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    Which sub-70 deg head-angle budget hardtail?

    Must support 2x10 (Kona Honzo & Taro are out).

    Must have thru-axle fork (Trek X-Cal is out).

    Must be less than $2000.

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    Kona Honzo can be used with front derailleur. I put a Problem Solvers collar with direct mount and it work great !






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    Hum, guess you have a different idea of "budget" than others Haggis Was going to reply good luck for a budget one of these until you posted your $$ budget

    Loads of these out there these days, just pick which one you like the look of, try to get a test ride. Don't rule out any that are mainly sold as frame only options as you can find some sweet OEM deals for 10X setups and blow out deals on forks right now. You could build a Paradox/Yelli/Nimble/Honzo/etc with decent parts for your $2K budget if you shop wisely. Raleigh has their Mason as completes and they look pretty nice and good spec. That's about all I know, I don't really do full/completes these days, just frame onlys and swap parts from previous bikes and/or get exactly what parts I like.

    CropCircle, I looked at the Honzo and thought that would be a possible solution, thanks for posting up the pics to confirm
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    Trek Stache 7? 2x10, Front and rear through axel, 68 degree, mostly SLX gear with a shimano plus rear derailer, $1700 retail. Test rode the stache 8 and it is really a solid bike.

    Whats drawing you to the HT...just curious?
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    Another option Superfly AL - Trek Bicycle

    Really fun and nice XC hardtail IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by CROPCIRCLE View Post
    Kona Honzo can be used with front derailleur. I put a Problem Solvers collar with direct mount and it work great !
    Good to know... thanks. Kona back on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Trek Stache 7? 2x10, Front and rear through axel, 68 degree, mostly SLX gear with a shimano plus rear derailer, $1700 retail. Test rode the stache 8 and it is really a solid bike.

    Whats drawing you to the HT...just curious?
    Stache would be ideal, but over here they'll probably sell for around $3-4k NZ

    Why HT? - winter riding, commuting and just saving wear on the bouncy bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Hum, guess you have a different idea of "budget" than others Haggis Was going to reply good luck for a budget one of these until you posted your $$ budget

    Loads of these out there these days, just pick which one you like the look of, try to get a test ride. Don't rule out any that are mainly sold as frame only options as you can find some sweet OEM deals for 10X setups and blow out deals on forks right now. You could build a Paradox/Yelli/Nimble/Honzo/etc with decent parts for your $2K budget if you shop wisely. Raleigh has their Mason as completes and they look pretty nice and good spec. That's about all I know, I don't really do full/completes these days, just frame onlys and swap parts from previous bikes and/or get exactly what parts I like.

    CropCircle, I looked at the Honzo and thought that would be a possible solution, thanks for posting up the pics to confirm
    Sorry, meant 2k NZ which is approx $1600 US...

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