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    BMC Trailfox 2.0 Frame '07 VS Sette Flite Am Frame

    well another vs thread form me . i found this frame when i was looking around on line BMC Trailfox 2.0 Frame '07 for 499.00 on jensonUSA i was looking at a Sette Flite Am Frame for 399.99. witch one is better and what are the big differences between them thanks again everyone.
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    I think they finally sold all the Trailfoxes. They still have the Trailfox 1, which is a little more expensive...

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    If thats your price range and you need a medium frame, I would also check out Bob's Bicycles and the Marin Quad XC.

    The Quad Link has a virtual wheel path, as does BMC. I have an old Marin Rocksprings and love it's ride.

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    As Ouroboros mentions, JensonUSA is getting down to the end of the Trailfox 2.0 frames. They run big, so unless you're a tall guy you might be out of luck with getting the frame in the size you need...

    That said, the Trailfox is probably the better bike. I owned one briefly and disliked it enough to sell it after only a couple of months, but it's a pretty decent bike for the price. The Trailfox has a more sophisticated suspension design (virtual pivot), though the design is somewhat hampered by the Ario 2.2 shock. You'll feel some pedal-induced bob from the suspension, but the suspension design does a reasonably good job of minimizing it. If anything, I'd say that the BMC design works slightly better than Giant's much-heralded Maestro system. The Sette appears to have a standard four bar suspension design, so I would expect that it suffers from all the problems associated with that design: pedal-induced bob, brake jack, etc.

    In my opinion, the big problem with the Trailfox frame, aside from the low-end shock, is the head tube angle. At 71-degrees, the Trailfox HTA is cross-country steep. It climbs well, keeping the front wheel glued to the ground even on steep climbs, but I found that it made descending feel a bit sketchy on the steep stuff. The Sette has a 69-degree head tube angle, which should feel a bit better when descending.

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