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    new frame needed...

    So I snapped my session 77 this weekend

    Now that I need a new frame, there is a VP free for sale locally, its an 06, is it worth going for or should I stick to my plan of trying to find a large intense SS??

    The vp free is a good deal, but I wonder if i would prefer the geo of the SS???

    I guess the question is, are 06 vp frees any good?

    Also given my frame was an 05 and failed I wonder if I should even consider looking at an 06 frame from a fatigue stand point??

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    I have heard nothing but good things about the VP, it's an amazing bike. How much is the guy asking for the VP, at least go check it out and see if it feels good

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    If it snapped at the seattube, that's a pretty common break.

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    Vp-free = horrible ancient geo with 15.3'' bb which makes it turn very sketchy. The susp work also isn't great.
    I'd go for the SS or sth similar. (or new uzzi if you want it closer to the free)
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    If it snapped at the seattube, that's a pretty common break.
    yeah seat tube broke clean off at the weld just above the lower pivot.

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    Just normal riding broke it?

    I almost picked up a sweet 77 last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    If it snapped at the seattube, that's a pretty common break.
    yep right below or above the pivot weld sleave ....look for a warranty and then sale frame
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    No warranty, its an 05 (session frames only carry 3yr warranty) and I'm the second owner.

    Normal riding? depends, going a bit deep on a 30ft table at the end of a weekend of resort riding did it...

    The bike spent the first year of its life on whistler with the prev owner, then 2.5years of DH/FR and heavy trail riding with me, its had a good life I'd say

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    SS has static BB height of 13.6", while VP Free is over 15" or something like that. SS is horrible for rock gardens, but rails like crazy. VP Free is complete opposite. 2 different beasts.

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    Yeah I think the VP free is similar to the session in geometry, but taller.

    My bike had a 14.5" BB and I found that too high, I was riding that thing with almost 50% sag to make it feel less tall...

    SS it is if I can find one... if not I'll have to pony up for a maelstrom or an uzzi.

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