Buying Advice: Aluminum Trail Frames Still Available

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Buying Advice: Aluminum Trail Frames Still Available
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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 at 11:06 Quote
After breaking one Niner carbon frame (without a crash) and being underwhelmed by the downhill abilities of it's warranty replacement, I'm looking for a new 29 frame/fork.
Me- 210 lbs with kit, long rides with lots of vertical in the Rockies and Utah.

So weight matters some, but good climber no/lo bob seated, and modern suspension design, are essential. Been looking at:
-Canfield Toir
-Banshee Phantom/Prime
-On-One Codeine (Old design now)

A shame you can't buy a YT Jeffsy AL or a Salsa alu as a frame. All the affordable builds have some crap in the mix, and I've already got XX1 and build my own wheels. I had a Lenz years ago- Nice guy and great bike but suspension design has moved on. Thought about a Pivot 429T (supposedly tough for plastic) but had a bad experience with the company that really left a sour taste.

Other options I'm missing?

Posted: Oct 21, 2017 at 18:32 Quote
Transition smuggler

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 at 15:47 Quote
Take a look at Guerrilla Gravity as well.

Made in CO, so you get a similar locally made vibe as you did with Lenz and a more modern design.

I've had a Lunchbox and a Riot.

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