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    My new DJ frame

    I currently own a 2007 Eastern Night Train. A couple of years ago, I decided to buy as much U.S. Made bicycle products as possible.

    I ordered an f-bom bikes B-26 frame. Specs are below.

    Full specs and pics of the f-bom B-26 frame | f-bom bikes

    When I get my frame and build it up, I will send more pics. Mine will be painted Transparent Green.

    Rock On!

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    That frame looks badass. I just picked up a 2011 night train. Should have it Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTCobra03 View Post
    That frame looks badass. I just picked up a 2011 night train. Should have it Friday.
    Yeah, I am pretty stoked. I don't know what the new Night Trains weight in at, but my 2007 is heavy. This new B-26 is only 4lbs 9oz.......damn light! It has an OX Platinum top and down tube, so it will be both lighter and stronger than the Night Train I have now. I am also happy that my new frame will be U.S. Made........not made in Taiwan like all the Eastern stuff.

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    Supposedly frame is 5.6lbs
    I picked up the complete bike used as a second bike. Dirt jumping on my 29er worked but I think Ill have a lot more fun on a DJ bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTCobra03 View Post
    Supposedly frame is 5.6lbs
    I picked up the complete bike used as a second bike. Dirt jumping on my 29er worked but I think Ill have a lot more fun on a DJ bike!
    Yes, I think you will be much happier on a 26. Not so much because of the wheel size, but because a 29er is likely an XC geometry and a dedicated DJ geometry will be nice to have. XC bikes are a bit awkward to jump with because of the longer stems and more leaned forward position they put you in.

    If a 29er was made with DJ geometry, it might not be so bad.....at least the bigger wheels would add to some stability in the air.....

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    People at my local trails thought I was nuts jumping the 29er!
    I am fine jumping the 29er but we go right to the jumps now so I figured why not just grab a used DJ bike and save the 29er for singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTCobra03 View Post
    People at my local trails thought I was nuts jumping the 29er!
    I am fine jumping the 29er but we go right to the jumps now so I figured why not just grab a used DJ bike and save the 29er for singletrack.
    Yeah, I was riding and jumping an XXIX singlespeed and it was fine once I adjusted to the 29 inch wheels. But it was a lot of effort pulling up the front wheel. I put on a shorter stem and that helped, but once I got onto a dedicated DJ bike, it was a lot nicer to jump with. Not that I couldn't handle the 29er, it just was a big effort and the 26 inch DJ was a lot more fun.

    I think you will like your new bike for DJing.....a lot.

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    Oh, BTW this will be the color of my new f-bom B-26 frame.
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    I hope I like it! Coming from the bmx world years ago I'm still getting used to jumping a bigger bike but it comes back!
    Post up pics when you get the new bike built.

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    Looks like a dope frame. Agreed it feels good to buy genuine USA made parts... you definitely get what you pay for

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