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    I very much doubt in 2009 a brand new Alpine 160 frame only cost £900, a five frame then was about £1200!!

    Personally i’d have taken them up on the offer, or bought a Titus El Guapo with a CCDB Air.

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    Pretty sure they’ll sell you just the bit you need and paint it the right colour.

    Don’t let that stop you moaning on the internet though.

    wl
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    Good luck with the Mega. Almost every time I go in my LBS there’s a broken Mega swingarm on the bench awaiting replacement. Best stock up on pivot spares too.

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    clinte – the retail price of the frame was definitely quite a lot more than £900 in 2009. I got my first one that year and paid over £900 at trade price! (including shock upgrade and front mech, post, etc).

    I am certain they will sell you just the front triangle if you ask the question. No need for swingarm, shock, mounts, bearings, pivot axle, etc. so the cost will be a lot less than what you’re looking at.

    Re. Mega – saw a LOT of broken Megas last season, but haven’t seen any this year, so they’ve maybe sorted the teething problems…

    randomjeremy
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    Breakages happen sometimes, it’s what happens when you ride a bike down mountains. 🙄

    As mentioned, the Alpine frame has never been £900 rrp. Don’t think it’s actually gone up much since it first appeared.

    I have a 2009 5 and had a 2006. Both are still going strong and I’m no light weight.

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    Re the Mega, there was a design amendment after the first run. Can’t recall if they actually offered a recall though but the fault was acknowledged by Nukeproof and seemed to be being handled.

    Northwind – Member
    Re the Mega, there was a design amendment after the first run. Can’t recall if they actually offered a recall though but the fault was acknowledged by Nukeproof and seemed to be being handled.

    They sent replacement chainstays to everyone, IIRC. Proper order.

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