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« on: November 12, 2008, 08:29:58 PM »
surprise! i want a new bike.  i've loved my rush but the time has come to build something more unique and better suited to my riding style (whatever that is).

so i want to build a sweet racing hardtail. i think i know what kind of componentry i'd like but not sure about the frame.  i would like something unique, lightweight, made in the usa, and reasonably affordable. vassagos are cool, but i want a 26er.  curtlo looks interesting, but i hear it takes forever to get the job done. those of you that are more wise to the industry than me - what should i be looking at? suggestions?
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 09:01:17 PM »
Disclaimer, I prefer frames outside the norm, I don't like mainstream frames.  Hence I am the only one I know who rides a soul cycles dillinger. I have seen a lot of people at the races on Salsas Moto Rapido.  Soul Cycles also makes a 26" version of the dilllinger which is called the holligan.  Also if you really want to spend some dough, Orbea, Look, and Felt make some nice frames worth taking a look at.

So why the hard tail? If you are looking for a racing rig you could still get something with a little sproing to take the edge of some of the technical sections.
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 09:14:45 PM »
I like the full squish for racing. Hardtails climb well but sure are taxing!

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 09:35:34 PM »
thank for the input guys.  im looking for a hardtail for the following reasons: 1) i'm keeping my rush 2) i think it will be cheaper 3) and lighter and 4) hardtails are better looking haha.

benji - your dillinger is absolutely gorgeous - i will check out the hooligan.  im definitely looking for something non-mainstream.
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 09:47:03 PM »
people still rides 26er?

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 09:48:44 PM »
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 10:12:02 PM »
I am not sure that all of the bikes mentioned above are made in the USA. I know that was one of your criteria, but I think that the Scott Scale 35, and up are worthy of looking at. You won't see your self coming and going on those.

Also the Kona Kula is a nice light bike. I know Paragonman had one and liked it.

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 10:15:19 PM »
people still rides 26er?

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 10:34:07 PM »
the ventana looks very nice, built in the usa, cant find any price information. 

scotts are hideous and very expensive.
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 10:43:08 PM »
Ted Wojcik  its the one HT I really want . . . well one of them anyway  :D



Sinister is nice also (arggh so many nice frames out there)
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 10:53:04 PM »
Hardtails rule. But, forget the training wheels and go 29.
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 10:56:45 PM »
someone give me $6000

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 10:58:07 PM »
You can get a full carbon XTC frame for $1200 :)

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Re: hardtails
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 11:01:02 PM »
Ahh if you want to go ti you got to look at Kent Eriksen.  I was about 10 minutes from calling him with a deposit when I sobered up (for a full suser)
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Re: hardtails
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 11:31:09 PM »
12 hour racing on a hardtail? Look into a Truth. 

 

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