Long travel hardtail

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Long travel hardtail

Postby Toots » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:41 pm

Evening. Got £1500 to build myself a long travel hardtail, enough? Looked at the orange crush from sunset with fox forks bu the spec isnt the best.

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby milko9000 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:44 pm

I'd bet you could make an On One carbon 456 for that money.

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:48 pm

How long is long travel?

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby Toots » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:52 pm

140-160mm. Dont really want a carbon bike. Looked at the on ones but they dont have much available at the minute.

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby TheNorthernTrain » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:05 pm

I built my ragley for a grand. I skimped on the spec in some areas mind you, but I was in a rush and wanted to finish the bike so bought bits to get it going. If you wait around long enough you can pick up some cracking deals, search eBay, classifieds etc and you'll do alright with 1.5k
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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby Matt-r8 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 00:57 am

I just bought a cove stiffee frame brand new for £300 from CRC. Picked up a 2010 Fox 32 talas on here 140mm for a little under £300. Much of the rest of the stuff is coming off my rigid. Got loads off high end stuff going up for sale as well soon. Vaults pedal, ritchey carbon bars, hope seat post, stem and X2 brakes. Keep a look out in the for sale section over the next couple of days.

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby Tom4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:02 pm

I'm doing the same at the moment on the same budget.

I've gone slightly over budget, probably looking at around £1700 once the build is done.

I'm building up a Cotic BFe on Revs. I've managed to find some bargains but the thing I find that pushes the budget up is that its hards not to up-spec on components when you are buying them. For example you might budget £50 for a stem and then see one for £60 and think why not its only another tenner but it soon adds up.


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Re: Long travel hardtail

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Feb 11, 2013 15:06 pm

If you don't want carbon then probably the best choices would be Cotic BFe or Stanton Slackline.
You should be able to build one up using Shimano Zee or SLX components, Superstar wheels and a set of Rockshox Revelation forks for £1500

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby paulneenan76 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 15:41 pm

£1500 should be easily doable if you're cute with your spec and where you buy from. If you don't want carbon then any of the above would pretty good - Ragley blue pig and Cotic Soul are the other options.

Or - what about the new On One 456 Evo Ti? You might have to go for nearly new parts to come in on budget but it will be the real deal.

Bit biased but have to ask - why not carbon?

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby lostboysaint » Mon Feb 11, 2013 15:45 pm

Stanton Slackline is a great shout. Cotic is another good one. On One Carbon 456, Transition TransAm are both an idea.
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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Feb 11, 2013 18:21 pm

I spent about £2k on my ragley I think, maybe a little less, spec is pretty decent, but you don't need to spend that much.

EDIT: just worked out it cost me around £1650, not too bad.
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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby Barrelmaker » Mon Feb 11, 2013 20:16 pm

The Ragley Marley has just got a good review. The full bike is £1250. But if you are wanting to build your own, £1500 should get you some nice kit.

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Re: Long travel hardtail

Postby prawny » Tue Feb 12, 2013 15:23 pm

paulneenan76 wrote:Or - what about the new On One 456 Evo Ti? You might have to go for nearly new parts to come in on budget but it will be the real deal.


This.

Depends on what spec you want. Personally I'd be more than happy with Sektors and SLX and some not ridiculously expensive wheels.
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