View Poll Results: Yelli Screamy, Honzo or Slim Jim?

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    18 40.91%
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  • 2 Souls Slim Jim

    8 18.18%
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    Yelli Screamy/Honzo/Slim Jim

    So - which would you pick and why?
    For general riding with 120mm fork, 1x10. To compliment a Nimble 9 (rigid and ss).
    In UK so Honzo easily cheapest, SJ and YS similar in price. YS is lighter.

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    Curious why you need to compliment the Nimble 9

    Isn't the N9 pretty similar to the Yelli and Honzo? What are your goals behind getting another bike in addition to the N9? I would vote Yelli if you were to have that geared and have the N9 built up as a rigid SS. I simply like the N9 geometry and Yelli is the same.

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    Want a geared bike with suspension to compliment rigid ss. I also have a set of 120mm tapered Rebas doing nothing :-)

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    Not that I have a lot of experience, but I love my steel hardtail and have a hard time imagining ever buying an aluminum one. I love the way the Yelli Screamy looks, but I'd pick a steel (or titanium) frame for an all-mountain hardtail.

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    Kingdom Bikes is on my radar at the moment, either carbon or titanium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E View Post
    Kingdom Bikes is on my radar at the moment, either carbon or titanium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E View Post
    Kingdom Bikes is on my radar at the moment, either carbon or titanium.
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    I'm after something now - also starting to stretch the budget a little.

    Anyone ridden a Y-S and Honzo to compare?

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    I haven't but I do know that I'm still in love with my Yelli after a year of owning it. Someone said that the new bike stoke never goes away with the Yelli and I think that sums it up pretty well.
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    Not mentioned, but the Banshee Paradox might be worth a look. The 2012 comes with a tapered headtube and is similar to the other frames you're looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amishscum View Post
    Not mentioned, but the Banshee Paradox might be worth a look. The 2012 comes with a tapered headtube and is similar to the other frames you're looking at.
    True - not sure the 2012 frames are available over here though?

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    I was in the similar position recently, but also looked at the Chromag Surface and Transition TransAM. Not a big fan of aluminum for a hardtail.

    For what it's worth, I have decided on the Kona Honzo frame. Shortest chainstays, nice geometry that fits what I'm looking for, lifetime warranty, and I know what to expect from Kona as I have a Stinky too.

    So I would pick up the Honzo if I was you, but if the 2Souls Slim Jim and the Canfield Yelli Screamy in the UK is the same price, I would jump on the 2Souls Slim Jim, that's a no brainer. The design is awesome!!!

    I was set on the 2Souls QH/Slim Jim, but no XXL yet, plus with duties and customs, I feel I got a screaming deal when I paid $475 for my Honzo. If the XXL will eventually happen, I will be ordering the QH for sure.

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    My vote goes to the Yelli Screamy.
    I heard Chuck Norris has one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    I haven't but I do know that I'm still in love with my Yelli after a year of owning it. Someone said that the new bike stoke never goes away with the Yelli and I think that sums it up pretty well.
    Yes.

    The new bike stoke is felt every time I climb aboard the Yelli. A Happy Fun bike if ever there was one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    I haven't but I do know that I'm still in love with my Yelli after a year of owning it. Someone said that the new bike stoke never goes away with the Yelli and I think that sums it up pretty well.
    I still love this damned bike. Sold my favorite bike ever because I never rode it anymore (thanks to the Yelli).
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    I'm still on the original Nimble9 sample. I love this thing. It has been my everyday ride and I can't think of a bike I would replace it with. I haven't kept a bike for this long since we started building bikes. The Yelli has the same geo = FUN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    I'm still on the original Nimble9 sample. I love this thing. It has been my everyday ride and I can't think of a bike I would replace it with. I haven't kept a bike for this long since we started building bikes. The Yelli has the same geo = FUN!
    That was my thinking - but the Honzo is 200 cheaper over here and the SlimJIm almost 100 cheaper. I was all set to get the Y-S until I saw these options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    That was my thinking - but the Honzo is 200 cheaper over here and the SlimJIm almost 100 cheaper. I was all set to get the Y-S until I saw these options
    That's crazy! The Honzo lists for $539 here, the Canfields both for $650, TransAM for $699, and I was looking at about $1200+ for the 2Souls Slim JIm to be shipped to the USA.

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    I have never dealt with Kona and don't have a clue who 2 Souls is, but I have had the opportunity to deal with Canfield. Purely based on customer services, I'd go Canfield any day over any other choice, plus it's great that they have a nice product too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    I have never dealt with Kona and don't have a clue who 2 Souls is, but I have had the opportunity to deal with Canfield. Purely based on customer services, I'd go Canfield any day over any other choice, plus it's great that they have a nice product too.
    These guys.

    Pretty badass design.

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    Based on my few experiences with the Yelli, it is killer bike. I can't wait until I complete mine.
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    Some months ago I started searching a 29er Allmountain Frame made out of steel, with an aggressive geometry (low front, slack head angle, super short chainstays) and singlespeed-compatible dropouts (maximum verstitality).

    Things I don't like:

    Yelli Screamy: Aluminium Frame, not singlespeed-compatible, expensive in continental Europe
    Honzo: cheapo tubeset, bent seattube, kinda mainstream, maybe the top tube is too high (brake levers), avaiability in continental Europe

    Nevertheless these are fun bikes for sure. I went for the 2 Souls for several reasons:

    Reynolds 853 tubeset
    super short chainstays
    great and unique solution for the seat-tube
    (my) dream-geometry
    nice and super friendly team, I had contact with almost all of them
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    I absolutely love my Yelli, but given your location I'd second the recommendation of checking out the Mythic (aka Banshee) Paradox. Post a thread in the Banshee forum to inquire about the UK availability.

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    I'd just buy the cheapest if I were you. It will minimise the loss when you sell it

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_uk View Post
    I'd just buy the cheapest if I were you. It will minimise the loss when you sell it
    In process of ordering - I'll reveal choice when I've got it.

    Cheers for all the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    In process of ordering - I'll reveal choice when I've got it.

    Cheers for all the comments.
    You should have just traded me your Jones for my Yelli.

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