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    140mm 29er FS, Frame only in Aluminum?

    Considering swapping the parts from my Nimble 9 onto a full suspension frame. Would like something aluminum, 130-140ish rear travel that can run a 150 fork. Having a hard time coming up with anything besides the Canfield Riot... Anyone have some ideas?

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    Rocky Mountain Instinct.

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    Knolly Fugitive, but where do you ride?

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    Guerilla Gravity Smash, 140mm frame, aluminum, tough, great CS, nice ride, great all around bike, more progressive than a N9, fits long and sits high. I run mine 160/140, but most folks run 140/140 or 150/140. Is your N9 got a 142 rearend? The Smash is boost.

    Ive ridden an N9 briefly, rode Honzos mostly. I think you'd like the Smash, it's different than a Riot (which I have ridden), more stable at speed, just as nimble, better climber, stiffer chassis.

    You can contact GG about a demo, they use riders nationwide to work with interested people to arrange demos. I'm in northern Nevada.

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Considering swapping the parts from my Nimble 9 onto a full suspension frame. Would like something aluminum, 130-140ish rear travel that can run a 150 fork. Having a hard time coming up with anything besides the Canfield Riot... Anyone have some ideas?
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    Transition Sentinel. 160mm front fork with 140mm rear travel.
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    The cake is a lie.

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    The Commencal Meta TR 29 is a 130 and you can run a 150 out front, but they say it can fit a 210x55 shock also. But its been delayed multiple times, they estimate sometime in December frames will arrive.

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    Pole evolink 131.

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    I'll add one more to the list, Banshee Prime. 135mm rear travel, will take anywhere from a 140-160mm fork, replaceable drop outs which let you keep your current wheelset if you have 142 or 148, also gives you adjustable geo.
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    This ^ ! I just picked a Banshee Prime frame from Jenson USA at a really great price.
    Stripped my 2015 Niner Rip 9 RDO and built the Prime with the parts. I gained 1.5 lbs over the Rip ) but with the extra 10 mm travel and steeper SA ( this was important for me) I don't notice. Pedals great!
    It's a fun well built frame!
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    I do love my Riot..... maybe just go with your gut instinct

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    Whoa, that Banshee Prime frame only is an insane deal on Jenson right now. Iím wondering if itís so good that itís worth swapping the parts from my aluminum Ď16 Stumpy on it.

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    The Prime is awesome. I've owned a couple as well as a couple Stumpys (including the generation you're talking about above).

    I think it's mostly a push, unless there's something you really don't like about the Stumpy. The Banshee may actually climb a touch better, though it's heavier. Bummer with the Banshee is no bottle cage, but the geo is sorted.
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