What bargain 4" travel frame for Enduro type riding?

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  • Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Giant NRS? Any particular year? Cheers!

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    As above, what's a bargain second hand or cheap new and would work well as a long distance ride? Simple as possible, all I can think of at the moment is an old Marin perhaps or a Orange Sub 5 in good nick. Any ideas?

    Rickos
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    What's your definition of enduro? Enduro seems to be used for mega avalanche and stage singletrack/DH type events (like Kona Mash-Up) these days, so I doubt you mean the same thing.

    z1ppy
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    Marin Quad suspension (mount vision pre-08 model), light, perform well and seemingly damned cheap, not just cause I have one to flog…

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    these are up in the classified section

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs-small-clear-out-1

    seem to fit your bill

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Rickos sorry yes I meant enduro as in XC rather than DH enduro, so 100km xc type rides up and down.

    Rusty I'm 6'1" so they look a bit small and I wouldn't touch a Scott Genius with a barge pole I'm afraid!

    z1ppy I was mainly after ideas at the moment but drop me some pics and info to timbo_tepATyahoo.co.uk and I'll let you know.

    toaster93
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    Giant NRS anyday. Have a 2002 team with full XT as my only bike, and it's awesome.

    See link below for pics 😉
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44125654@N05/

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I'd agree with the NRS – I own one.

    But then I've never ridden any other suspension bike so it's an easy recommendation to make 🙂

    z1ppy
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    ddm – no problem will sort it out later hopefully, though I'll have to give it a clean or locate some piccy's of it built up.. .

    thomthumb
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    yeah a giant – apologies for the short answer – attention span like a goldfish!!

    I had the one below (03). i sold it because i wanted discs (new wheels) and the new forks – at the time the best way to do this was to buy a new bike.

    i still think about buying another one. be careful with the rear end, iirc, there is a bearing that tends to seize then wear the metal it sits in or something? (not a problem unless you let your bearings seize)

    z1ppy
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    ddmonkey what's your email?

    Premier Icon jasonm945
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    Giant Trance Frames are going cheap at the mo, a little weighty but the suspension feels bottomless!

    I rode a couple of Merida's on my 2005 Marin Wolf Ridge. Only Marin I regret getting rid of!

    Jay

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    If you're thinking about a Trance, I have a medium '08 frame I'll be flogging soon.

    Very light and has a Pushed Float R so rides very sprightly.

    Email in profile if interested, apologies for spamming if not.

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Hi All,

    e-mail is timbo_tepATyahooDOTcoDOTuk

    Cheers!

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