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    Zion compared to other steel frames.

    Hey all,
    I am looking for a good steel frame and have it down to the zion, soma groove, on one inbred, or a voodoo. How do you like the zion as an overall bike, like performance, ride, and strength? Thanks.

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    Personally, I really dig the 660. I can't say enough good things about it. Climbs well, it feels fast, it's whippy in the turns and a smooth ride for a HD. The things I don't like about it are tire clearance and that it's designed around a 80mm fork. I'd like to be able to ride up to a 2.35 tire.

    That said. I'm really like the specs on the inbred. I'd really like to take on for a spin sometime. The tire clearance and the fact that it's built around a longer travel fork if very appealing. --Mark

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    i think the 660 is a great frame. it's a bit on the heavy side, but for some reason i don't even notice when riding it. i run it as a 1x9 so i get a bit of the weight back without all that extra front equipment i'm not using anyway.

    i have a 100mm manitou r7 on it, which slackens the ht a bit but it actually rides great this way, i find i could maintain speed much more easily with the 100mm fork on it.

    tracks amazingly well, i cover things much faster than my previous (haro v5)

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    Heavy? I think it is average for a steal frame. The EBB may be a little heavy but the normal 660 is average. --Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by dropspace
    i think the 660 is a great frame. it's a bit on the heavy side, but for some reason i don't even notice when riding it. i run it as a 1x9 so i get a bit of the weight back without all that extra front equipment i'm not using anyway.

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    What sort of steel is Zion 660EBB Frame, is it cromoly 4130 or reynolds etc...?

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    It's 4130

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    Anyone have any experience with the Zion 660 and the Nashbar Signature 853? Anyone know if there's any weight difference?
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    those Nashbar frames are actually really nice...better steel too
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    On one Inbred..all the way!

    I had an 853 Zion and loved it...until I got the Inbred....the massive rear clearance and handling with a 130mm fork did it for me

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