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    New question here. Cheap freeride bike

    looking for a cheap freeride frame...something i can do a single crown on...but nothing to extreme...small hits/jumps...a starter...im on a hardtail now and just want some rear sus.
    i was looking @ the specailized big hit spec.....good choice for the price??
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    Here you go. This frame will be sold in Supergo stores some time in the next month or 2. Last year's model sold for $695. Price shouldn't increase that much this year, despite some major improvements in the design.
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    This bike got very favorable reviews over on NSMB.com....

    It runs about $849 with the Romic rear shock.

    https://www.transitionbikes.com/imag...udio_LARGE.jpg


    https://www.nsmb.com/gear/transition_review_04_04.php


    And I just picked up this frame...... have to build it up but it should ride similar to a Stinky

    https://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp...temid=187&va=0
    Pat T.

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    Nice looking bike you got there Pat. Bike park in Whistler is open, you really should build it up and get on up here to play!

    TJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat T.
    This bike got very favorable reviews over on NSMB.com....

    It runs about $849 with the Romic rear shock.

    https://www.transitionbikes.com/imag...udio_LARGE.jpg


    https://www.nsmb.com/gear/transition_review_04_04.php


    And I just picked up this frame...... have to build it up but it should ride similar to a Stinky

    https://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp...temid=187&va=0

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    I am really interested in that weyless for when I feel I want a Full Suspension, If i am going to replace my P2 frame it would be with that one.

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    Consider KHS

    You can get a KHS FR1500 frame with a romic rear shock (4/5/6" adjustable travel) from a place called bobs-bicycles.com for $299!!!!! (800-554-bobs, talk to dave) http://www.khsbicycles.com/fr1500.html
    Best deal around for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Nice looking bike you got there Pat. Bike park in Whistler is open, you really should build it up and get on up here to play!

    TJ
    That is the plan, I am ordering the BB, cranks, pedals, pump, seat post, and head set tomorrow. All the other parts are coming right off of my bike, then I'll just need a front derailluer which I should be getting real quick (thank you ebay).
    Pat T.

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    Yee-haw, big travel is the way to go! If you're looking to get into a decent FS frame for cheap buy a whole bike, not just a frame. You'll drop lots of extra cash if you buy the components aftermarket. Mfr's can offer a whole bike for the price you'd pay for just the components. If you've already got parts you're moving over from your old bike, its another story. Specialized makes good bikes for the dollar, same with Giant.

    On a new bike, the front fork is probably the most important component. If you're looking for single crown look for a Manitou Sharman, or a Marzocchi (DJ, Z1, etc). Stay away from Rockshox Psylos and Manitou Blacks - you'll just end out replacing it in a couple months.

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    lemmie think...

    um specialized bikes make the world go round but dont get a spec...go one up and get the comp then u wont have to repalce anything for a long time and if you then find you like FS bikes then the frame is good enough to just put bigger forks on it and do some DH...if you get the spec then after a year ur gunna bkreak everything on it and because the frame aint so good then ur just gunna have a broken bike sitting in ur garage with no need for it...and because of the frame youll have no options except to buy a new bike...a kona stinky is very good good bike because of the whole frame thing...upgradeable and tough as hell...or if you dont want that extra inch or travel in the rear (which i strongly advise) then you can go the one down and get the coiler...or if you can then bump up ur budget and get a comp...check out the bikes at ur LBS before u make a decisions as i reckon ur decisionw ill change when u get there...
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