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    Bought a frame tonight. Should I build it or sell it??

    Hi all, I bought a new Azonic Avenger 17" frame tonight. It is the frame without the rear shock. I get some sponsorship from oneal usa for mx racing and was offered the frame for $299 plus shipping. I didnt know if it was any good or not but at the price I figured if I wasnt going to use it I should be able to get my money back out of it. If I build it, I am going to have to shop slowly for used parts in order to keep the price down. The thing is I am not familiar with bikes a whole lot and my current mountain bike is a bamf full nelson. Any opinions on the frame and or parts available from your spares would be appreciated. It looks like I would need an 7.875x2.25 rear shock to start.

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    Great deal if you plan on building it up IMHO. What are you planning on using it for?

    Head angle would be a bit steep for my liking (69 degrees apparently), but you can always tweak it a bit with an angleset if that bothers you. I think the most you can get from an angleset with a 44mm headtube is about 2 degrees (e.g. two Cane Creek EC44 offset cups at 1 degree each).

    I just picked up a newish Roco Air TSR R in that size for $250 off the Pinkbike buy/sell, but you can probably get something for a lot less if you don't want to replicate the original spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboar View Post
    Hi all, I bought a new Azonic Avenger 17" frame tonight. It is the frame without the rear shock. I get some sponsorship from oneal usa for mx racing and was offered the frame for $299 plus shipping.
    Won't they expect you to ride it since they are sponsoring you?

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    I dont think it would really matter since I am sponsored by oneal for motorcycle racing and technically not the bicycle side which is Azonic. It doesnt really matter though since I have decided I am going to keep it and build it. I am just going to take my time doing it so it wont feel like it hurt my pocketbook so badly.

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    Won't they expect you to ride it since they are sponsoring you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboar View Post
    ...since I have decided I am going to keep it and build it.
    That's what I'd do. It looks to be a fun frame to build.

    BTW, did it not come with a shock already installed?

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    I havent received it yet J. I do not believe it will as the email I received had an asterisk that said the shock was not included. TO be honest, I really know very little about mountain bikes and as I stated I ride a bamf full nelson. I just saw the email and the price and bought it thinking it had to be a good deal. I dont know what direction to take. I am thinking of using everything off my full nelson on it as it looks like tthey use the same headset(zs-3) and BB(68mm). If I could use everything off of it(sram x7 stuff) and just buy the rear shock, I am thinking I will need longer travel front forks over my dart 3, and a seat post and clamp since the azonic uses a much larger one(34.9 clamp). I am thinking that would be the cheapest way to get it going unless I can find some really good deals on parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    That's what I'd do. It looks to be a fun frame to build.

    BTW, did it not come with a shock already installed?
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