If you were looking for a cheap enduro frame and fork???
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
When money was short I built a Transition vagrant with 36s and it was great fun and only cost a few hundred quidPosted 4 years ago
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?Posted 4 years agoianpvMember
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.Posted 4 years agotomasoSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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