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    Sick of constent Fox Float R service and considering a hardtail frame

    I'm a set it and forget it type of guy when it comes to my bike and have to rebuild(with a nitro charge) my Float R for the second time now. I do my yearly oil and seals change but just seem to have to baby and finesse the Float too much. The frame is an '07 Diamondback Mission with just about everything upgraded over the years on it. My fork is a '10 454 air Pike that's a champ and does everything I want, including being low maintenance.

    I've been thinking of getting a hardtail frame for some time now and swapping everything from my full squish over. My first MTB was a hardtail that I loved and I only went full squish when I started riding more downhill/freeride stuff. Now all I ride is smooth single track with small jumps/drops. I think if I do ride at a downhill park I'd just rent a downhill bike.

    So the frames I'm looking at are the NS Surge EVO, 456 and Dialed Bikes Alpine. I need a push so give me your opinions....
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    Look at yelli screamy from canfieldbrothers... From the reviews i've is worth consideration.

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    I rode a Kona Honzo a few weeks ago at a demo, was trying ride a new process but they were all booked out, and I was impressed with how much faster I was climbing in it than my full squish. That experience is what's pushing me to want another hardtail.

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    The On-one and NS and Dialled Alpine are all proven frames, only budget sets them apart.
    The Alpine has MegaAvalanche history and Fort William history, the 456 has survived Fort William and NS has as well.
    The Aplines are nice, even more if you get an 853 one, the NS and 456 are very good for the cash.
    I would race any of the above down Fort William

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    lime Surge. thing looks sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matood View Post
    Look at yelli screamy from canfieldbrothers... From the reviews i've is worth consideration.

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    I can vouch for the yelli as well. Definitely worth considering!

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    You need to match that low-maintenance Pike with another Rock Shox rear.....huge difference!
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    You need to match that low-maintenance Pike with another Rock Shox rear.....huge difference!
    I'd do that if the frame wasn't 7+ years old.

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