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    New to mtbr forums, needs help.

    Hello, I am new to Mtbr forums
    I am looking to buy a new Xc Aluminium frame, but I can't find anything.
    It would be better if it had tapered headtube, also I don't want it be heavy.Budget 250-300$

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    Done.

    Niner EMD9. /Thread. (as long as you need a Large or Extra Large).

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    I have to admit that it's a nice price but I am looking for a 26er.

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    Check eBay. There are lots of closeout 26er frames right now. Everybody wants a 29er, so it's a buyer's market for 26ers.
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Unfortunately, I haven't found anything of worth on ebay.Only a frame called Windspeed , which isn't a bike company at all.

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    New to mtbr forums, needs help.

    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    He wants tapered head tube and more than likely, disc brakes. OP - you'll have to up your budget for a new, alloy frame with tapered HT closer to $600. New forks for that type of frame alone, begin at $500.

    There is no way you'll find a new, light alloy 26er frame for under $500....unless you decide to go used(recommended). Most alloy 26er frames under $1000 are 4 to 5 pounds, minimum. I'd suggest finding a used Cannondale frame with a Headshok. The head tube for those frames, is a beefy 1.5" all the way through. Plus, the Headshok is one of the stiffest, light forks you can buy that wont break the bank.

    Here is my first XC bike. It weighed an amazing 18.9 pounds. I still had to pay $1800(used) for it:

    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    This frame was the best I have seen so far, unfortunately size 20" is not available.
    VIPER XTEAM Frame Black Blue Red 2012 - Probikeshop

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    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Thank you, for your suggestion, but most likely going for the 19" 2012 Giant MTB XTC Pro Frame Tapered Head Tube Size 19" M White | eBay

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    ^Get ready to spend some coin, on a decent fork for it...
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    A frame?From China? Hmm, Taxes...Taxes...Taxes...Europe here

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    Is this frame genuine or?

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    I couldn't find this frame on Giant's website....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultegra134 View Post
    I couldn't find this frame on Giant's website....
    It's an older, 2010 frame no longer made...Asia market ONLY.
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    It says it's 2011, and the other link 2012...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultegra134 View Post
    It says it's 2011, and the other link 2012...
    Either way, it's no longer made. You want new, light 26" MTB frame with tapered head tube? This is your only option. Just understand your fork will cost you nearly double what that frame will cost.
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Any other frame suggestions?

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    Bike24 - Quantec SLR EVO 26 MTB Frame This one is nice but too expensive

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