Which steel xc hardtail for racing?

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  • b r
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    Put a carbon rigid fork on the 456Ti?

    How tall are you – maybe look at a 29er?

    Candodavid
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    Crikey ..which is bigger 5 bar gate or the Dekerf???

    I was looking at someone's Genesis 853 frame today. Looked really skinny and lightweight – xc racing looks and angles about it.

    Could be an option?

    corroded
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    I'd rule out a Blizzard – fairly weighty for an 853 frame and shortish top tube. (Didn't stop my third place in a 24hr race though!). Given the choice I'd go for a Scapin for racing.

    Premier Icon cy
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    A Soul would be pretty good in my opinion if you definitely want steel. Only the Scapin would be lighter out of the frames mentioned, and with 100mm forks it's ace racey geometry (same as the Soda Kate Potter races at World Cups and the World Champs). Despite what's claimed about steel frame weights, we've measured a few and nothing comes within 1/3lb of a Soul apart from a Rock Lobster, and the RL has some 'interesting' handling characteristics if the last one I tried is anything to go by.

    sssimon
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    my 853 genesis was lighter frame only than my soul if only by a few grammes cy

    turner fan, email me some details, pics and a price on the dekerf although I reckon it's maybe too big (top tub, seat tube and head tub would let me know)

    Kuntoilija
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    What is so "interesting" (bad) in Rock Lobsters handling ?

    sssimon
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    I'm guessing the big high bb, short top tube, steep head angle and the flex that is always waiting to bite you

    (not a fan!)

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