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    light frames at a good price?

    I'm looking for a light freeride frame under $1000. I'm a small guy (125lbs), so I don't need a super-strong frame and it's harder for a small guy like me to ride a big clunker. I'm also trying not to break the bank. Anyone got any ideas for good deals you know of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macace8
    I'm looking for a light freeride frame under $1000. I'm a small guy (125lbs), so I don't need a super-strong frame and it's harder for a small guy like me to ride a big clunker. I'm also trying not to break the bank. Anyone got any ideas for good deals you know of?

    1.FS or HT?
    2.What riding you going to be doing?(terrain etc)
    3.How long have you been riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial
    1.FS or HT?
    2.What riding you going to be doing?(terrain etc)
    3.How long have you been riding?
    1. FS
    2. no downhill type stuff, just FR trails, jumps, some general mtb trails etc. basically, I not going to be doing anything on untamed backcountry or downhill.
    3. 6 months

    I want like a bike that I can still ride as I increase my skill level and experience

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    what size drops are you doing now? do you need a front derailleur? how heavy of a bike are you looking to build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    what size drops are you doing now? do you need a front derailleur? how heavy of a bike are you looking to build?
    3ft
    tbh i don't know. my current bike has one and i can buy one.
    around 25 lbs.

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    25lbs? You need to look at XC frames if that kinda weight is a requirement. I'm sure everyone in here is riding 35-50lb bikes.

    I was gonna suggest something like a Santa Cruz Blur 4x or Transition Preston but your weight requirements are not realistic for these kind of bikes. I'm on the lighter side 135lbs and ride a near Preston. Getting the right size frame with good geometry will make a big difference not feel like a big clunker more than a little more weight.
    Last edited by Fillmoe Slim; 10-07-2006 at 09:24 AM.

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    I'm lighter weight then you and I ride a 30ish lbs. Santa Cruz Heckler with 5 inches front and back. You might want to move over to the All Mountain forum and ask the same question.
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    ok, thanks for your help guys. ill try the all mountain forum and take a look at some santa cruz and transition frames.

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