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    HELP! Opinions and Ideas needed!

    Hey all,

    Ok so here goes,

    I am a cross country and trials rider who does not cut corners, my bikes cost a fortune and while most people would say "its not what you ride" I tend to think the bike should reflect the level of riding ^^

    Im looking to build my first freeride bike and I need your expertise, I wonder if you guys could really get stuck in and let your imagination run wild.

    Money no problem, WHAT FRAMESET WOULD YOU BUY!!!

    Thanks for your time in advance.

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    Looking to go lightweight FR not heavy DH, will be running long travel forks on the front either Fox 40s (tripple clamp) or Rockshox Totems (single)

    I am a skinny lightweight guy, and the courses I will be riding are technical with lots of burms and twists n turns.

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    Also looking for something different,

    So ignoring the basics (orange patriot, santa cruz bullit.....)

    Thinking along these lines.

    Nicolai UFO ST
    Nicolai UFO DS (prefer the frame but limited front travel)
    Santa Cruz Bullit
    Yeti ASX
    Commencal VIP
    DC Atika
    DC Tosa Inu
    Transition Bottle Rocket
    Orange Patriot 66 2006
    Da Bomb Da Pukka

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    since then ive crossed the ASX the Patriot and the Bullit off the list :P

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    Get the lahar frame... all carbon and hella exclusive. it's more of a dh race bike, but i think it might be freerideable...

    or you could get a demo....
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    Not fond of the idea of carbon for a frame, alough it doesnt have a fatigue life one stone flung up by the front wheel is enough to write it off ><

    Id run a titanium freeride frame but I dont think there are any =)

    Thanks for the quick responce.

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    I am in love with the Nicolai UFO DS but was cross to find that the front will only take 140mm travel ><

    Im not convinced this is enough, so if i went Nicolai it would have to be a UFO ST.
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    Personally I would get a Nemesis Project Double Agent frame with a Cane Creek Double Barrel shock, they are sick frames and can be built up pretty light. I'm not sure if you could run a Totem up front, but if you are willing to ditch the Totem for something smaller than its the way to go.
    Looking for a used DH/FR bike, have 1500 PM me with anything you've got

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    Thanks, thats a sweet looking frame =D

    Keep em coming guys.

    Thanks for your time

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    What about a Canfiled lucky or a Knolly v-tach?

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    =D very nice,

    If anyone can narrow my list down at all, perhaps any frames that do not deserve to be in the list?

    Nicolai UFO ST
    Nicolai UFO DS (prefer the frame but limited front travel)
    Commencal VIP
    DC Atika
    DC Tosa Inu
    Transition Bottle Rocket
    Da Bomb Da Pukka

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    i vote the canfield lucky. from wat ive heard people love them. check them out
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    I would go for the Knolly or Canfield personally, maybe I would consider also a Iron Horse 7point7 or a Cove

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    Turner Highline?

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    Knolly Deleirum T. No question. My dream ride for sure. That said, I've got a Bottle Rocket, and it's the most fun bike I've ever ridden. It feels telepathic- it's almost like the bike knows where I want to go even before I do. If you're going for broke though, you can go blingier/ fancier. The DT is amazing. Adjustable everything, needle bearing pivots, awesome CS (Transition's is top notch as well), completly nuke proof, not horribly heavy.

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    Man heaps of options really be good to know more about what ya mean by freeride, od you want to pedal, go off 2 stories building, or are you concerned about weight, (re weight middle ground is a good place to start) expensive but strong components will save weight and last if thats true of anything in true freeriding!

    Knollys look prety cool and good to seee somthing different to all the other copy cats!

    Lucky Canfeild agree seems like a sweet option

    Cove STD - its new out but based on there successful DH bike of similar design

    Turner Highline for sure - DT won't be beat re CS so ya know ya have peace of mind riding his frames, regardless of what you do.

    Nicolai I guess, my buddies built up an awesome Gbox TFR

    You could do what some do and get a standard OEM machine first to find where ya at and if you like it first, to me this is the best option Ive followed this path myself the last few months, if I don't like it easy to sell, low investment not much to lose how cannot I not win, plus Ive really enjoyed what I chose to get my eye in and just enjoy this type of riding with out all the hype, though I get shite from dudes cause Im riding a Kona (07 Stab Supreme) personally I don't care, I have 3 other boutique bikes but its nice to ride just a bog standard run of the mill bike and come home smiling, no probs no tech shiat just ride!

    Giant's Glory FR
    Kona range (I love the Stab/DH/FR)

    Don't get me wrong I love my other bikes but for intro this allows me to start small think big take the pain, crashes without wrecking a beautiful bike, and Im surprised at how close this is in performance, will see in a few weeks when I try some DH series for fun, don't let the flash hold ya back from riding an budget bike,

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    Vote for a 7point frame. (If your looking to get some pedal time in)
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    Either an Uzzi VPX or a Knolly V-Tach depending if you like Horst, or em Knolly's 4x4 linkage or VPP.

    My Uzzi...


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    What about a dirt bag instead of the bottlerocket? Eight inches of travel, and the frame is actually .1 lighter, like that much makes a difference but still. Kinda curious why you didn't include the DB in the first place?

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    please get a Highline so I can hate you
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    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Quote Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    please get a Highline so I can hate you


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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Last edited by 545cu4ch; 05-28-2007 at 09:39 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    "jesus would huck it"
    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Highline

    Here's my money not a concern freeride bike suggestion.
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    I wish I had the skills to hang with yall but I dont right now. Having said that I think the 1.Canfield Luck
    2. Santa Cruz Vp Free
    3.Versus Blitz 2
    4. Specialized SX Trail, Demo 7, or BigHit
    5. Foes 08 Fly

    I think any of these bikes would be great to have and perfect for free riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory 123
    Here's my money not a concern freeride bike suggestion.
    damn you
    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    "jesus would huck it"
    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Thankyou for your time guys,

    I now have on order.

    Nicolai UFO ST White with mat black rear triangle.
    Rockshox Totem single airs (i wouldnt use the 2 step feature)
    Mavic 729 rims
    Hope Pro 2s

    and much much more <3

    Cant wait.

    Once again thankyou for all your suggestions.

    Anyone want to buy a sweet trials bike? add me to msn [email protected]
    its a pace RC250T with chris kings and the lot

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    LOL...hope you get a good deal on the german tanker. Thank god you did not get that ugly army color.

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    1400 with a DHX 5.0 shock.

    Go to ebay and search rock shox totems,

    youll find a french seller selling totem 2 step airs in black which i wasnt aware rock shox made them in black, they are selling them for like 550, look at the picture the slider does not have a stamp saying 2 step air.

    I think they are coils and its a scam.

    I emailed them and got a poorly written responce saying they are 2 step airs in black....

    :S

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    Just wondering why you would want a totem air for freeride and not a coil....ridden both and I like the coil a hellaova lot more

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    dirtbag is only 170 travel which is about 6.75 inch travel.

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    6.6 slopestyle

    or an iron horse 6.8 with a totem
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