Help me choose a new full suspension frame
Have you looked at some of the Stumpjumper frames on offer from herePosted 4 years ago
Have you looked at some of the Stumpjumper frames on offer from here
I have seen those, and it’s shallow I know, but I don’t really love their looks. This is hopefully gonna be a bike that’ll stick with me for quite a few years, and there’s something about swoopy curvy frames that just rubs me up the wrong way.Posted 4 years ago
Just thinking about it, new forks are going to be an almost definite purchase either way as my current ones aren’t bolt through, which is an upgrade I’d quite like to make.
Getting a 5 would let me continue with my current (and long lasting) bout of Orange fandom…Posted 4 years ago
I’m looking to retire my 2007 Orange P7, and finally make the move to full bounce. To save on £££ and hopefully learn something while I’m at it, I’d like to purchase frame only and move all my bits across, then sell anything I have left over.
I appreciate that I may need to purchase new suspension forks, seatpost etc., but I have a few nice bits on the P7 that I definitely want to keep (XT Shadow rear mech, Hope brakes etc.).
My budget is around £2000, give or take a couple of hundred. I’m looking for something XC/trail oriented, and although I’m not totally averse to a 29er, sticking with 26″ would let me use my current wheels. So far the options I’ve seen are the
Orange 5 – frame only £1500
Cotic Rocket – frame only £1350, although I’m also very tempted by the
Cotic Rocket – rolling chassis (frame, Rock Shox Revs, Hope Hoops, headset) for £2200
I appreciate the Rocket rolling chassis option removes the point of sticking with 26″, but it means I get a nice wheel upgrade (and don’t have to faff around buying conversion kits for my current Hope Pro 2 hubs) and makes sure that I get a fork that fits (instead of trying to put my current Fox Vans in there and finding out the steerer’s too short etc.). If I were buying forks separately however, I’d probably aim for Fox Floats. Will I notice any difference at all with the Revs RCT3?
My riding is a mix of Swinley Forest (the joys of living in London/yes a 150mm trail bike *may* be overkill there) along with trips further afield (Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Malverns/Cotswolds) a few times a year.
Right, sorry for the essay guys, please apply your collective wisdom and suggest away!Posted 4 years ago
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