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    New question here. A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    ... does it exist?

    A friend of mine recommended an old 2009 GT Sanction but it seems a bit heavy. Another recommended a 2011 KHS XCT 555 frame (on sale for $600):

    KHS Xct 555 Full Suspension Mountain Bike Frame (100040586) at CambriaBike.com

    A 0 to 0 frame that will work well for Enduro...-khs_xct_555_black.jpg

    He swears that you can be really aggressive with it and supposedly climbs well. He claims some of the KHS riders even use it for DH.

    In any case, I was hoping anyone here can point me to a frame that can help me survive Enduro events that is priced at $700 and below (if there are cheaper ones available that would be good too).

    I am 5'7" and 120 lbs.

    Cheers!

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    Check the used market.
    I just sold a 2010 Turner 5 Spot frame for $700 IIRC. Lots of good deals on well-built 5-6" travel enduro worthy frames out there if used.
    Check Planet Bike also. They were selling brand new El Guapo frames for $899 not too long ago.

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    Re: A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    Thanks!

    I just saw a Jamus Dakar XAM-2 for $450 and a Tomac Snyper for $600 (both used).

    On the brand new front, there's a guy selling a Voodoo Zobop for $900.

    I'm leaning towards these three now but who knows what else might come up after a bit of research.

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    Re: A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    Someone just offered me the 2010 Jamis XAM-2 for $400.* That's not a bad price for a 6" travel frame, it's just that I'm totally unfamiliar with the brand and technology.

    Anybody here thinks this is a good bargain?



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    I think the Voodoo Zobop might have come in from Taiwan/China. I recently picked up a Zobop frameset in China for $815. You might think that it's old, being that they haven't really been sold in the UK or US since 2011, but the one I've got has a longer stroke Monarch RC3 216X63. Same BB height and chainstay as before but the rocker is different and the top and bottom tube are welded together around the HT, so these are probably 2012 or 2013 Zobops with-held from the western market. Bike rides very well, but difficult to be objective as it's only my 2nd FS bike.

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    Re: A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    I'll definitely try to demo one ASAP.

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    I will have a Corsair Marque brand new medium frame in a week that I can sell you for a really good price. PM or email me at dytrdr5@gmail.com

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    Re: A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    Would a Kona Stinky 6 be worth a try? That's 160mm of travel and quite cheap these days (can get a used one for $500 - '09 model).

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    Sweet deal on a 5.5" travel, horst link suspension frame with tapered headtube. No shock included.
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    A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    How about $800 for a carbon frame with shock?
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    Santa Cruz has their sidewalk sale going on still......Hecklers and nickels up for sale $550-$600
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    A $600 to $700 frame that will work well for Enduro...

    Look for a used 575 frame. 2008 was when it switched to hydroformed top tube. 2007 and older had the "knuckle".

    5.75" of rear travel. One of the original "all mountain" bikes. Can easily take a 160 front fork. Can be built up light or burly.
    2011 Yeti 575 - 2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 160 / Fox Float X - 30.6 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    Santa Cruz has their sidewalk sale going on still......Hecklers and nickels up for sale $550-$600
    I second that. My Heckler has been doing really well for everything from pure XC to full on DH with big jumps, drops and rooty messes. Only thing that I wish was different was slightly slacker headangle (I have 6.1)

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    Heckler all the way...

    Score one from SC's sidewalk sale or find a used one. There is a good reason it has been in production for so long.
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