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    New BikesDirect Full Suspension 29er?

    Has anyone heard news about a FS 29er frame/bike coming from BikesDirect? I've been doing some research on full suspension 29er frames on the cheap (<$800), and I've narrowed it down to three: Salsa Big Mama, Voodoo Canzo, KHS Flagstaff. I plan to use the parts from my Cliff 29er Pro and swap them over with a few upgrades. I like the frames listed, but if they plan on introducing a FS 29er to their offering for about the same as the 26" bikes I would definitely consider it. And if they were going to sell frame/shock only, that would be of interest as well.

    Anyone else interested or heard news about this?
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    Wonder it it'll be Ti? That would be cool!
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    We are still testing our latest version of this bike; so it will be at least 6 months before we have complete bikes or framesets

    This project has taken I lot of time to get right

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    We are still testing our latest version of this bike; so it will be at least 6 months before we have complete bikes or framesets

    This project has taken I lot of time to get right
    Is there any more information you can give us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    We are still testing our latest version of this bike; so it will be at least 6 months before we have complete bikes or framesets

    This project has taken I lot of time to get right

    Need anymore testers? I'm in if you're looking.
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    Any pics of the prototypes?
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    Hey, Mike

    And will this new bike, which I already have money set aside for, be Clydesdale worthy (good quality wheel set and suspension) ???

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    Plus 1 for clyde worthy. I love my fantom sl pro but the wheels left a little to desire. 36 spoke count is what I would like to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindWalker
    Need anymore testers? I'm in if you're looking.
    For serious...I've got some great trails here for "testing"!
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    please do some in the small frame size like the 29PROSL!
    I'm short, but love the 29er!
    just waiting on an FS

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    Wow, I'd love to see a BD FS 29er. Mike, what's up on the suspension design and how much travel?

    Also wondering what your shock and fork options will be...Reba with maxle lite?

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    Hows the testing going?

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    Any further news on the FS 29er?
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    I would like an update on this if possible?

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    Me too.
    A picture.
    A tease.
    Something to look forward to.

    Please.

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    Since Mike posted here http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=651308, crickets.
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    I got a message from Mike Yesterday!!! NEXT WEEK!!!!

    Originally Posted by makppm
    Wondering if there is any update on this? I spoke to one of your reps over a year ago and he thought you were close to putting a TI full suspension 29er into production, thoughts?


    Bikes are in production now
    Pre-book will go up on site next week

    5 models -
    pre-book prices $1999 with XTR and XO level [3 bikes]
    $1399 with X9 and SLX [2 bikes]

    thanks for your interest

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    Wow I had heard preorder isn't till mid June...

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    @ $1400 it is about $400 less than a friend of mine picked up a 2010 Trek on sale a few months back. For his extra $400 he gets a free tune-up, free adjustments and better resale. I have to say, I am on the fence on this one.
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    Your buddy also probably got lesser components by far. He did get a snazzy paint job though.

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