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    Help identify a frameset

    I found a photo of this frame (shown as a complete bike) in a Tawain Source catalog that we have here at work. I was wondering if anyone know if this frame is being used by any North American companies. I kinda thought it looked like a Kona but couldn't be sure and I don't consider myself to be all that knowledgable with the DH stuff. I know many companies outsource their production to Tawainese/Chinese companies and thought that might the be the case with this one.

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    Deff not Kona

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    Deff not Kona
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    Quote Originally Posted by berrywise
    I found a photo of this frame (shown as a complete bike) in a Tawain Source catalog that we have here at work. I was wondering if anyone know if this frame is being used by any North American companies. I kinda thought it looked like a Kona but couldn't be sure and I don't consider myself to be all that knowledgable with the DH stuff. I know many companies outsource their production to Tawainese/Chinese companies and thought that might the be the case with this one.

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    looks more like a lawwill (yeti) rear linkage

    the brand is Avanti, not sure of the model...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    looks more like a lawwill (yeti) rear linkage

    the brand is Avanti, not sure of the model...
    Avanti is a New Zealand company isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    Avanti is a New Zealand company isnt it?
    they are, but they outsourse others for their dh/freeride bikes. their D8 is an exact replica of another manufacturer that i can't remember right now...


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    I think the other one is the same frame as the Azonic Eliminator (which is also the Oryx DH and a few other company's).

    This one is a sorry ripoff of the Yeti DH-9. Yay for companies designing their OWN sh*t. The only thing worse than completely outsourcing your design work is outsourcing a design that was blatantly ripped off in the first place.
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    It looks like a Tank Cycle "ZEUs dh-2"


    check it out at www.tankcycle.com
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    Avanti Cycles

    Avanti are a NZ company and they outsource all manufacturing. West Coast - the D8 was made by keewee - www.keewee.co.nz. They specialise is cromo full suspension designs.

    Ive seen another possible Avanti 04/05 offering and it looked liked a p.o.s. It was a 5 inch 4 bar with a horst link but the angles looked too steep and the tubing sounded thin when 'pinged' with a finger. The guy testing it put a dent in the tubing from bottoming out the shock (swinger 4 way) but aparently it was not the standard shock.

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    I've definitely seen that design before. Can't remember who made it, avanti maybe, but it's not brand new or anything.
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    check out those brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jm.
    I've definitely seen that design before. Can't remember who made it, avanti maybe, but it's not brand new or anything.
    Grimeca, but why Hayes rotors???
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