120mm FS frame
ASR5 and ST4 doesn’t appear to be produced any more either, but since I’d probably be looking at second hand either way I’m still interested.
And on that note, let’s open it up to those only sold as complete bikes as well. Transition Bandit is what I can think of off the top of my head (made for slightly longer forks than I’d like though, but god they’re nice), as well as the various decently priced German offerings (Canyon, Rose, Radon).Posted 4 years agostevedeMember
My medium camber pro frame and forks will be for sale when my ti slackline frame turns up (no idea when this will be though), really like mine but I’ve got the hardtail itch again!Posted 4 years ago
Transition bandit looks like a good option and the cotic one if cy goes ahead with it.nickdaviesSubscriber
New or used? I’ve got a 2007 stumpy 120mm rear travel frame in large under my feet….
For new – i’m replacing it with a transition bandit at 130mm, so that’s where i’d point you. Combined with a set of 130/160 x-fusion slants i’m hoping it’s going to be as fun as the stumpy with a bit more travel on the front.Posted 4 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
I’m in the same boat as stevede – scratching the hardtail itch with a Ti456, so my superb (large) 2011 Camber Pro frame is surplus at the moment. I have to say that as a 120mm frameset, it rode longer, I loved the geo and it, well, just worked really well. Highly recommended (and up for grabs too) [/another blatant plug!] 🙂Posted 4 years ago
In the same boat as you mate..
Swithering over a 2012 Giant Anthem X2 locally. But something’s stopping me making the call to haggle. Not sure what as it will probably suit my riding requirements perfectly.
I emailed Cotic today about the short travel FS frame they are working on, got an email back saying think of the Rocket as a FS BFE, then think of the new bike as a FS Soul, steeper angles than Rocket, lighter and 120mm travel.
No idea on price or weight but should be good as all Cotic products are.Posted 4 years ago
That sounds absolutely fantastic – I was about to ask about something like a FS Soul but decided not to, to avoid steering the discussion in any particular direction. I probably won’t be in the market for a new frame for awhile, mainly just wanted to get an idea what to look out for, so sounds like I’d be stupid to not atleast wait and see what they come up with.
With that said, if I found an ASR5 in the right size and with a pricetag I could realistically afford, I’m not sure I could resist.
Oh, and thanks for all the replies!Posted 4 years agocySubscriber
Morning all! We are working on a shorter travel frame, which if development goes well should be available mid-summer. I have the geometry sorted, but we’re doing durability testing on a lighter weight tubeset as the prototype I have used thus far is basically a Rocket with a Soul top tube in terms of tubeset and I believe we can take more weight out of it than that.
The geometry will be a little steeper at the front end than the Rocket, and it’s designed around working with 120-140mm forks. Frame travel is 125mm. Sign up to our mailing list if you want to know more about it before anyone else.
As mentioned, there’s no reason why the new frame will be any more to make than the Rocket so expect similar pricing. The only current variable on that front is that insane as it may seem, we’re in model year changeover for Fox, so a frame coming out in the summer will have 2014 Fox shocks which we don’t have agreed pricing on yet.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the update Cy. Frame sounds fantastic but unfortunately way out of my price bracket
I’ll have to settle for something a bit cheaper and maybe catch one second hand when they come up.
I really like Cotic frames and have had 3 Souls but at £1300 for the frame I just couldn’t justify it. : (Posted 4 years ago
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