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    frame advice..

    Well its been a while but I finally have a good steady job and I can afford sweet mtb goodies now

    Anyway, thios summer I want to race hardtail downhill and do the 4x races that there are. I am pretty sure that I want the identiti dr jekyll, I researched it before and came to this bike so I assume its still just as good?

    gonna pair taht with a pike, 95mm for 4x and djs, and 140 for any downhill type stuff. Seems like the good all around choice? I doubt I will break it and Ive heard its a very strong frame anyway.

    Thers a place that I can get the frame shipped to me for just under $400 CDN as well

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    Pike for 4x and dj is ok but it's far from a dh fork.

    Maybe tell us what you mean by "downhill type stuff"

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    well there is blue mountain and there are trails around,,

    I know im not going to get a full out downhill bike, but I will definatly get something I probably wont be able to push the limits of, I am on a budget so can only afford one bike and this will cover what I will mostly be doing.. the dowhill is only if I get out to the mountains and/or at the races and thats mostly for fun anyawy because its a hardtail, but it will learn me good supposedly

    Iv epretty much made up my mind really but does anyone have anything to say about hte frame?

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    Head only good stuff about the frame.
    If you know your limits the fork should also be fine.

    BTW.Wasn't there a deal for the frame + pike on unreal cycles for the price of the pike?

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    sounds good for everything, overall
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    anyone know how big a regular is though?

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    And for 4x and dh should I run a single ring or a double.. there is a white e13 guide at pricepoint

    white frame + white chain guide mmm

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    on the up hills how bad is this going to kill me?

    its pretty much set up like a dj bike isnt it? super low seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    anyone know how big a regular is though?
    smaller then a large, bigger then a small
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    the bb looks pretty high.. and the head angle, at 140mm downhill does it seem too steep?


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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    the bb looks pretty high.. and the head angle, at 140mm downhill does it seem too steep?

    no that looks sweet
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    awesome, if you think it looks sweet then its good enough for me

    I'll be ordering the frame within the next month and the parts thruoghout the winter, ill be posting pics and keeping everyone updated on the build of course

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    also, right now I can get my hands on an 06' Pike 426 coil for about $200~

    worth it? has the fork changed much since 06?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    also, right now I can get my hands on an 06' Pike 426 coil for about $200~

    worth it? has the fork changed much since 06?
    No changes. Go for it if it's new.

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    Really they didnt add any changes since 06? damn.

    only thing is, its silver :/ doesnt go to well with white

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki

    white frame + white chain guide mmm

    Only before you ride it.

    The white roller on my gamut looked like used toilet paper after the first ride

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