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    2012 HD frame price increase?

    So I just noticed on the Ibis website that 2012 frames are going for $2699 from $2499 just the other week. Any structural changes to the frame like when they went to 142x12 rear and corresponding $100 upcharge last summer or is this a price hike on frames with no changes? Was really interested in buying the frame this year, but at $2699 w/underwelming shock (RP23), think that has me priced out now.
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    $200 has priced you out of a $2,500 or $2,700 frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruri View Post
    $200 has priced you out of a $2,500 or $2,700 frame?
    Yep, as crazy as it sounds, we all have are budgets and limits. Mine just happens to be in the low two's (definitely <$2500 total) for a new frame. LBS was going to let me buy the frame sans shock for a few hundred less ($2200 before price increase since I have a couple of good 8.5x2.5" shocks lying around). Not super stoked to buy a new frame already as I bought a new bike early last year that I have broke a few times now that has dampened the value/performance to me some. There are always extra costs when building a bike up from pre-existing ride and nearing $3k for new frame is just too much for this kid with not deep pockets after feeding the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    ?.............. not deep pockets after feeding the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Yep, as crazy as it sounds, we all have are budgets and limits. Mine just happens to be in the low two's (definitely <$2500 total) for a new frame. LBS was going to let me buy the frame sans shock for a few hundred less ($2200 before price increase since I have a couple of good 8.5x2.5" shocks lying around). Not super stoked to buy a new frame already as I bought a new bike early last year that I have broke a few times now that has dampened the value/performance to me some. There are always extra costs when building a bike up from pre-existing ride and nearing $3k for new frame is just too much for this kid with not deep pockets after feeding the family.
    Find a 2011 new Ibis frame or a 2012 frame. Tons of them online and you will still get Ibis's incredible customer support that is second to none. As far as I have heard, nothing is new with the frame, everything I believe is the same. Not only this, but you should be able to get better deals on a 11-12 frame.

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    u can try Kara at bikeco, thats where i bought mine 2012 HD frame last year for $2,200 new (plus shipping and guard)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    Find a 2011 new Ibis frame or a 2012 frame. Tons of them online and you will still get Ibis's incredible customer support that is second to none. As far as I have heard, nothing is new with the frame, everything I believe is the same. Not only this, but you should be able to get better deals on a 11-12 frame.
    Good point and what I'll have to do on older 2012 frame for the 142x12 rear of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginko View Post
    Latrell Spreewell is that you?
    LOL..minus the corn rose dread locks of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Good point and what I'll have to do on older 2012 frame for the 142x12 rear of course.

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    You don't NEED a 142x12. I don't think it's any stronger than a 135x12. The advantage comes in that extra 7mm being a dropout making getting the rear wheel on easier. 135 can be a PITA, but once the wheel is on there likely is no difference.

    A more important difference is getting a frame with the indent by the front der so it can accommodate slightly taller tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    You don't NEED a 142x12. I don't think it's any stronger than a 135x12. The advantage comes in that extra 7mm being a dropout making getting the rear wheel on easier. 135 can be a PITA, but once the wheel is on there likely is no difference.

    A more important difference is getting a frame with the indent by the front der so it can accommodate slightly taller tires.
    I agree with this as well as I noticed a slight increase (if any) going 135x10 thru bolt Hadley wheel to 142x12 QR. I imagine 135x12 vs 142x12 isn't noticeable in stiffness comparison at all. Just prefer the 142x12 due to current wheel set-up. Thanks for the info about the indent on frame, definitely good to now .
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