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    Cheapest 29er full suspension Frame and Complete Bike

    Trying to help a friend buy a full suspension 29er. May build up if I can find a cheap frame, but would think the best deal is a complete bike. New only please.

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    Voodoo Canzo is probably the cheapest dually

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookygeek
    Trying to help a friend buy a full suspension 29er. May build up if I can find a cheap frame, but would think the best deal is a complete bike. New only please.

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    KHS comes to mind. You should be able to score a Flagstaff online pretty cheap. Try Redbarn Bikes.
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    DIdo to the Voodoo Canzo. I have been looking to upgrade to that frame. Looks awesome in Green.

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    Anyone think they can beat the deal on the GT at performancebike.com

    http://www.performancebike.com/webap...ductId=1074287

    $1700 for full SLX and if I get the membership for $25 brings the price down to $1555.

    That seems like a smokin deal for full SLX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookygeek
    Anyone think they can beat the deal on the GT at performancebike.com

    http://www.performancebike.com/webap...ductId=1074287

    $1700 for full SLX and if I get the membership for $25 brings the price down to $1555.

    That seems like a smokin deal for full SLX.

    check some reviews on that bike as I recall there is something inherently wrong with the suspension design and feel. Check out twentynineinches.com for a review as I recall GuitarTed was the tester of that particular bike.
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    In one tester's opinion based on an interbike ride.
    This comes up in every thread with the GT- I've got a good friend with major miles and suspension performance is not his complaint.
    Not being able to fit even an Ignitor in the rear is a whole other ball of wax.

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    second the khs flagstaff.

    I bought a leftover 2008 for $1350.00

    very nice for the money

    http://www.khsbicycles.com/02_flagstaff_08.htm

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    Still waitin' for a supercheap full sus 29er frame to come out...Motobecane, Performance Access, Sette,...or unbranded bikeisland.com style.
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    CANZO in "frame only" form - and it is a solid design

    Overall though you will have a hard time building a frame to a complete bike Vs. buying a complete bike. For less than ~$2k you have a ton of complete bike options. Vs if you take a low price F/S frame and build it with similar parts...

    Frame- $700
    Fork- $300
    Wheels $300
    Cranks $180
    RD - $70
    FD - $40
    Shifters - $70
    Chain - $20
    Headset $ 40
    Stem $40
    Bars $ 40
    Brakes $180
    Tires $80
    Tubes $12
    Cables $20
    Seat $40
    Post $40
    Grips $15
    Cassette $50
    Pedals?
    (short of going to websites etc, these numbers serve the purpose... give or take a few)


    Totals over $1900.... and I am just putting "cheap" prices on most stuff that will not get you too far in quality new... Yes I am guessing on some stuff but have built up enough bikes to realize that chains, grips, cables etc... add up quick and even with "great" deals mid grade parts do too.

    For upgrade junkies you may be better off building... If you search the web and want specific parts vs the thing that the product manager speced to match the price point, it may save you money in the long run by not replacing "useable" but not bling or "better" parts...
    I Just wish I could ride more!


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    A $7-800 full sus 29er complete bike/ $250 frame? Not yet. I'll give it a year, year and a half. It'll be here.
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    Must be something wrong with the gt.

    It's not offered for 2010...
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa/eng/Bikes/Mountain/

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    What's wrong is that they didn't sell. Well, and the tire clearance.

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    You get what you pay for...

    Why would anyone want the "cheapest" anything? Save your money and if you need to, buy a used "good" bike. My Dad always told me; Buy the best and you'll never be disappointed.

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    Great time to be shopping for a late model used big-brand FS29er - Specialized, Fisher, etc. You'll get the most local dealer support if something goes wrong and their relative ubiquity should keep the pricing in check. The classifieds on this here wonderful site offer a plethora of options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlP
    Why would anyone want the "cheapest" anything? Save your money and if you need to, buy a used "good" bike. My Dad always told me; Buy the best and you'll never be disappointed.
    I dont know about buy the best but definately dont buy the cheapest. Do your homework and comb the net for the deals. I built my bike for 575 and everything brand new would have cost at least 1300.

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    I went the "cheapest" route and am very happy!!!

    I found a 2009 (20") large Voodoo Canzo here for $719.00 shipped!!!

    https://www.airbomb.com/itemMatrix.a...trixType=1&Av=

    I'm loving this thing!!!!

    (It now sports a Fox front instead of the Rockshox)


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    very nice ride...

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    Doesn'took CHEAP!!!

    Whoa...I stand corrected. That Voodoo looks great. Definitely doesn't look "cheap"...

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    Cheapest full suspension.
    Canzo 720
    Cliff29 Pro 700
    Total 1420

    The front deraileur may need to be changed, but everything from the cliff should swap over.
    Plus you would have a new frame to sell to help out even more. That would land you with x.7s, juicy fives, and a tora.

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    Frame maybe considered cheap but rides like a much more expensive bike. Money saved on the frame went to pro built wheels and fork. Sold a Nomad frame,fork and wheels to build this complete and couldn't be happier!
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    hey!
    nice ride! what bar is that?

    Spike

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am Spike
    hey!
    nice ride! what bar is that?

    Spike
    Groovy luv handles, worth the wait!

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