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    New question here. DMR Trailstar ??

    Okay so i'm looking to build a bike rather than buy a complete build...

    I've been scouting around for a while now and i'm gradually settling on a DMR Trailstar fame. It suits my needs - small enough for trails/jump but big enough to get around on too.

    I've been looking at DJ II forks, but when it comes to wheels etc im baffled...

    anyone suggest anything? i'm looking to spend about 500-600

    any replies much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibbins4@ntlworld.com
    i'm looking to spend about 500-600
    Thats what you want to spend on a frame a whole bike? Pretty healthy budget just for a frame.
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    i'm thinking that for a whole bike really, although by budget could stretch upwards of 600

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    With the frame and fork alone, you are getting to the low end of your budget. Add on the price of a decent set of wheels, and you are way over, and still not even close to a complete build.

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    Thats what I was thinking. You might be able to make a super low budget XC bike using really basic stuff for that much, but I doubt you can make a decent jumping bike for that much.
    Big Foot Blue KHS XC704r

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    Hmmmm, okay
    i'm really not that quizzed up on wheels etc
    what kind of budget do you think i should look at ?
    i'm pretty sure i want a trailstar, so working around that.....

    thanks

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    Their website lists a complete bike at $940 EU. Expect to pay at least 1.5x this to do a similar build yourself.

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    I know you said you want a Trailstar, but have you checked out any of the complete bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles? I see you are in the UK.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/C...CategoryID=163

    Frames:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/C...CategoryID=624
    Less isn't MOAR

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    alright thanks for the links.
    I looked at the rhythm, but im really after a 26" due to the versatility, and the sidekick frame looks too small.

    I've been looking on chainreactioncycles.com, but didn't really give much thought to the BeOne frames or the Brand-X's because i hadn't heard of them before...

    I'm going to have a rethink now, thanks for all the advice/links people!

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