What FS frame/fork would you buy for a cheapy park bike?
Hey all. I recently moved from hardtail SS to a 5" trail bike and have kind of fallen in love with jumps and drops.
I looked around my garage and realized I've got a 26" stans flow wheelset, some saint cranks and BB, a RF atlas wide bar, thomson elite x2 stem, bashguards, avid code brakes, seatpost, flats, etc...
I mean, to me that sounds like I should probably build a park specific bike and stop bottoming my trail bike.
So what kind of frame/shock should I look for? Maybe around $500-$800 or so.
And what kind of fork? The wheelset has the old 20mm through axle (maxle) and I know it fits older lyrik forks so that might be the way to go. I know a coil version can't be that spendy used.
I don't know that I need a full on DH bike. The park I ride is more FR/jump oriented. So you're not blazing though rock gardens, just hitting mid/large tabletops, gaps, a few drops, etc...
150mm rear rub would throw a wrench in the works cause I'd need a whole new rear wheel vs the wheelset I had. See my OP, I have most of the parts, really just need a frame and fork.
That's what first comes to mind.
Look for a used Knolly Delirium. 170mm travel (perfect for park bike), 135mm axle spacing, and a 1.5 headtube.
You have a 12 x 142?
Then Airborne Toxin. I'm looking for a (relatively) cheap DH bike, probably going to end up with Pathogen.
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The rear is 12x135 (came off an intense SS1). The knolly delirium looks like it would be a great option. Just gotta cruise pinkbike a little for a L frame for a decent price.
Thanks for the help! I'm just in the looking stage right now. We'll see what comes up.
I did some gap jumps at the local park today and again started seeing how a dedicated park bike might be a good idea.
I'm guessing u don't have the ss1 anymore? That's what I used for park/dh before I got a full on sled
I wish. I built that bike as an AM, found it was a bit too heavy for long XC rides and sold the frame. Now I'm wishing I'd have kept it cause it would be perfect for the park.
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