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    Sub $600 650b compatible full suspension frame ?

    I'd like to find an inexpensive single pivot full suspension frame to try my 650b wheels on. I don't have much to spend at the moment but I'm wondering if it's possible to find a decent suspension frame that will fit 650b wheels for less than say, 600 dollars. I have in mind something like an old Weyless Xp or a Haro Shift but it'd be nice to know what sorts of newer options there are. If anyone has a 20"-22" frame that would fit the bill please let know! Thanks.

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    For under $700, you might be still able to get a new Santa Cruz Nickel which I would highly recommend. For $600, you may find i.e. a few years old Cannondale Prophet which is a quite popular frame among the 650b enthusiasts here. Or get a whole bike with a lefty for under 1G and sell me the lefty!

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    Backcountry.com/SAC/H&R had the SC Nickle frames for like $600ish recently.

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    Check eBay for jamis b1 & b2 frames
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixbikes View Post
    I'd like to find an inexpensive single pivot full suspension frame to try my 650b wheels on. I don't have much to spend at the moment but I'm wondering if it's possible to find a decent suspension frame that will fit 650b wheels for less than say, 600 dollars. I have in mind something like an old Weyless Xp or a Haro Shift but it'd be nice to know what sorts of newer options there are. If anyone has a 20"-22" frame that would fit the bill please let know! Thanks.
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    I have one with 650's. Specialized FSR suspension design. Works good with 2.0/2.1 tires. Will buzz rr derailure cable stop braze-on of seat tube fully compressed (no air). I have no issues @ 140# but heavier riders may want to shim shock travel if they ride agressively.

    '09 KHS XCT 535 Bicycle Frame w/ X-Fusion 02 RC Air Shox 5" Rear Travel New OE | eBay

    Some others have converted these. Not exzactly sure of the year though.

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    The Jamis frames are a bargain as well as the Nickels, I would have already pulled the trigger on one of these if they were so heavy.
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    ...a used 2nd gen SC Heckler...

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    If you don't mind getting 2nd hand there are a lot of options .... Cannondale Rush ( even carbon ones ), Cannondale Prophet, SC Heckler, if you're lucky you might even find some deals on brand new SC Nickel/Butchers.
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    +1 for Jamis B1 / B2. Paid $450 for my B2 off ebay (www.sixfity.com Ebay web page)
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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    The Jamis frames are a bargain as well as the Nickels, I would have already pulled the trigger on one of these if they were so heavy.
    Huh, I think they are light for an AM frame.
    No they are not the lightest but I don't think they are "heavy".

    What do you like, and consider a acceptable weight?

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