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    New Frame Time?

    I am considering replacing the frame on my Rig (06) with a Karate Monkey or a Vassago Jwoky. My main reason for doing this is to try out a steel frame. I know there is problem with the rake of my fork rake and the Jwoky. My questions are: I am also wondering if I am just trading across in quality and not really going to learn or gain anything (in other words save up and get a new bike instead)? Are there any other parts compatability problems that I am missing? Any other comments or things to add that I should consider?
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    I wouldn't bother. You woln't really gain much from switching to either of those frames. Just ride the rig hard enough to break it, then buy a new frame
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    +1 to that. The Monkey could nearly feel like a step down from the Rig and if ya gonna have problems with the rake on Vassago I wouldn't bother as it wouldn't give a real good feel anyhow. But if ya still keen then the Monkey is a top bike otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    +1 to that. The Monkey could nearly feel like a step down from the Rig and if ya gonna have problems with the rake on Vassago I wouldn't bother as it wouldn't give a real good feel anyhow. But if ya still keen then the Monkey is a top bike otherwise.
    I have a KM and have ridden it off road in geared and ss modes. It's a good bike but is compromised by it's compromising nature. (mine is a road bike now)
    The low low BB was a major issue and it is one rough riding bugger off road for sure.

    A friend has gone from a Rig to the Jabber and has never been happier. He also gained some instant off roading speed as well?!
    Was is the "wet cat" geometry!? Who knows! But here's a great shot of the Jabberhonky!



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