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    Steve
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    What Street/DJ frame should I buy?

    Hey everyone.

    I am buying a Full Suspension Downhill bike soon and still want a hardtail to bash around the streets.

    I will be using this bike mainly for skatepark and dirt jumping, as well as the general street freeride in between.

    I currently have a 2007 Norco Rival that I got in 2006. When I bought this bike I didn't know what frame sizes were and when I ordered it all I was asked it "how tall are you". Being just under 6 foot at the time the guy said "ok we will get you a large". As you can imagine I was a little puzzled when the bike arrived.

    Anyway, that doesn't matter now. My plan is, to buy a Dirt/Street frame and put the components from my Norco Rival on it.

    The main components are:

    Fork: MZ Dirt Jumper 4 120mm
    Rims: Sun Single Track(will upgrade eventually, obviously)
    Shifters: don't matter, I will change to Singlespeed in time
    Bar/Cranks: Truvativ Hasslefelt
    Brakes: Avid BB5 mechanical, 6" routers (will only put back brake on)

    Full list of components can be seen here:
    http://www.norco.com/2007bikes/templ...&view=&deets=2

    So what I'm asking is, what frame should I buy (used)? I don't really want to spend any more than $300 Aus (250 CAD, 200 US)

    Having only owned an 04 Sasquatch and an 07 Rival, this will be my first street/DJ specific frame, so I really don't know what I'm looking for

    Thanks

    [TL;DR] Version:

    -Want a street frame to put my 07 Norco Rival Components on
    -Want to use mainly for Dirt Jump/Skatepark
    -Want to use secondary for general street freeride (stairs, drops, manuals etc)
    -Rival frame is too big for DJ/Street which is why I'm not using that one
    -Don't want to spend more than $300 Aus on frame (250 CAD, 200 US)
    -This will be my first street specific frame so I don't really know what to look for
    -What street/DJ Frame should I buy? What do you recommend?

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    a kona jump frame is nice for Dj's. a bit slow if you are going to be doing BMX type riding on the street.
    Atomlab frames are nice
    NS suburban/capital are quite nice, not sure on pricing though
    if you can find something by static bikes they are very nice and cheap too
    revell bikes
    fireeye frames aswell
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_godfather
    a kona jump frame is nice for Dj's. a bit slow if you are going to be doing BMX type riding on the street.
    Atomlab frames are nice
    NS suburban/capital are quite nice, not sure on pricing though
    if you can find something by static bikes they are very nice and cheap too
    revell bikes
    fireeye frames aswell
    Thanks.

    I'll see what I can find

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    I have a Black Market MOB forsale with the geared rear drop outs like new forsale with headset, seatpost

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