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:
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
-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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