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    Looking for the best sub $200 frame out there

    I was set on the sette reken ($79 at Pricepoint), but the biggest size they come is 18'.
    Any other great deals out there that I've missed, either singlespeed or geared??

    I've been checking pricepoint, performance, jensonusa, nashbar, and ebay.

    Thanks for any help

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    What about the Ibex Trophy frame on clearance? They only have the 20" and its $199:

    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Sale-Clearance.html

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    here are a few more nice frames under $200.

    ibex alpine frame, i think they still have 19" and 21" frames in stock.
    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-FRM-Details.html

    leader 516 looks like a really nice frame. they sell em on ebay as well.
    http://www.leaderbikestore.com/pd_ld_516h.cfm

    supergo/performance access
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3020

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    Kona Kula for $199

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    Mountain Cycle Rumble (all purpose: jump, xc, trail)
    $199.95 Here


    Marin Rocky Ridge AXC (Aggro Cross Country)
    $139.00 Here


    Phobia Vertigo (XC frame)
    $169 Here
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    Giant NRS at Wheelworld for $199..... XL only at this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpaws
    Mountain Cycle Rumble (all purpose: jump, xc, trail)
    $199.95 Here


    Marin Rocky Ridge AXC (Aggro Cross Country)
    $139.00 Here


    Phobia Vertigo (XC frame)
    $169 Here
    Thanks for all of the replies

    The RM Rumble is looking like the best option so far, since what I am looking for is a bike that i can ride xc but also urban and maybe eventually some DJ.

    For this purpose, would the Rumble or the Marin Rocky Ridge be better?

    thanks for the help

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    If you have DJ in the future, MC Rumble is the way to go.
    However, since it's purpose is FR, DJ, the frame runs kinda small.
    I recently built up a Rumble S/1 med (17 inch), and it is a bit cramped for trail riding, but I have a longer stem on order.

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    True, the Rumble runs a little tighter. Check the geo chart, you may have to go one size larger for trail riding.

    Or get your size and swap out between a long and short stem for DJ or XC riding. Also you can get a post with some set back too.
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    Rusty, one more frame I came across today for under $200.

    The KHS DJ300 at Wheel World. Saw the frame in person yesterday and it looks nice. $169 Here

    I'm an Inbred...29er that is.

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    Steel XC frame at nasbar 45$ on its new printed catalogue I received last saturday. Sizes up to 23" every 2 inches, disc ready seems like a killer deal cause steel is REAL, AL likes to crack...

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    Saw that same ad. Then I looked at the website and a 19 inch frame is 6.2 lbs.
    Yikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    I was set on the sette reken ($79 at Pricepoint), but the biggest size they come is 18'.
    Any other great deals out there that I've missed, either singlespeed or geared??

    I've been checking pricepoint, performance, jensonusa, nashbar, and ebay.

    Thanks for any help
    I'd save up 50$ more bucks and get the Zion 660 from jenson for $249. I have one and it was very nice for the money. It built up very easily and rides very very nice and smooth. Its not really for Free ride but a dream XC frame.
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    Extra pound well spent IMO, it will ride way smoother than any AL kidney buster but hey if you're a kid go for it, and have a blast while you can. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbchess
    I'd save up 50$ more bucks and get the Zion 660 from jenson for $249. I have one and it was very nice for the money. It built up very easily and rides very very nice and smooth. Its not really for Free ride but a dream XC frame.
    Yeah I was checking out that frame, but as I said, I want this next build to be able to do more than just xc and I'm worried the zion would limit me a bit. especially since half the time I ride its in the street after school gets out.

    Another question: Would it be stupid to run a rigid fork on the MC Rumble?? I really like the feeling of rigid on my current ss.

    Thanks for the replies!! You guys are great

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    Yeah I was checking out that frame, but as I said, I want this next build to be able to do more than just xc and I'm worried the zion would limit me a bit. especially since half the time I ride its in the street after school gets out.

    Another question: Would it be stupid to run a rigid fork on the MC Rumble?? I really like the feeling of rigid on my current ss.

    Thanks for the replies!! You guys are great
    it's not stupid, whatever floats your boat
    it looks like a nice frame but the frames designed with a slacker head angle in mind so if you had a long-ish rigid fork that might be better, but I don't know how that would offset the whole geometry of the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    Yeah I was checking out that frame, but as I said, I want this next build to be able to do more than just xc and I'm worried the zion would limit me a bit. especially since half the time I ride its in the street after school gets out.

    Another question: Would it be stupid to run a rigid fork on the MC Rumble?? I really like the feeling of rigid on my current ss.

    Thanks for the replies!! You guys are great
    Running rigid fork would make it way twitchy, IMO.
    Not to mention way low BB.
    Rumble is designed with long travel fork in mind.
    I run 140 MM Vanilla and it feels just right, especially after I swapped the stem to 120 mm and inverted it so handle bar sits even with the seat.
    Guess you could try 29er rigid fork.

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    [QUOTE=Strafer]Running rigid fork would make it way twitchy, IMO.
    Not to mention way low BB.
    Rumble is designed with long travel fork in mind.
    I run 140 MM Vanilla and it feels just right, especially after I swapped the stem to 120 mm and inverted it so handle bar sits even with the seat.
    Guess you could try 29er rigid fork.[/QUOTE

    Yeah I'm really scared of the build being twitcy, as that's what happened when I built the SS I'm riding now. I put the Surly1x1 on it and it totally changed the geometry...

    Anyone know anything about the Funn Stiffy Fork?
    [It's supposed to replace 4" -5" travel forks?
    Thanks again

    URL="http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14840-315_FUNSF6-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Funn-Stiffy-Fork.htm"]http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14840-315_FUNSF6-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Funn-Stiffy-Fork.htm[/URL]

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    NVM the funn stiffy has a 20mm axel... No way I'm buying a new wheel!1

    Anyone know the axel to crown measurement of the DMR Trailblade?

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    for 4" corrected travel look at the nashbar steel fork

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=13284

    It has a 453mm axle to crown which = 100mm fork minus sag. Cheap and robust too.

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