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  1. #1
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    Got the components, What frame/Style?

    Yo guys, i have a 2001 cannondale chase, i bought it off a friend 3 years back in mint condition in order i looked after it.

    The lynskey in this shot has been rebuild for raceing

    I love the shape of the frame, and have bought top components for it, nothing but the frame is original.
    Now i dont do dirt, but i love singletrack/jumps when combined. Its a tiny frame 13'' or something and i get along with a 410 thompson layback. It looks spot on, and is great geometry's for flying around downhill sections.

    Now the real issue is the components out do the frame, its a very upright sitting position and does my back in, also my abs are always crumpled up and not in open/stretched position.

    i've recently bought a new road bike and finished a lynskey ridgeline build (nearly) both i use more as race bikes.

    Do i get a new frame and transfer all the components, all ill probs need is a new headset, i doubt the oversized chris king will fit most new frames.

    As above i have a lynskey ridgeline, weight weenie, mainly for racing so i dont need another light hardtail. might like a full sus tho

    Looking for your idea on what i should build with the components as below or do i just keep the build and not ride it so much, but from my bike collection im missing a good all mountain bike/dh

    Fox talas kashima sanctions 2011 brand new
    Chris king headset
    Xt chainset (running 1x9 with mrp lopes chain guide) i have front mechs and shifters spare tho.
    Hope v2 Brakes, brand new
    Hope pro 2 evo wheelset
    Got loads of tyres
    Many seatposts/saddles
    Sunline bars/stems
    Also got truvativ noir carbon bars/post

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    I'm not surprised that you feel uncomfortable on that bike, it's a DJ bike and was never intended to be used with a seatpost that was extended.

    Personally, I'd be buying a bike that matched my fork so what's your fork travel? No clue what kind of bikes you have been on in the past or what kind of bikes you like but I'll suggest a few slack hardtails to get the party started.
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    Can you narrow your focus a bit? It will get you better advice in what you should be looking at.
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    Hello mate, well travel is 140/120mm switches between both.
    My lynskey is fab, fast etc but its no big hitter.
    Im looking to be training on my road bike, and racing the lynskey xc. But i want to do holidays/weekends away in wales etc hitting bigger singletrack .
    An all mountain bike is my aim i suppose, i dont want a slack, slug, dh bike. Neither do i want another fragile xc bike

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    Santa cruz or an ibis i have in my head currently

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