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    AM Hardtail?

    Looking for a very strong hardtail. I don't want to pay for a TI, but a company that has good geometry and builds tanks. I don't care about weight, my friend has a fuji that's like 30 lbs and its a beast. I have looked at the TransAM but are there any good frames that aren't steel?

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    Ragley Troof - updated version of the mmmBop, Al, slack front end, 1.5" head tube, takes a 160mm fork, has ISCG mounts and will supposedly take a 2.5" tire. Should be available in February sometime for around $500 for a frame.
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    ok ill check that out, thanks sir!

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    sinister ridge can run 100mm to a dual crown fork
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pIg2zWU2MWATA4gjQdAJRg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_v9HOOoDZvGk/TRJG_82XV7I/AAAAAAAAARU/FJsB7PBbST4/s800/P1010001.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Ben19930/MyBikes?feat=embedwebsite">my bikes</a></td></tr></table>
    sadly you will probably never find one though
    P.S. you can do anything on this bike.... i mean anything
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    Here's a list to get you started

    AM Hardtail Frame List
    No moss...

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    Yeah I was looking at the Chameleon as well it looks very nice. Thanks for the list as well!

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    Banshee Morphine is a bomber hardtail, PM me if you want info on a cheap 18" one.

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    I own a mid 2000 Chameleon. Its a great frame with great geometry. Its pretty beefy but yet light enough for 25lb bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    sinister ridge can run 100mm to a dual crown fork
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pIg2zWU2MWATA4gjQdAJRg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_v9HOOoDZvGk/TRJG_82XV7I/AAAAAAAAARU/FJsB7PBbST4/s800/P1010001.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Ben19930/MyBikes?feat=embedwebsite">my bikes</a></td></tr></table>
    sadly you will probably never find one though
    P.S. you can do anything on this bike.... i mean anything
    isnt that steel though?

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    Anyone have pics of a built up Banshee Morphine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitewerks
    Anyone have pics of a built up Banshee Morphine?
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Banshee+Morphine
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    sinister ridge can run 100mm to a dual crown fork
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pIg2zWU2MWATA4gjQdAJRg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_v9HOOoDZvGk/TRJG_82XV7I/AAAAAAAAARU/FJsB7PBbST4/s800/P1010001.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Ben19930/MyBikes?feat=embedwebsite">my bikes</a></td></tr></table>
    sadly you will probably never find one though
    P.S. you can do anything on this bike.... i mean anything
    This picture is getting whored out quite a bit in the AM forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    This picture is getting whored out quite a bit in the AM forum.
    lol yep
    i alway think about saying to just look in my sig but its more fun to post it.
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    It's a great looking rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    isnt that steel though?
    nope, pure 6061 aircraft grade aluminum.
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    It's a great looking rig.
    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    nope, pure 6061 aircraft grade aluminum.
    huh. either way its sick.

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    I think I'll probably just go for the Chameleon, it's a fan favorite and it's Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    I think I'll probably just go for the Chameleon, it's a fan favorite and it's Al
    Are you buying new? The Chameleon retails for $599 and comes with a EBB (one of the things that swayed me away from it). The Ragley Troof retails for $470 and looks great for the price and its features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    huh. either way its sick.
    thanks man i really really love it.
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    Ragley is a good name, I'll have to check it out there isn't too much info that popped up when I googled it.

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    What about the mmmbop? It looks pretty nice for the price, granted it can only run up to 150 but preferred 140.

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    I also saw the Kona five 0 on huck n roll for 350, has anyone had any experiences with this frame? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Are you buying new? The Chameleon retails for $599 and comes with a EBB (one of the things that swayed me away from it). The Ragley Troof retails for $470 and looks great for the price and its features.
    since there are no more mmmbops available.......the TROOF is what I'm waiting for, and the 1.5 head tube is a plus....you can fit almost any forks (up to 180, I'm planing in a 160mm) or can "slack" the head tube with one of those can creek "headsets".....(I dont think I would though)
    I'm just waiting to see a full built, and the colors (the "curry poo" doesn't really appeal to me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokomonkey
    since there are no more mmmbops available.......the TROOF is what I'm waiting for, and the 1.5 head tube is a plus....you can fit almost any forks (up to 180, I'm planing in a 160mm) or can "slack" the head tube with one of those can creek "headsets".....(I dont think I would though)
    I'm just waiting to see a full built, and the colors (the "curry poo" doesn't really appeal to me)
    Yeah I couldn't find any mmmbops after I posted. I wish there were more pics of the troof and all the colors.

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    Woodland Components D frame very burley versatile frame,ran mostly with five inch fork but also take a seven nicely.

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    pfox90, Brant is on this site often. it's nice to be able to discuss potential frames with the designer. if you have any questions about them, hop into the ragley 2011 post and ask away. Brant is a stand up guy.

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    I like my MC Rumble


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    Nice Rumble!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    Yeah I couldn't find any mmmbops after I posted. I wish there were more pics of the troof and all the colors.
    The 2011 Troof info is online. The red looks good...
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    Yeah thats pretty cute. I just picked up the Ragley Blue Pig and going to build it up strong and hopefully cheap

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    Heres my newly built On-One Summer Season 456 with a Float 130 FIT fork, after its first ride


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    That turned out excellent, loving the color scheme and the wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Heres my newly built On-One Summer Season 456 with a Float 130 FIT fork, after its first ride

    Nice bike, quite similar to mine. How do you like the single front chainring?

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    On One Summer Season Single Speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscusmcvet
    Nice bike, quite similar to mine. How do you like the single front chainring?

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    I see a front derailleur there.
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    My Plastic bike

    Here's mine - also an On-One only this one's a 456 Carbon.
    Changing the Fox 36's to a set of Pike's next month because the Fox's belong to my other bike. I've been riding an Intense 6.6 for years now and was keen but kinda nervous about riding a hardtail again after all these year but this bike has blown me away. Carbon is an amazing material for a hardtail - nothing like any hardtail i've ridden before. Takes the sting out of rough terrian while remaining really stiff - seems impossible. Geometry is perfect for me too - really slack HA (66.5) so it rips steep, fast and technical terrain (especially with an adjustable fork). Couldn't be happier and for the money..... a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravityfreaky
    Here's mine - also an On-One only this one's a 456 Carbon.
    Changing the Fox 36's to a set of Pike's next month because the Fox's belong to my other bike. I've been riding an Intense 6.6 for years now and was keen but kinda nervous about riding a hardtail again after all these year but this bike has blown me away. Carbon is an amazing material for a hardtail - nothing like any hardtail i've ridden before. Takes the sting out of rough terrian while remaining really stiff - seems impossible. Geometry is perfect for me too - really slack HA (66.5) so it rips steep, fast and technical terrain (especially with an adjustable fork). Couldn't be happier and for the money..... a bargain.
    Whats the price for the frame...

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    These can be bought very cheap and their tough as nails.
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    Nvm.
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    Why don't you want steel?

    My do-it-all hardtail: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...f/IMAG0168.jpg

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    I already ordered a steel ht frame I don't understand why this is being bumped? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    I already ordered a steel ht frame I don't understand why this is being bumped? lol
    Readers didn't catch that you already bought a frame and some are just talking to one another because there are questions and answers to be put into this thread.

    What frame did you order? I didn't catch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blksocks
    Readers didn't catch that you already bought a frame and some are just talking to one another because there are questions and answers to be put into this thread.

    What frame did you order? I didn't catch it.
    Ragley Blue Pig. He only mentions it in every 2 out of 3 posts by him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Ragley Blue Pig. He only mentions it in every 2 out of 3 posts by him.
    Meh!

    Everyone mentions it so I most likely figured it was suggested by everyone but him.
    Ragley Blue Pig

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    This is AM 130mm steel bike - My colege rides it, mys bike with 100m travel is not enough for this forum


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    Can I name it AM ?
    655mm rise bar, 2.25 UST tires, gears will be on spring....

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    You want a Nicolai Argon FR:

    http://nicolai.net/34-1-Argon+FR.html

    (German) geometry table: https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?...37&output=html

    Max fork height is 540mm that means 160mm of travel in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Ragley Blue Pig. He only mentions it in every 2 out of 3 posts by him.
    Whatever when I post my baby up you will be admirin' and hatin'.

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