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    dj & dh hybrid bike

    i've been thinking, since i ride a hard tail and enjoy it, does anyone make a dj frame that could handle say a marz 66 or something like that? am i nuts?

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    sinister ridge is one option, it can handle anything from a 120mm fork all the way up to a 180mm fork like the 66 you mentioned.
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    something like the Chromag Aperture might be good too.
    Aperture - Chromag Bikes

    take my advice with a grain of salt though because i don't have any experience with either bike. I have heard good things about them though.
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    You should look at the Intense Tazer HT or the Santa Cruz Jackal. Those are pretty coveted frames. They're also works of art.

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    I second the Chromag...dude in whistler that works for them was just thrashing on one! He obviously knew the trails but was still working so many people!

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    Jackal can handle a 160mm fork.

    From the FAQ
    What fork should I use on my Jackal?
    The Jackal was designed primarily for a 100mm fork, but is strong enough for 160mm
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    So a 44 or 55 not a 66.

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    I have a DMR trailstar frame that I keep around depending on the trail I ride, and I love it. I use a 5-6 inch travel fork (either a DJ II or Talas).
    I use it for smoother DH/ AM trails or for DJing... so if you're nuts so am I

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    i have a 08 komodo with a 55 on it that serves me well for now, i ride dh on it, actually kept up with some fullys the last time i went to a mountain. ive just been tossing around the idea of getting a good frame and doing a slow build of something nice.

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    My buddy had a Transition Double and he says he regrets selling it, great fun jump bike that could handle some good fr and some light DH.

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    I ran a160 mm Domain an an 05 P1. I liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex55 View Post
    sinister ridge is one option, it can handle anything from a 120mm fork all the way up to a 180mm fork like the 66 you mentioned.
    Sinister Bikes a core bike company : Frames

    something like the Chromag Aperture might be good too.
    Aperture - Chromag Bikes

    take my advice with a grain of salt though because i don't have any experience with either bike. I have heard good things about them though.
    i have a ridge frame sitting on the floor waiting for my knees to stop hurting 24/7. one of the best bikes i have ever owned, you know what scratch that the best bike i have ever had. if you can find one get one, dont waste your time looking for one from sinister new im 99% sure they stopped making them when frank stopped building for them. but i think frank will build you one under his companies name.
    heres a pic of mine when it was built up
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    and of course the mandatory riding shots

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    My enduro jumps better than I expected and is a machine on the downhill.

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    Wouldn't the Chromag Aperture be considered a trailbike as it's based on a 5" fork? No doubt thought it'll take some heavy action... The frame Jinya does all of his riding looks more like a long-travel dj frame but I don't remember the model & it lookslike Chromag doesn't makeit anymore.

    The Evil Sovereign maybe? Frame is very compact. A guy at the lbs rode mine & said it felt like a 'big bmx bike'.

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