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    All Mountain 26" hardtail I can buy today?

    I need a new frame for my son's bike, 26" hardtail with an ett of 24"-~24.5" and a seat tube length of 18"~20". Normally I'd look at dropping a few hundred $$ at Bike Island but they're sold out of that size. He's a big kid (6' 1"/220lbs, 22 yo) that loves to thrash his bike so I like to buy heavier parts for his bike.

    - 26" hardtail frame
    - ett 24~24.5"
    - seat tube 18~20"
    - he has a 100mm Tora Solo Air I can mod to 120mm for now, I'd like to keep the fork for this year, even if it's not perfect

    Any suggestions? I'd like to have it early next week if possible.

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    How about an On One 456? You can search out Shiggy on this forum, he sells them in the US. It is a rock solid, inexpensive, chromoly frame... I'd look for Aa 20" or larger frame.

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    A Transition TransAM is right in the specs you asked for:
    Transition Bikes

    I also find mine to run near-perfect at 120.

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    Big? Thrashing? Yep, On-one 456 fits the bill. Planet X may not have his size in the regular 456, but there may be a summer session. Check the geos more closely to see if either will fit. There are others (like Trans AM), but they generally cost more. Normal price for a steel 456 is still a good price.

    I am 250lbs and "thrash" my steel 456 (as much as a old, fat man can).

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    Here's an awesome deal Transition TransAm - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

    I had one of these frames, a little heavier and taller than your son, but the frame was stout. But overall I found it too small for my riding style.

    If not, I would look at the On-One 456/456 EVO/456 Summer Season frames. Great value for the the money.

    Also owned a 456 Summer Season frame, great deal.
    Last edited by eurospek; 05-22-2012 at 07:19 AM.

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    On one 456 Carbon for $400. It is pretty much an indestructible overbuilt frame that is quite light considering how tough it is. I love mine.

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