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 Post subject: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:12 pm 
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Hello fellow bikers!

I'm after some advice. This is my first post, as I only really use this site for the buy/sell and to snoop Big Grin .

Anyway, I have been 'upgrading' my current bike, a DDG Shooter, for the last few years and I feel I need a change. I have recently added the DMR SS kit which I love at the moment.

The type of riding I do is very mixed, from trail riding to dirt jumping, gentle bike rides to cycling to work etc. I'm 6ft 2" so I am looking for a 26er, 24er's are too small for me. I wish to continue riding single speed due to the ease and low maintenance (lazy sod I know)

Has anyone got any recommendations for a bike that may possibly tick all the boxes, or even a frame to build from.

As for a budget. I am looking to spend around £400-500 however if I need to add a few more pennies I will.

Any feedback is much appreciated. Look forward to it!

Thanks in advance.

Frazer


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:08 am 
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Dartmoor hornet or similar ?

DDG shooter is an old school frame though man!

Ive got a Handsome Dog i have been borrowing off a mate with a ghetto single speed conversion

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:40 am 
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nwmlarge wrote:
dartmoor hornet or similar ?

DDG shooter is an old school frame though man!

Ive got a Handsome Dog i have been borrowing off a mate with a ghetto single speed conversion


Cheers,

Yeah it was my first proper bike - 11 years ago when I was 13!! lol Saved all my paper round money for it. Just think its time for a change.

I have read what other people have and a lot seem to be the Transitions, Identitis, Dartmoors & Dmr's.

Ill look into the hornet though. Although i'm not sure what to look for in a bike for my needs. The geometry side of things completely confuse me as well

Frazer


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:30 am 
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I'd say it would be good to check out what others are riding at the same spots you do.

Its tricky for us lanky beans to buy a bike that can trail ride with a low enough standover to jump well.

Is the budget secondhand or new?

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:04 pm 
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nwmlarge wrote:
I'd say it would be good to check out what others are riding at the same spots you do.

Its tricky for us lanky beans to buy a bike that can trail ride with a low enough standover to jump well.

Is the budget secondhand or new?


Well i like the idea of new but i don't mind secondhand - at the end of the day jumping will more than likely mean the bike will get abused a bit so wont stay new for a while


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:17 pm 
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Secondhand will get you a set of forks and a frame for that money.
Something with Uturn would be ideal to make it versatile

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:28 pm 
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nwmlarge wrote:
secondhand will get you a set of forks and a frame for that money.
Something with Uturn would be ideal to make it versatile


OK, well maybe if i look into getting a frame and forks and building something up with what i have atm?
What do you mean by Uturn?


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:30 pm 
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http://www.stantonbikes.com/bikes
nice frames, strong and fun. Ade (turner5) off there has one

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for new bike/build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:55 pm 
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U-turn is rockshox adjustable system. Means you can make the travel anything from 100mm to 160mm
Lyrics are worth a look

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