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    140-145mm hardtail frames

    any good and cheap hardtail frames out there that take a 140ish fork? mostly trail riding and a few drops. nothing to crazy. iscg mounts a plus. clearance in the rear for fat tires would be nice too

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    Santa Cruz Chameloen

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    Surly Instigator. Technically made for about a 130, but lots of people running much longer than that.

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    Chumba HX1.

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    Transition has studied his new am hardtail frame around forks with 140 mm of travel, such as Rock Shox Pike or new Revelation.
    Another very interesting frame may be the Onone.
    Cheers! ;-)

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    Steel:

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    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Cove Stiffee
    Transition Vagrant (have to search for this one)
    Marin Rocky Ridge/B17 (Again search for this one)
    Sinister Ridge

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    Soul Icon... actually designed for a 130mm fork but I bet a 140mm Pike would work just fine on it. www.ridesoul.com
    i ride bikes

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    Quite happy with my new Banshee Viento which can take on 100-160mm. Currently use it with a 140mm Van RLC. Frame is stiff but has a very forgiving ride for an aluminum frame.

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    NS Society here...though I've got a 130mm Minute MRD on mine.

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    I went with a specialized enduro pro HT. I love it!

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    NS Surge, steel, built for FR, 140mm fork, CHEAP...
    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

    http://www.mtbcut.tv

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    MADE in AMERICA (Bellows Falls, VT to be exact)
    Handmade by the best welder in the Business (FTW)
    Runs big tires (2.6).
    Looks Great and will last longer than it's rider...


    Why it's the Sinister Ridge! (or Simon Bar-the only true ALL-MOUNTAIn 29er Hard Tail!).

    Honestly, it's unbelievable that you can get craftsman/boutique quality at this price!

    I run mine with a PIKE....and I do find that the adjustable travel feature pays big dividends on an all-mountain hard tail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly_hank
    Soul Icon... actually designed for a 130mm fork but I bet a 140mm Pike would work just fine on it. www.ridesoul.com

    Actually, not designed around a 130mm fork. I got this email earlier today:

    The frame is built around a 100mm fork at 20% sag. This translates to a 455mm axle to crown measurement. A pike would work great. Even a fork at 140/150mm will work. The issue is that the head angle opens up to around 66.5 when you get into the 150mm range. None of these forks will void the warranty.

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    Jamis Komodos go pretty cheap. Saw one on Pinkbike earlier this week.

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    I do like my Chameleon
    2007'ish Heckler and 2006 Chameleon
    If anyone needs the help of a prototype/custom machinist let me know.

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