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    light 29er fs frame

    im looking for a light full suspension 29er frame made of carbon. it can cost up to 10 000 swedish crowns (about 1400 USD)how is the china frames in fs? i want to get the bike under 10kg

    i going to use it to a xc race bike. 100mm front fork will it be. im going to use sram xx1 32T crankset. rock shox reba fork.

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    Kullin, $1400 is half of what you need to spend on a carbon FS frame. I'm not trying to be a jerk but, you have the money for XX1 drivetrain and not for the frame? My advice is save up to buy a good frame. Only a new frame will have a warranty, and on a carbon frame you want a warranty and downtube protection. A used carbon frame is a gamble. A lot of carbon frames are made in Taiwan (Giant, Niner, etc.) anyway so finding one won't be hard, but again it's a gamble. If you have a problem, who do you contact? It's not like you go down to your local bike shop to get help with it. That's my thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullin View Post
    im looking for a light full suspension 29er frame made of carbon. it can cost up to 10 000 swedish crowns (about 1400 USD)how is the china frames in fs? i want to get the bike under 10kg

    i going to use it to a xc race bike. 100mm front fork will it be. im going to use sram xx1 32T crankset. rock shox reba fork.
    Double the price to 20,000 Crowns, and then add to that the VAT and shipping.

    Niner Jet 9 RDO 29er Carbon Full Suspension 2013 Frames Mountain Bikes/Bicycles

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    Titus carbon Rockstar. 1.066 euro

    Titus Rockstar Carbon 29er Frame And Monarch RT3 Shock

    Otherwise, I'd look at a Salsa Spearfish. The current generation is aluminum but quite light. It should be available on closeout since it has been significantly redesigned for next year. Or, buy the 2014 version Spearfish.

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    And fs requires maintenance and more and more work after the first two seasons to deal with slop, so a used frame can be just buying someone else's problems.

    For XC racing you may consider a carbon hard tail for less maintenance.
    A Trek Superfly 9.8 is at your limit. I've demoed one. It has exceptional handling from very good geo.
    The trail feel is great.
    The damping is very good.
    Your finished weight would be very competitive.
    Superfly ? Trek

    A Grand Canyon 29 CF SLX is another option.
    https://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainb...ke.html?b=3117

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    some of you maybe understod me wrong, i'm going to buy a new frame ofc not a used one. i've been loocking at the titus rockstar but it feels heavy. or weighs all the frame so much??

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    AnthemX alu frame is lighter
    http://forums.mtbr.com/giant/giant-a...ht-690738.html
    than the Titus carbon one. Going lighter than this for the asked price is a difficult task.

    If frame alone does not end up in 1400, and it should, purchasing the whole bike and selling the parts will bring you down.

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    does anyone know how much the titus rockstar 29er carbon frame weights with rock shox monark RT3 rear shock?? on on-one website it said just under 6pounds and on other places it said 5 pounds

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    Do NOT go cheap on the frame and then big on the components.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    after some thinking and talking with a friend i'm going to buy a whole bike and change some parts thats going to be cheaper like someone said here i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Do NOT go cheap on the frame and then big on the components.
    Isn't that the business model of B i k e s D i r e c t ?

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    I wasn't going to go there but...
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