA BB9200 bottom bracket.
    The crankset and the bb. was used in a specialized epic 29er frame with a spacer on the drive side and it was also 73mm wide.
    Is that possible that Dirty Harry need another (one more on the other side or a bigger) spacer on the bb?
    Thanks!
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    I also just bought the frame and while it's being shipped i'm trying to gather all of the other parts necessary to make the build. I know that some people had issues fitting certain brakes in the rear of this frame.
    Does anyone know if Avid Juicy Ultimates will fit in the rear and can I with 180mm rotors or do I need 160mm?

    Appreciate the help.

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    Hye!
    I used a 160mm Avid Elixir brake rear with an epic 29er frame, and I changed to Dirty Harry frame. I put the brake system on the new frame. And I had to get out the big spacer from between the frame and the brake and had to put a smaller one, so I think originally it's for 180mm.

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    Thanks. Good to know.
    Anyone else running 180mm discs on Harry?

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    I finally got to build it last weekend.
    It's a large frame with most of the parts transferred from my old Moto.
    23.8lb with heavy M520 SPDs.
    Really happy with how this turned out. I'm just a bit worried that the frame will not be able to clear anything over 32t front chainring on my 1x setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallymaniac View Post
    I finally got to build it last weekend.
    It's a large frame with most of the parts transferred from my old Moto.
    Was your old Moto by chance a Fly TI? That is the other frame I am considering, so would love to hear a comparison of the ride feel of that and the Dirty Harry.

    Quote Originally Posted by rallymaniac View Post
    I'm just a bit worried that the frame will not be able to clear anything over 32t front chainring on my 1x setup.
    That is a little concerning. What crankset and ring are you using?

    Thanks!

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