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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Heckler, Mega, (load of otheres at whatever price you decide) anything 26″ that is old fashioned now..
    Fork 36/Lyrik or new X Fusion

    rob jackson
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    pitch and lyriks

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Prophets were underrated and cheap now.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Heckler is a bit steep for its travel, I had one and felt quite high up and on top of the bike. Mega is a good shout.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Build the heckler round a long 160 and its great.

    spendtoomuch
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    Trek scratch?

    Whole bikes can be had fairly cheaply

    Premier Icon MSP
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    I did, still steeper angles than other comparative bikes.

    mattzzzzzz
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    Giant reign? Head angle maybe too steep though, if you look at older frames look for something that will fit a slackset/ angle reducing headset , what is your budget?
    What about a great slack LT hardtail along the normal lines- heres an old thread so look for these type of frames
    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/long-travel-hardtails-show-me

    When money was short I built a Transition vagrant with 36s and it was great fun and only cost a few hundred quid

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Defiantly don’t want a hard tail, I need some skill compensation.

    mattzzzzzz
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    BTW i have a Mega- great bike and cost around 500 for frame and 250 for forks( lyriks)both off the classifieds

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Titus El Guapo, through On-One.
    £800 brand new I think…which is ALMOST like second hand prices on many frames.

    I have a Mega. It’s pretty good.

    I_Ache
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    I have an 06 Enduro frame with a shock that works fine but has wear on the stanchion that I could be persuaded to part with for £200. Its a great bike but too short for me, its a medium and I need a large. Works fantastically with Lyriks.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    So, had a few minor financial problems recently, which means I don’t have the budget for the bike I wanted for the summer.

    I am looking for something cheap and cheerful second-hand, slack angles, air shock and around 160mm forks, I expect to get the frame and forks separately and already have wheels and running gear i can fit to it all.

    What frames should I be keeping an eye out for on the classifieds?

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    You wont go far wrong with a 05 or 06 Specialized Enduro with some Lyriks. . We have had three, only sold as we got 2011 Enduros, daughter still has hers.

    ianpv
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    I had an 05 enduro, didn’t love it, but was great when it got up to speed. It would be a good choice for enduro racing.

    I also had a heckler, and agree that it is too short/steep, and a long fork didn’t really help it.

    Old reigns are bit too steep too, I think.

    I then got an 08 patriot which is bombproof and adjustable – I run it at 160mm both ends most of the time, but have run it with a short shock for 140mm travel and longer coil shock for 178mm travel too. the only drawback is a 27.2 seat post really. Still got it, can’t really see the need to change it, to be honest. Although I’m off the bike for 6 months at least if you fancy buying it (I have a selection of shocks and shock shuttles, too!).

    Prophet also a good choice and silly cheap now (also 27.2 post though).

    One advantage of old single pivots is that a bearing change isn’t going to cost the earth (about a tenner on the patriot, for example). FSRs get a bit more pricey and fiddly to change the bearings on if you’re tight for cash.

    lank45
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    2006 enduro, great bike and can be picked up for a decent price as shown a few posts up ^^^

    patriotpro
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    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a mod posts a link to the classifieds…

    I_Ache
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    patriotpro – Member
    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a mod the owner posts a link to the classifieds..

    FIFY

    Dave
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    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a mod posts a link to the classifieds…

    Which is against which forum rule?

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Frames can be ok but you can often spend a little more and bag a whole bike. You can always sell the bits you don’t need. I bought an immaculate Prophet off fleabay last year for £400 with Pikes – you’d struggle to buy the frame and forks sperately for that price.

    As above, 06 Spesh Enduro / SX Trail

    JCL
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    2010+ year Enduro.

    nonk
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    Dave – Moderator
    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a mod posts a link to the classifieds…

    Which is against which forum rule?
    POSTED 2 HOURS AGO #

    The one about you not being allowed to profit from a link ?

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    The one about you not being allowed to profit from a link ?

    doubt he is making a profit at that price? I’m sure it cost a lot more when he got it.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    doubt he is making a profit at that price?

    I don’t know, seems expensive for a filing cabinet to me, but I can see he is desperately short of cash to get his pointing sorted out 😉

    fieldy
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    2008 Enduro with E150 forks works well.
    Just so happens I’ve got a stripped (raw) large frame, forks and wheels plus a few other bits and bobs up for grabs 🙂

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