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  • therag
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    Looking for a new frame, 140mm-160mn full sus, any wheel size.
    I though I had settled on a transition bandit, but went to look at the new ones last week and I just didn’t think, mmm I want that!
    The wish list so far.
    Pivot mach 6
    Sb66 Ali
    575
    Saracen Ariel
    Banshee
    Another covert (current bike, would prefer something lighter)
    Or …?

    Ride mainly s.wales trail centres & local easy dh trails.
    I’m unfit and struggle uphill to enjoy the dh.
    Frame will be built with hope hoops & mostly xt components which I’ve been buying bit by bit over the last few months.
    I don’t know of any of these being demoed so it’s probably going to be a buy it, build it & hope for the best.
    So, which frame do you think suits the bill best?

    I_Ache
    Member

    You sound like me, I’m after the same.

    How about a Knolly Endorphin? My mate has a Banshee Rune and that is very nice but I have thought along the lines of the Spitfire. I have also thought about an Ali SC Bronson and just putting 26″ wheels on it.

    Top of my list at the moment is a secondhand Stumpjumper Evo Carbon.

    therag
    Member

    I’ve not seen or heard of knolly before, very nice.
    Yes, I’ve also been looking Bronson’s and like them, but I don’t think there any large frames left.

    andrewh
    Member

    Rocket? Tried one and it was as good as everyone says

    therag
    Member

    I’ve not rode a rocket, but don’t like the look of them much.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Yes, I’ve also been looking Bronson’s and like them, but I don’t think there any large frames left.

    From what I saw in Stif/Jungle’s warehouse the other week, there’s dozens…

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    bronsons too cramped you want

    therag
    Member

    Yes! I like the konas, off to google nearest dealer. My lbs stopped selling them a few years ago.
    Do they sell frame only?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    theres been some frame only deals in the states, not sure over here

    Sancho
    Member

    Sounds like you want the Carbon Spicy Team.
    if you can find one they are loads cheaper than any carbon frame only from the main brands

    Sancho
    Member

    no frame only konas in the uk, no konas full stop

    waldo1
    Member

    I’ve got a basically brand new pivot mach 6 going for a good price with hope headset and xtr bb if you’re interested?

    nosedive
    Member

    There was a guy on the classifieds selling a spesh enduro frame. Large. £500. If i was richer i would have bought it as a spare

    therag
    Member

    Waldo1 whats the size, colour and price?
    I’ve just added spicy back on to the list. I’ve had a zesty & really liked it.
    The on one looks really good v.f.m but I’m not keen on it or the enduros

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Evil Uprising is worth a look

    therag
    Member

    A mate has just bought an evil, it should be delivered this week. I’ll try to get a go on it.

    Just had the dreaded eBay buyer email. Sorry I can’t buy your bike that I won because I’ve lost my job grrrr 🙁

    I_Ache
    Member

    nosedive – Member
    There was a guy on the classifieds selling a spesh enduro frame. Large. £500. If i was richer i would have bought it as a spare

    That was probably me. It’s a great bike but way too much for my mincing. That’s why I was looking at this thread to hopefully give me ideas for its replacement.

    Banshee Spitfire of great awesomeness. Accelerates and climbs like my hardtail (better in fact when it’s rough). Descends like a monster. So balanced in corners, at long last I can hold a two wheel drift! Genius adjustable geometry means you can set it up to suit your riding style. I’d run it 27.5 if you haven’t already bought the wheels but as a 26 it’s very similar geometry to an SB66 with more active suspension and a steeper seat angle for better climbing. Brilliant.

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    Just moved to a Mach6 from a Yeti SB66c, and not regretting it at all, it is easy to pedal up and is very sure footed coming down.
    Built mine up with XX1/XTR build and it comes in at 12.28kg without carbon wheels.
    To be honest, these days its difficult to buy a bad bike, just one that doesn’t suit what you plan to ride.

    goodgrief
    Member

    +1 for the Spitfire, it’s a cracking bike

    b r
    Member

    Another covert (current bike, would prefer something lighter)
    Or …?

    Ride mainly s.wales trail centres & local easy dh trails.
    I’m unfit and struggle uphill to enjoy the dh.

    Keep the Covert. Buy a lighter HT and get out and ride. Once you’ve got some fitness see whether the Covert is the bike for you.

    If still not happy, demo some.

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    Agree with Sancho, love mine. Trailhead in Shrewsbury had a frame in stock last time I was in the area. Here’s mine 😉 Think they are still a little difficult to get hold of at the mo.

    therag
    Member

    There’s nothing at all wrong with the covert ,I’ve had it almost 2 years, just fancy a new bike.
    Liking the banshees, so much choice.
    My current bike which I’m struggling to sell.
    http://bit.ly/1hNkgxj

    waldo1
    Member

    It’s true that there is so many great bikes available,it makes decisions tricky.

    I had just built my mach 6 when my friend at a lbs said he could get me a troy lee enduro 29 so i put a deposit down and sold my forks and wheels.
    I wanted an enduro 29 for ages and rather haphazardly went for it.
    To be honest i should have stayed with the mach 6. I’ve been riding my friends one lately and i think they’re probably the best enduro bike going.
    It’s my favorite variation of DW suspension yet, pedals like a HD, descends like a dh bike.
    Mine is a large in blue with new hope headset a and xtr bb.
    I want 2100 for it which i think is a good price considering it’s basically new and hard to get hold of in a large.

    waldo1
    Member

    @Therag send me your email addy and I’ll fire some pics over.
    I’m in Newport if you’re local and would like to have a look at it.

    therag
    Member

    Just been to look at a pivot and think it’s the one.
    It wasn’t finished, so couldn’t have a feel for size but all sizes due in, in April.

    misinformer
    Member

    Just been to look at a pivot and think it’s the one.
    It wasn’t finished, so couldn’t have a feel for size but all sizes due in, in April.

    https://www.facebook.com/mtbtrailkings?fref=ts

    Came across this on facebook seems to be selling pivots cheap

    therag
    Member

    Cheers, just spoke to trail kings, slightly better deal else where though.

    Sorry Waldo1, I’d rather pay the extra £100 for a new one for the warranty.

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    aghh just googled the Spesh TLD Enduro. It would make a great if somewhat ironic Specsavers ad, I know these things are subjective but from any angle I think thats a ugly frame design with an even uglier paint job —- each to their own eh ?

    Premier Icon Leku
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Liteville-301-Mk-10-Race-Black-Medium-140mm-travel-/281296027264?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Fragrances_Women_s_Fragrances_PP&hash=item417e8cbe80

    Liteville 301 Mk 10 – can be switched between 140mm and 160mm with different rockers.
    5 year transferable warranty.

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