Dh frame?

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TJ20862
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Dh frame?

Postby TJ20862 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 09:42 am

yo guys got into DH bout a year ago been using a carrera bansheefor this time with some boxxers on but has now gone and snapped on me
Lookign for a frame most likely 2nd hand looking at maybe max 200 but could go to 300 for the right frame?
Any sugestions?
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Re: Dh frame?

Postby welshkev » Tue Sep 17, 2013 09:44 am

no wonder it snapped running 200mm forks designed for 140mm!!!
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Re: Dh frame?

Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 17, 2013 09:45 am

go find some and we can tell you about them

second hand for that money you might find some old frames but the shocks will be in need of services or replacing.
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Re: Dh frame?

Postby TJ20862 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 09:54 am

Orange 223 2006 frame £260
Specilised Big hit 2007 £230
Mongoose Black Diamond £200

Thoughts?

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Re: Dh frame?

Postby welshkev » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:01 am

TJ20862 wrote:Orange 223 2006 frame £260
Specilised Big hit 2007 £230
Mongoose Black Diamond £200

Thoughts?


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Re: Dh frame?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Sep 17, 2013 14:49 pm

All rubbish but out of the three the big hit is least bad. It needs a 24" rear wheel.
You wont get a useful dh frame under £400 with a working shock.

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Re: Dh frame?

Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 17, 2013 14:56 pm

and dont forget much of your bits will not fit or work on a real DH frame.
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Re: Dh frame?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Sep 17, 2013 16:55 pm

Rear wheel definitely wont fit. Bottom bracket and cranks are unlikely to fit. Seat post might fit if you're lucky.
How old are your Boxxers? Old ones were shorter than modern ones. The real old ones were flexy as buggery as well.


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