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    120-130mm Frames With Good Standover Clearance?

    I'm looking on the new and used market for a frame or complete build that has these features:

    120-130mm rear travel
    comparatively greater standover clearance
    relatively lightweight

    I most likely cannot afford top-tier options (unless it's a really great used deal), but I'm also not limited to options with budget frames, as I am trying to opt for a lighter frameset.

    Any advice on current frames (or from the past few years) would be greatly appreciated.

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    Look at the 2014-2017 Kona Process line. These had plenty of extra standover height, and fall within the travel range you're interested in: 111 to 153 mm. You can look at the different years by going to the url below where xxxx = the year:

    xxxx.konaworld.com

    I think they even had 2018/2019s called SE models, which were the previous model generation above, renamed to keep selling them until stock was gone.

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    My wife has a Liv Pique that has heaps of standover clearance and was fairly cheap. It has 120 mm rear travel and is surprisingly light.
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    Budget? Knolly Endorphin fits the bill and they’re on sale right now. Not a very high anti-squat design so it won’t feel like a sprinter but climbs tech very well and it’s a great descender.

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    I have been very impressed with my 27.5 Devinci Django. They stopped making the 27.5 a couple years ago, so you would have to find a used one

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    Pivot Mach 4 (not to be confused with the new Mach 4SL). Most underrated bike in my opinion. It never got the recognition it deserved being a short travel xc/trail 27.5 bike living in the shadows of mundane feeling 29er fad. Even though it's more of a "top tier" bike you should be able to pick one up second hand relatively cheap.

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    An Intense Spider fits the bill. Some great deals as they close these out on the Intense website. They can be found used pretty cheap as well.

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