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    Mountaincross/trials frame or bike?

    What would be a good frame or bike for mountaincross and trials for a good price? I have my gemini which is good for mountaincross but it would be nice to have a small hardtail that can be thrown around easily and that I can beat up in trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigair101
    What would be a good frame or bike for mountaincross and trials for a good price? I have my gemini which is good for mountaincross but it would be nice to have a small hardtail that can be thrown around easily and that I can beat up in trials.
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    I'm looking to spend about $200 and I already have some old lx parts and wheels and stuff. I have pretty much enough to build a bike. All I would need is a headset.

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    get a p.street or the new p.1 cro-mo and buy a front v-brake. those would suit u pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderp2
    get a p.street or the new p.1 cro-mo and buy a front v-brake. those would suit u pretty good
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    I don't really thing he would like a p.street. Especially if he is going to use the bike for a bit of trials. The p street is the farthest thing from light and flickable. It feels like crap. I think you should go with the regular aluminum P.2. They are light and flickable and you could do trials on one if you really wanted too.

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    I second the motion on the P2. That would be a great bike for MTX or Trials.

    The P2 frame being ridden at the 4X world championships...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb care bear
    I second the motion on the P2. That would be a great bike for MTX or Trials.

    The P2 frame being ridden at the 4X world championships...
    yeah p.2, see if you can pick up a used frame for 200 bucks.

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    Look for any of the '03 and up P series frames. They are all the same and you can pick one up for cheap. Ebay usually has alot of them, I would check there.

    And if you want to save up for a bit longer, you might be able to even pick up a p.1 or p.2 on there for $500 +/- a little.

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    www.woodmancomponents.com

    Check out the woodman D frame. Its fairly burly, and has an adjustable wheelbase from I think 17 inches (like the p series) down to 15.5 or so which would be great for trials. I have the woodman elite which is lighter and only has a 15.5 inch wheelbase...super quality and finish, plus Jim is a super guy to deal with, holler at him or any LBS can order his stuff. You may have to wait a little for a frame, but it'd be worth it.
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    woodman elite

    i also own the elite. great frame for a great price. super light to. i dont know about mtnx on it, but an excellent trialsish framebut more ridable than a dedicated trials frame

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    To tell you the truth, I have yet to really head about woodman stuf. Anyone have positive experiance with their Headsets? What about their hubs that have the "v-cups" that change from QR to TA "instantly"

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    woodman stuff

    i know a guy running thier stem and bars, a well as brake boosters, and its all good. as far as all the more "intricate" stuff with bearings and all, i havent heard anythign either.

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    What about the azonic ds1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb care bear
    I second the motion on the P2. That would be a great bike for MTX or Trials.

    The P2 frame being ridden at the 4X world championships...
    word
    I dont do trials, but i have an 04 p.2, and it would be great for it, i street ride so thats close enough.
    Its pretty light too.
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    actually....

    trials and street and very very very different things. the geometry of a trials bike compared to the geometry of, say, a P2 are quite different. most notably, the chain stays are much longer, which severly affects rear wheel manuverability.

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    We werent talking about a hardcore trials frame. He wanted a frame that you could also use for Mountaincross. The P2 is the best of both worlds for the money, and is a very trustworhty frame.
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