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    WHAT BIKE? FR heavy ALL MNT???

    OK I am about to sell my trailbike and want to replace it with a more light FR type bike that can still go uphill and weigh around 34LBS!!! What do you guys think I should get. All the bikes listed will need to be bought used, if I wait for the Cortina that frame would be new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjenn
    OK I am about to sell my trailbike and want to replace it with a more light FR type bike that can still go uphill and weigh around 34LBS!!! What do you guys think I should get. All the bikes listed will need to be bought used, if I wait for the Cortina that frame would be new!
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    Yeah thats what I was shooting for. The reason I want a lighter smaller travel set up is because the courses are faster with a 7" bike that weighs like 8-9lbs less than a true DH rig! And also I can put a daul ring on front and try and go uphill more.

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    yeti as-x, mines great so far
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    Iron Horse 6Point8

    I'd enchourage you to look at the Iron Horse 6point8. Fox DHX air rear, Fox 36 air up front. DT swiss wheels, full Sram X.0. 150mm rear hub, 83mm shell. Perhaps the best all mountain bike to be found.

    (Down Wind Sports in Marquette, MI sells them, best price guaranteed I hear. (906) 226-7112)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MqtRider
    I'd enchourage you to look at the Iron Horse 6point8. Fox DHX air rear, Fox 36 air up front. DT swiss wheels, full Sram X.0. 150mm rear hub, 83mm shell. Perhaps the best all mountain bike to be found.

    (Down Wind Sports in Marquette, MI sells them, best price guaranteed I hear. (906) 226-7112)
    HOW MUCH DOES THAT THING SELL FOR LIKE $4000? The VPX and VP FREE will be like $2600 or so. That does look nice and light though!

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    If I were you, I would pick up a used turner rfx/6pack for aroun 900.
    Then get some good wheels for around 450.
    Then get a new 66sl ata ~750
    Rob some brakes and cracks and drive parts from another bike/ older bike if you got it.

    This price is less than 2600 you listed even if you buy the parts needed to finish it

    Just my .02
    Those bikes really rock hard, can be built up many different ways and CS is really great!

    And all this from a non-turner homer!!

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    Uzzi vpx are on sale, I just picked one up for $1600 from Redstone Cyclery. I think only large frames are left...

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    Turner RFX.

    You're going to have a tough time building some of those other bikes to 34lbs, and when you do it will mean lighter weight components that aren't as strong as the frame. With the 6 pack you could built a very rounded bike that's not held back by the wheels, or fork, and still have something that is reasonably light and able to take some good abuse.
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    Specialized Enduro. Dirt UK magazine BEAT the time set by an M3 on the 05 S-works version, complete w/ an XTR group and air suspension. Not the greatest climber, but it descends well.

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    VPF with a lite build would do very well. i can attest to both it's climbing and decending abilities...

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    giant reign

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    I guess the Downhill news website must suck....because you should already know what you want
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    What about the coiler or coilair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I guess the Downhill news website must suck....because you should already know what you want
    Yeah I kinda know but FUNDS are limited BOB! Hence I am trying to buy a used ride. And have narrowed it down to those 2 but am open for suggestions. ANy of those bike will rule, just wanted others opinions. I will let you know what I decide and invite you up so you can witness the suckage 1st hand.

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    well, if your interested my friend is gonna sell his vpfree soon, its a dh build right now but im not quite sure how much it weighs, high 30's i presume but you could easily get it down with not dh tires, and a single crown fork
    vpfrees rule

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0ggy
    well, if your interested my friend is gonna sell his vpfree soon, its a dh build right now but im not quite sure how much it weighs, high 30's i presume but you could easily get it down with not dh tires, and a single crown fork
    vpfrees rule
    Yeah maybe PM me. I am looking at 1 with a 2006 WC on the front that I could throw on my M3 and just have to find a 1 1/8 6" fork to put on the VP but it may be gone already!

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    nomad,intense 6.6?
    so this is how you add a signature!!

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    I'm going to take dogonfr's job


    blitz blitz blitz

    amazing frame.

    also ibex has some zones selling for crazy prices, check those out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    I'm going to take dogonfr's job


    blitz blitz blitz

    amazing frame.

    also ibex has some zones selling for crazy prices, check those out.
    i dont think thats alowed , but those bikes are nice.

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    IH 6 (or 7 maybe)point series would be good for you ;-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjenn
    Yeah I kinda know but FUNDS are limited BOB! Hence I am trying to buy a used ride. And have narrowed it down to those 2 but am open for suggestions. ANy of those bike will rule, just wanted others opinions. I will let you know what I decide and invite you up so you can witness the suckage 1st hand.
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    Yeah that would be cool. I can roll down to the land of SMOG.

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    This is my HD Freeride/AM baby. She weighs a lil more tha 34lbs but pedals nicely! I ride her XC, FR, DH, and DJs. It a true do all kind a bike. You could set it up to be lighter that my 40lbs. Just putting by using a diff fork other than the 66 - you will save about 1 1/2 or so. Great company and support as well. I am sure you've thought of the DB, but just my .02.
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    yah! get an ironhorse 6point! those are sick!

    or a cortina
    or a blitz 2

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    A used Bullit with the 66 ATA might save some cash!

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    i have a foes fly frame or whole bike for sale, big travel, but still light, possible to make that build weight i think
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    get an 06 iron horse 7point3
    Go BIG or Go HOME

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody242424
    i have a foes fly frame or whole bike for sale, big travel, but still light, possible to make that build weight i think
    I thought you loved that bike???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I guess the Downhill news website must suck....because you should already know what you want
    YEAH BOB THE SITE IS DOING REAL BAD! Check the house we just built! It took a little over a year.
    You should recognize my truck.
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    that there dirtbag with the holy rollers is wierd. how do they hook up? mine do ok on my stp for xc, but I might have trouble if things got steep or off camber.

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    you know how like ... on luis vuitton stuff, it always has VL all over it....well...maybe ..just maybe...they'll make me a wallet that says "VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free" all over it
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    you know how like ... on luis vuitton stuff, it always has VL all over it....well...maybe ..just maybe...they'll make me a wallet that says "VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free VP Free" all over it
    OK VP's are cool, but the build on the Intense is much better. Full SAINT, Hadley, Mavic, and the SC has TRUVATIV but has a WC BOXXER 06 that could go on my DH frame?

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    I love my Yeti-Asx! =) VP-Free would be alot heavier then 34lbs.. SC Nomad would be another good choice.

    Good luck!


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    You frickin' kidding me!

    Quote Originally Posted by ianjenn
    YEAH BOB THE SITE IS DOING REAL BAD! Check the house we just built! It took a little over a year.
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    Easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by ianjenn
    OK I am about to sell my trailbike and want to replace it with a more light FR type bike that can still go uphill and weigh around 34LBS!!! What do you guys think I should get. All the bikes listed will need to be bought used, if I wait for the Cortina that frame would be new!
    Check out the Chumba Evo. It is a burly do anything rig. I have seen them built up to 40lbs and as light as 3l lbs. I like mine.

    The SXT can be built to 34lbs with some smart component selection because the frame is burly, but not too heavy. I know of a few guys that are using these as their "one" bike and are liking it.

    The Turner RFX is a sweet machine for what you want as well.

    These are my top choices for rigs that can be bought used or discounted these days.

    If money is of no concern, the Ventana La Bruja and Terremoto would be just about perfect for what you are looking for.

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    much love in a rfx

    can't go wrong with a rfx, versatility to the nth degree. IMHO. i've had one four 5 years and never looked back.....until i saw the transition bottlerocket.
    7 point look sweet to0.

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