Ok so i purchased a 2008 Specialized FSR xc frame online for my first dual suspension (I ride a hardtail Specialized 29er now). After looking at components i ended up buying a 2010 Motobecane 9357 on eBay for components. It seems well suited to the FSR xc 100mm travel bikes, with a 100mm Rockshox Sid Race, XTR spec, Juicy Elixir Carbon etc.
My dilemma is now that i have spent about a grand, should i get a better frame or will the 2008 FSR xc frame with the bottom of the line XFusion shock be adequate? By my bathoom scale it weighs about 6.2 lbs. I am 6'0" and like to ride really stretched out, so i got an XL frame, which is some of the weight.
It is going to be my first dual suspension and i just want to make sure i will be happy with it.
Is there any other frame that may be better suited for me? I do need a long cockpit though.
My purpose is just as a weekend warrior, i just could not pass up on the Motobecane for parts.
I am turning 30 this year though, so i am going to commit to entering a race, but if i finish second from last i will be happy.
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