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    Looking for a street/DJ frame (I'm new)

    Hi, I've come over from the DH/FR forum because I ride DH lots, but I really want to start riding street and DJ so hopefully a frame will be in order for this years xmas present .
    I was at our local jumps this week with three others - one had a DH bike same as me, (I have a VP-free) and the other two were of course riding hardtails. The HT riders were just cruising up the run ups and throwing no-footers, xups and all the rest with EASE, compared to a FS. Yea, my VP-free can jump, it could take me huge if i wanted to, but its not fun. Its so sluggish and I have to go full wack down the run, only to land and loose all my speed into my shocks. Not saying is bad but its better when gravity is helping out... Bottom line - I really want a hardtail jump bike i can hang out on at the jumps and also I want to learn some skatepark and street stuff which would otherwise be extremely hard on my VP-free.
    So, I started looking around, pretty much at makes I have heard of before, but I know there are some small companies who specialise in dirt frames etc. I like the Atomlab G.I. stuff, which is a great price and will do great for getting into HT riding. Another couple I found are DMR's Trailstar 2, and (UK-based) Charge Blender. The Charge looks nice too and they are all around the same price.
    Can somebody tell me if I'm wasting money on any of these and maybe give me some others to look at?
    Cheers for any help
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    Do you plan on running it with gears or singlespeed?

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    well, those are pretty nice frames. my friend just got a tonic fab fall guy, totally sick frame. but, it costs 900 bucks. you could also just look around. my other friend ended up finding a white 2004 Evil Imperial with a chrisking headset and a 05 DJ I for $800.00. those will bolth work just fine. me, I ride the way less expencive frames. right now I have a 2004 Specialized P.2 that I just cannot brake. I ride that bike so hard, even took it to whistler. so really theres lots of choices out there, but bikes are starting to get either more park or more DJ oriented. like for example, a kona HT frame might feel better on the DJs than a blk mmarket mob. not saying that the mob couldent jump, but it might not be the absolute best. a more versatile frame might suit you a little better. like a kona cowan, P.3, .243 ETC
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    You can also check out the Transition Trail or Park. Nice geo and price. A complete build from them is 1400 and weighs in a 30lbs.
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    The kona stuff is a great bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron1
    The kona stuff is a great bike
    I started really riding on one. I had great fun on it until it got stolen.

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    id say go for the trail or park, it has horisantal dropouts, a disc, and looks neat, what more could you want

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    don't know if you are looking for a complete or just the frame and then parts to build it up, but i would buy a transition trail or park. either way...great price and seems like a great bike. the SS build that it comes with would be perfect for a DJ rig...

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    i got a chance to ride a trail or park the other day.... im with ^

    trying to figure out how to justify yet another bike, 'cause i really want one now.... only like 1/2 finished building my haro zero, then i rode the trail or park... the name alone was enough to make me wanna ditch the haro and go transition.

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