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    death of the 26'' trail bike?

    note* i'm talking about frame only options*. the only ones that i have found are the ibis mojo slr. spec stumpy fsr, and titus ftm. did i miss any or are all the 120-140mm 26'' bikes dissapearing?

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    Off the top of my head knolly endorphin, Santa Cruz blur tr, pivot Mach 5.7

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    good call on the endo and 5.7, forgot about them. a tr is frame i would ideally like but is hard to find new.

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    Transition Bandit for another, and more hartails than I can count (in the 120mm+ range)

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    bandit moved to 650b and 29 only.

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    Sb66

    Edit: Sry, 10mm too long in the rear for your needs

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    good call on the endo and 5.7, forgot about them. a tr is frame i would ideally like but is hard to find new.
    You can find the TR carbon and alu in a couple places online, from what I can see. Unless they don't actually have stock. SC still has both versions listed on their site as well.
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    Banshee Spitfire
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2xRFX View Post
    Death inevitably leads to resurrection.

    I have it on good authority that Jesus still rides 26" wheeled mountain bikes.
    Nope, the big J rolls 26F with a 24 on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94krawler View Post
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    dont know how i missed that excatly what im after although a bit heavy.

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    Ventana has their adjustable 140/150 El Ciclon 26er
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    You're right, not many frame only options in that category left. It's a shame because it really seems like they disappeared overnight. I'll add the Nukeproof Mega TR.
    The cake is a lie.

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    good call on the mega tr, totally forgot about it. fits all my needs, slack, mid travel, lowish weight, bottle mounts on top of the down tube. affordable to boot.

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    stumpjumper evo, intense carbine, santa cruz nomad,to name a few and those are all great trail bikes.

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    death of the 26'' trail bike?

    OP asked for 120-140 mm otherwise I would have said Nomad Chillcotin Mojo HD etc


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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    dont know how i missed that excatly what im after although a bit heavy.
    Word is they knocked 200g out of the Rune for this 2014, might have dropped some on the Spitfire as well.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    good call on the mega tr, totally forgot about it. fits all my needs, slack, mid travel, lowish weight, bottle mounts on top of the down tube. affordable to boot.
    I saw this review and it caught my eye.

    Nukeproof Mega TR - Review - Pinkbike

    Nukeproof says they're going to keep the 26 inch version available as frame only for 2014. Who knows what will happen after that.
    The cake is a lie.

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    Re: death of the 26'' trail bike?

    Turner 5 Spot has just recently been discontinued, but they have some left in stock and selling them with a discount.
    You won't find it on their website anymore though.

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    Liteville 301, Commencal meta hip hop, Cannondale Jeckyll switches between 90 and 150 I would say it qualifies.

    150 is kind of the new 140. Defining the trail category with a max of 140 cuts out a few 26" frames marketed in the trail category for 2014. I would draw the line at 160 because that's generally where the trail category ends and AM/FR begins now.

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    Knolly Endorphin
    Already up there, mevermind
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    Nicolai still offers plenty 26er frame options.
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    I find this video so timely... My wife and I just happen to ride Cotic Souls...


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    ^ The opening to this video is hilarious.
    The cake is a lie.

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    Second that...Are those shirts available?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suspman View Post
    Second that...Are those shirts available?!?!?
    I would love one of those shirts!!!
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    To OP, with the new selection limited why not look used? That's what I did a few years go before 650b came into mass production, i got a used trancex 26 here on a classified and built it up. I feel somewhat odd I admit unloading my bike amongst all the 29rs at the trail head.

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    Cannondale Trigger & Jekyll (buying from parts bikes but theres tons available).

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    I need a 26 ain't dead shirt

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    Long time reader first time poster. Yesterday I went to my local shop with the intent to order a 2014 Yeti SB66 frame (this would have been my 4th Yeti) and they informed me the 2014 SB66 isn't available anymore. As in-they are no longer producing 26" frames. This was due to lack of pre season orders on the 66 and high demand for 27.5 (so says Yeti). Read into this what you will, but it sounds like a cowardly way to go about it. Yeti stopped communicating with my shop about ship dates/inventory of SB66s. Yeti's website still shows SB66s, but don't get your hopes up if you're hoping to pick up a 26" Yeti.

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    death of the 26'' trail bike?

    Last I saw competitive cyclist has completes and frame only SB66s and at a good discount.


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    Companies are trying to push the new wheel sizes and to create hype around them. And many people are influenced by that especially if they are in the mood to try something different. It is as simple as that.

    Only time will tell but personally I don't see 26ers die yet.

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