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    FS: 2018 GG Smash Extra Medium Frame, Coil and Air Shocks, Raw Finish

    I’ve been riding my Smash as a 27.5+ for a few months now, looking to downsize to a proper 27.5 frame.

    Frame is excellent condition, new style swingarm, “Extra Medium” is a custom frame size that uses a size Large top tube/ downtime mated to a size medium seat tube/head tube, which gives you a longer frame with a lower stack and lower stamdover.

    Looking for $1500 with a Super Deluxe Air Shock. I also have available a Super Deluxe Coil with 400# and 450# springs.

    No trades, thanks.

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    Interested to see how this goes. After tonight's announcement it might be a hard sale.

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    Nurse Ben: can you send me a PM? I might have a friend interested. Tapatalk is having issues letting me send PMs.
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    I might be interested. If you get a quick sale no worries. I'm still pondering the new bikes and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    Interested to see how this goes. After tonight's announcement it might be a hard sale.
    I disagree .... The reason some people buy these bikes is because they are not carbon. That's why we got ours. If anything, the announcement may have just increased resale values. Carbon isn't always better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gundrted View Post
    Carbon isn't always better.


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    Except that that main advantages of aluminum are impact resistance and price. If GG's claims of impact resistance hold true, and their pricing isn't too bad, then there's no disadvantage to the new bikes from aluminum.
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    I'm pretty blown away by the new bikes.

    I'm completely happy with my SD/MT though and won't be bike shopping for quite a while unless my bike gets stolen or gets destroyed by some other tragedy. Then I'd jump on a new SD or Smash.
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    How so? Not everyone wants a plastic frame, metal is beautiful, esp how GG does their frames. This is also a custom frame, X-Medium, so cool geo and since they are going all plastic it's not a frame you can order anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    Interested to see how this goes. After tonight's announcement it might be a hard sale.
    For Sale: XMed GG Smash Frameset +
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    Nurse Ben: can you send me a PM? I might have a friend interested. Tapatalk is having issues letting me send PMs.
    For Sale: XMed GG Smash Frameset +
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    I agree with you that carbon isn't always better. I really like having an aluminum Smash. Unfortunately I don't think a lot of rides realize that. Most see carbon and get starry eyed.

    Quote Originally Posted by gundrted View Post
    I disagree .... The reason some people buy these bikes is because they are not carbon. That's why we got ours. If anything, the announcement may have just increased resale values. Carbon isn't always better.


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    I agree with your points. I guess we will see. I have the exact same frame as you but in black. I too think it is great and appreciate the asthmatics of the metal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    How so? Not everyone wants a plastic frame, metal is beautiful, esp how GG does their frames. This is also a custom frame, X-Medium, so cool geo and since they are going all plastic it's not a frame you can order anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    I too think it is great and appreciate the asthmatics of the metal.
    And I thought working with carbon was supposed to be bad for the lungs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    $02: The new GG bikes are so different than the all-metal ones, that nothing has become obsolete. I'd be happy with a CF one. I'll stay happy with my alum, too – it's a great product.
    I was going to make the same point. This isn’t just a carbon vs. aluminum thing. It looks like the new carbon frames have different geometry as well.

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    The GG used bike market was not that strong before this announcement as evidenced by used bikes hanging around and long time and being discounted from the original asking price. The new bikes don't help. Both in that some people will buy carbon instead of used metal and also because some of those who own metal will buy carbon and try and sell their metal bikes afterwards.

    OTOH if you own a GG metal bike, love it and ride it than nothing changes.

    If you want to flip bikes then you'll get caught out by changes in the market from time to time. It's just the price of bike ADHD.
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    Personally been on Ben's bike and ride with him very often. Can say 100% that his post is accurate and the man takes great care of his toys. He just went through a sale where this was not the case so figured I might as well chime in with that information.

    Honestly, if I had the money now I would probably grab from him as plastic isn't one of those things that get me all starry eyed. But I am on the cusp of being able to ride the Medium and the Extra Medium. Have ridden both and was comfortable on both, unfortunately did not get to ride them back to back though.

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    Another thing to realize as well is that as cool as the new carbon frames are, they aren't significantly lighter than the alloy models. I may be really tempted to sell my Extra Medium Smash in LamborGG (for $1250) as well...but its not new bikes are drastically different in terms of weight (or performance).
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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    Greg, whacky thought: if you got Ben's frame, rode it a bit and decided it's too long for you, I could swap you for my medium. I'm trying to be in the Tahoe area this spring.
    Better idea: You guys move in together and share the bikes

    Greg, would your wife go for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    Another thing to realize as well is that as cool as the new carbon frames are, they aren't significantly lighter than the alloy models. I may be really tempted to sell my Extra Medium Smash in LamborGG (for $1250) as well...but its not new bikes are drastically different in terms of weight (or performance).

    The main benefit of carbon, for me, is in less resonance transferred through the frame.

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