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Frame + Forks
#1
Ok, I've found this frame
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But it's a medium, I'm going to ring them to see about things but I thought I would ask the knowledgeable ones on here aswell.
Basically, I'm 6.2 (well, 1/4" short) with normal size legs and a longish torsoe, so will it fit me?
(And if not quite, can that be cured with a long-ish stem/layback seatpost?)
I've been reading up on the linkage/geometery & weights etc but I cannot find a picture of a complete team FS or the size of forks it's meant to carry. The newer and rather different 'version' as such can take 120mm forks, but I'm thinking this is more like 100mm. Can anyone confirm this?
If it can take 120mm forks then it'll be some Fox's, if not, then it's Reba Teams or Race.

Which then brings me to my next question....

These forks, good price (I think?)
The 2010 Race ones seem to be alot better, and are £35 more, but for what's in it between the 2, does it justify the extra expense?
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*What does it mean 'Cut Steerer'? Some numpty brought them, cut it, then sent them back?

So, if I were to buy the above, I'd have a 4" front and rear travel full suss. Which yeah isn't ideal for 10ft drop off's but hey I kinda like my body so I'm not sure if I'll ever progress that far (or if I want too!)
Which brings to think it'd be perfectly capable of handling jumps and drops the size of the ones around Bedgebury (inc drops in NS area), which I'm comfy with, and could probably handle a little bigger... Would this frame/forks be up to that?

Cheers
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#2
Cut steerer means they took them off a built bike. OE.

I seem to recall some good things being said about that frame on BR a while back. But at £400 for a frame and £300 for forks you should just buy a Boardman Team FS at £1,000 imo.

Reba Race £280 at Merlin
Recon Race 2009 £152 at Wiggle

Whats wrong with the GT?
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#3
Nothings wrong with the GT, I just want a significantly lighter and better build. I love the GT to bits but I'm also a serious MTB'er, so want a more 'serious' mtb.
(Plus it's a right bitch to lug up some hills, and I normally can't be arsed)
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#4
http://www.pinnacle-bikes.co.uk/Previous...ntId=1266#

Cant find that one on there site Jon, but if the geometry is the same then the medium only has a 430mm seat tube which is about a 17 inch frame, toptube looks a good length though for you.
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#5
&quot;Blackers&quot; Wrote:Cut steerer means they took them off a built bike. OE.

I seem to recall some good things being said about that frame on BR a while back. But at £400 for a frame and £300 for forks you should just buy a Boardman Team FS at £1,000 imo.

Reba Race £280 at Merlin
Recon Race 2009 £152 at Wiggle

Whats wrong with the GT?

I have heard quite a few have been snapping on the seat tube after very light use.
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#6
In which case I reckon the Boardman is even more up your street, In a medium the Team FS will come in at just over 28lbs. You would struggle to build a 120mm travel FS for that. Especially with a pretty tasty drivetrain and decent brakes.

Or buy this, sell the frame and whatever else you dont need and pick up a second hand FS frame from somewhere.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Model...elID=41724
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#7
[quote author=]

I have heard quite a few have been snapping on the seat tube after very light use.[/quote]

Really? Links?
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#8
&quot;Buzz&quot; Wrote:http://www.pinnacle-bikes.co.uk/Previous...ntId=1266#

Cant find that one on there site Jon, but if the geometry is the same then the medium only has a 430mm seat tube which is about a 17 inch frame, toptube looks a good length though for you.

I found it under downloads 07 bikes if iirc
That could also be a good bike, will have to read up. Would upgrade the forks though
Edit: If that bike comes in at over 30lbs then I wouldnt be saving much over the GT really, plus I would upgrade alot of it, so would probably work out quite expensive

Mark, Yeah the boardman is nice, but getting that one you linked too could also be an idea, just take everything off it.

Hmm, decisions decisions
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#9
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The bottom user review on this

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5th post up from bottom

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You will probably find more if you have a look
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#10
[quote author=]http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12642860&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

The bottom user review on this

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5th post up from bottom

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You will probably find more if you have a look[/quote]

Cheers. Though thats very little in the grand scheme of things. CTW has resulted in them selling stacks of them. Ill check mine over just in case. Though it was fine after I smashed myself up so they seem sturdy to me for a 120mm xc bike.
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