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    Reseaching for a NEW Frame

    I currently have a Giant STP and I use it for DJ and Urban. I want to get a new frame that is lighter, shorter, Supports vbrakes. Basically I want a MTB that I can throw around like a BMX. I was looking into the Riot frame from Blk Mrkt but I want to see what some of you would suggest me look into.

    I'm about 5'9 -5'10 and about 220 lbs, so the frame would have to be able to handle my fat arse throwing it around. What do you suggest? I know the Riot Frame doesn't support v brakes, and that's cool, but I really want vbrakes.

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    Dude, Atomlab clearances on V-brake frames, $200 for the GI and $250 for the Trailpimp. More than 1/2 off if you're on a budget.

    I know the chainstay is 16.25 on the Atomlab which is like a 1/2 longer than your BlkMrkts, but weight is equivalent to the MOB at 5.1 lbs.

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    hey man, Where did you see those prices at? What do you think of the Dobermann Molosse frame?

    http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/d...sse-frame.html

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    Atomlab's website has a clearance section in the webstore. Check it out:

    http://www.atomlab.com/webstore.html

    Can't go wrong with the Molosse for it's simplicity and background.

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    Wow I really like that trail pimp frame. Do you think the Atomlab bike would be good for me with my weight in mind to throw around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtbiker1986
    hey man, Where did you see those prices at? What do you think of the Dobermann Molosse frame?

    http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/d...sse-frame.html

    I'm a big advocate of Dobermann bikes and personally, the Pinscher is the best one. It is also the cheapest. The Molosse is supposedly the model up but I like the look and handling of the Pinscher better. As the models ramp up the quality of the metal gets higher (stronger) and thus they make the tubing thinner. The result is a bike of the same strength with thinner tubing which looks goofy in real life. I owned an MBF then a Pinscher and have ridden the Molosse, and its Pinscher all the way mate. I can post a picture of my Pinscher when I get home.
    [SIZE="3"]I will not rest, until this place is filled with sunlight, or at least until the darkness is quiet for a while.[/SIZE]

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    Probably dude. It's cromo and has the gusseting around key areas...it should probably hold up. I'm sure someone with some experience with the frame will chime in. I'd run around the google and look for some write ups and reviews if you're seriously considering it.

    Remember that the GI is a vertical drop frame, so get the Trailpimp if you want horizontals for SS.

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    well basically I want to go with Horizontals so I don't have to worry about a chain tensioner, and I would like to get vbrakes b/c personally I think they work better than both types of hydro disks. So what i'm looking for is a bike with those requirements that will have a short chainstay that I can throw around. I will also put a rigid fork on this. I will also be riding single speed.

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    There you go
    [SIZE="3"]I will not rest, until this place is filled with sunlight, or at least until the darkness is quiet for a while.[/SIZE]

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    try looking for an Identiti BSX or Dr. Jekyll XL both alum frames that are light and strong or if you want cromo the 666 series. I had a reg Dr Jekyll then tried a woodman, a spec p2 alum, and a BM MOB. I am now back to a Dr. Jekyll there are some cheap Identiti steel bikes on ebay 666x and one of the 24" wheel models


    http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com/...&_osacat=42316

    http://www.identitibikes.com/identit...s_list.php?c=F

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    I have still been looking and researching for a new bike. and I decided I want to look into a 24" specific bike. I came across a DMR Transition. I provided a link below.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=10611

    I feel like that is a great bike for me. since its got the horizontal dropouts, Vbrakes, Rigid Fork and most importantly 48h rear wheel and 36h front wheel. I don't like the 2pcs crank. What do you guys think? And is there any other bikes that anyone knows of that compares to this?

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    bump. for help with 24" bike research.

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    24" = fail
    [SIZE="3"]I will not rest, until this place is filled with sunlight, or at least until the darkness is quiet for a while.[/SIZE]

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    Many, many riders destroy on 24"s.

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    So do you think the DMR Transition is a nicely setup bike. I'm pretty sure I am going to buy it but I jsut want some opionions on it.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=10611

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