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    Help with frame choice, please

    Ok, I'm planning on going from Hardtail to a FS. Don't have tons o' cash to spend
    so I'm looking at these three frames. I've already verified that my existing fork and front der.
    will work with any of these frames. Anyone know anything (good or bad) about any of these
    three frames? Thanks in advance.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ort+Oe+05.aspx
    (Jamis Dakar Sport)

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm?stylepkey=14968
    (Sette Riddick XC)

    http://www.leaderbikestore.com/pd_ld.cfm
    (Leader LD626S)

    The bike will be for XC use (mostly in XTERRA races), so no big drops, etc.
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    Jamis or Leader

    Of the three, I'd take the Leader or the Jamis. The Dakar is an excellent frame by all accounts. I personally own a Leader 626 so I can vouch for the frame. I don't know what XTERRA racing is, but if it's more technical than typical XC racing taht's dominated by hardtails, this would be a good bike. If you're diligent, you can get the bike down to about 26 lbs. My build is more AM oriented, and comes in at around 32 lbs. A great frame for the price. I bought mine 2 years ago from Jared at Downshift Cycles and it's been a great bike. Both Jared at Downshift and Sal at Leader are very good to deal with should you choose to go with the Leader.

    Bob
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    Marin Wolf Ridge

    Selling for $400 on ebay.

    Adjustable on-the-fly 4-6" VPP travel with Fox RP3. Excellent reviews.

    I've been riding this for a few months and love it.


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