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    Light 5" travel frame

    Did a search which did not pull up anything regarding a light 5" travel frame. Most of the carbon XC type frames from most manufactures are 4" travel.... Suggestions? I'm OK with aluminum as well.....(save a few $$$)

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    Sworks Stumpjumper FSR. XC race bike equivalent.

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    Thanks for the info guys. Anything relatively light with the best bang for the buck?
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    +1 on the Yeti. They make
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    giant trance x advanced.
    santa cruz blur TR carbon

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    This is a Medium Ibis Mojo SL which has 5.5" travel. Weight includes der. hanger.
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    I have no doubt in my mind that I could build an ASR5 carbon at 19lbs, and have it be durable enough for decent x-country riding and a bit all-mountain. I currently have an ASR carbon (3.89" travel) built to sub-18lbs and I've pretty much beat the living piss out of it (without hucking off 4' drops) and it's stood up very nicely

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    Good job!

    I just put together a Titus FTM carbon build (5.3" travel).
    Rides sweet and light (5.5 lbs frame and shock).
    25 lbs total
    You can get the frame at a killer price right now...

    http://titus-bikes.myshopify.com/pro...m-carbon-frame
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    Nice looking ride Tfrost... The Carbon Mojo and FSR are pretty sweet too...
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    Rocky Mountain Element MSL.

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    love my IBIS MOJO CARBON....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Matt View Post
    +2 on the SC Blur TR or even LT with wee bit more travel
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    +3 on the Blur TRC...not cheap,though.
    Gajas what?

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    What about a syntace / liteville 301? http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1723

    2.370 g (L) - anywhere from 120 to 160mm!!! rear travel. Has received some rave reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    This is a Medium Ibis Mojo SL which has 5.5" travel. Weight includes der. hanger.
    I like the KTM 2 Strokes you have. What year is the bike on the poster in the upper
    left hand of pic 1?
    My 144 is a blast to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmitch2 View Post
    I like the KTM 2 Strokes you have. What year is the bike on the poster in the upper
    left hand of pic 1?
    My 144 is a blast to ride
    Thanks. If you are asking about the poster with the girl in the bikini, that is an old Acerbis ad.I'm guessing the bike is a 1991 Honda CR 250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal.s View Post
    Rocky Mountain Element MSL.
    +1 120x120 travel

    frame with seatpost clamp in a large is right around 2200gms,

    22.6 pounds in this build with an over spec weight Fox F120 and a standard 3x9 XTR drivetrain.

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    Cannondale RZ140
    140mm travel, I got mine down to 21lbs
    If you believe that I've got some magic beans to sell ya.

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    Although my Titus Motolite isn't a total ww build, it also isn't a pig at just under 27lbs with a 4lb 100-130 mm fork. Its got a great suspension design with the horst linkage and rp23, two bolt holes, one @ 100mm, the other at 120mm travel. I am thinking about selling it to get a 29er, but it is an awesome bike that has a very laterally stiff rearend that rails corners better than any bike I've ridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krismac View Post
    yeti asr5c you won't regret it. best bike i've ever ridden and now own
    Yep, mine is 24.3 lbs with heavy tires and spokes. Rides like a dream.


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    Rocky Mountain Element 70msl

    I second the rocky I love mine and its under 25 pounds built for trail riding.

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    Another vote for the Santa Cruz TRc. My large frame arrived two days ago and came in at 4.9 lbs with the RP23 Kashima and r der hanger. Can't wait to get the last couple of parts and get her built.

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    I just ordered an IBIS SL-R
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    With this frame born at 5.5 pounds including the Fox RP23 rear shock consider your search finished...
    5.5 or 6 inches of travels your choice.
    Slap a Fox Talas fork on this puppy and you're set.

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    If you wanted to go 6", bikerumor measured the medium sized Trek Remedy at 5lbs 12 oz, with seat collar, headset, shock, and bottom bracket installed. I'm sure the fuel ex would be a tad lighter.


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