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    Outcast 29er or Nashbar SS 9er

    I have two Nashbar frames that worked out very well for me. I really am impressed with what I see and hear about Moto frames. Right now, my size, available at Nashbar for $299, and the Outcast 29er is $349. The Nashbar has a dropout if I want to add a rear der, and the cable connections. It also has disc brake tabs on the fork and frame. The Outcast has better rims and color choices. Want do you folks think? I'll probably add a suspension fork eventually and the idea of adding gears later if I want is nice. But, the Nashbar is a tad bit fugly. Any advice or experience with the Outcast that would help?
    BTW, I would be getting the 15 inch model for either bike.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_201512

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...tcast29_08.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xterradork
    I have two Nashbar frames that worked out very well for me. I really am impressed with what I see and hear about Moto frames. Right now, my size, available at Nashbar for $299, and the Outcast 29er is $349. The Nashbar has a dropout if I want to add a rear der, and the cable connections. It also has disc brake tabs on the fork and frame. The Outcast has better rims and color choices. Want do you folks think? I'll probably add a suspension fork eventually and the idea of adding gears later if I want is nice. But, the Nashbar is a tad bit fugly. Any advice or experience with the Outcast that would help?
    BTW, I would be getting the 15 inch model for either bike.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_201512

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...tcast29_08.htm
    Thanks for thinking about us
    BTW - we now have a closeout on an SE 29er that you may also want to think about
    $399 delivered

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/se/stout.htm

    great specs and nice looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    Thanks for thinking about us
    BTW - we now have a closeout on an SE 29er that you may also want to think about
    $399 delivered

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/se/stout.htm

    great specs and nice looking

    Wow, thanks for the info! This is way better than the Nashbar. Gotta love steel!
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    The Nashbar is a great deal as long as the 15" frame size fits you. Otherwise, you might want to consider the 2010 Outcast. Already has a sus fork and a derailleur hanger, plus it looks totally awesome. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...utcast29_x.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    The Nashbar is a great deal as long as the 15" frame size fits you. Otherwise, you might want to consider the 2010 Outcast. Already has a sus fork and a derailleur hanger, plus it looks totally awesome. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...utcast29_x.htm

    It turns out the 15 inch frame is the size I need (31 inch inseam), and now I'm trying to decide between the SE Stout for $399 or the Outcast 29 with disc and Dart 3 for $499, Haven't heard a lot about the 29er Dart 3, any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xterradork
    Haven't heard a lot about the 29er Dart 3, any ideas?
    Everyone b1tches about this fork. True, it's isn't the best 29er fork money can buy, but as long as you aren't hucking 20 foot drops and monster jumps then you'll probably be OK. Haven't had any issues with mine, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Everyone b1tches about this fork. True, it's isn't the best 29er fork money can buy, but as long as you aren't hucking 20 foot drops and monster jumps then you'll probably be OK. Haven't had any issues with mine, yet.

    I'm 44, I won't be hucking anything unless I had too much to drink the night before

    This is for basic trail riding, nothing too hard core. I did Xterra races (hence the name), until I trashed my shoulder in a race 2 years ago. So for me it's a decision of Alu frame, sus fork and disc brakes for $500 (Moto) or All steel frame and rigid fork with the ability to put a set of disc brakes I have sitting around the garage for $400 (Stout).

    BTW, thanks for the responses, this has been really helpful.
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    No prob. Let us know what you end up with + pics!
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    Ok, so I just ordered the 15in SE Racing Stout! As soon as it arrives, I'll build it up and post some pics. Thanks to everyone for the great advice. I'm really looking forward to this great new ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xterradork
    I have two Nashbar frames that worked out very well for me. I really am impressed with what I see and hear about Moto frames. Right now, my size, available at Nashbar for $299, and the Outcast 29er is $349. The Nashbar has a dropout if I want to add a rear der, and the cable connections. It also has disc brake tabs on the fork and frame. The Outcast has better rims and color choices. Want do you folks think? I'll probably add a suspension fork eventually and the idea of adding gears later if I want is nice. But, the Nashbar is a tad bit fugly. Any advice or experience with the Outcast that would help?
    BTW, I would be getting the 15 inch model for either bike.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_201512

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...tcast29_08.htm
    Just curious, can the "nutted hub" be converted to quick release? Front wheel is what I'm concerned about.
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    The only difference between these photos and the bike today is I'm using Shimano 520 pedals. This bike rocks! If it ever stops raining, I'll put in more trail time!

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