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Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 4:12 Quote
Sold off the bikes and time to sort out a new rig, want to go back to a light fast trail frame. My sensor was great but sizing was just off and couldn't run a decent shock.

Goals:
130-145mm travel rear
27.5 rear. Would consider a 29 front end. Circa 150mm fork for 29, 160 front.
Circa 425mm chain stays
590-600mm top tube.
64.5 to 66.5 HA
Alloy or steel only. Had carbon a few times, not interested in going back there.
Progressive frame, suitable for 34t ring, no bushing BS or alloy shock bolts.
Back end spacing, anythings fine, personally prefer narrower.
BSA bottom bracket.
External cables must.
Must fit piggyback shock.
Would love 1.5 full headtube for angelset but tapered okay.
No extended yoke for driving the shock.
750ish standover
430ish reach
Sub 4kg
Does it exist?

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 5:12 Quote
sethius wrote:
Sold off the bikes and time to sort out a new rig, want to go back to a light fast trail frame. My sensor was great but sizing was just off and couldn't run a decent shock.

Goals:
130-145mm travel rear
27.5 rear. Would consider a 29 front end. Circa 150mm fork for 29, 160 front.
Circa 425mm chain stays
590-600mm top tube.
64.5 to 66.5 HA
Alloy or steel only. Had carbon a few times, not interested in going back there.
Progressive frame, suitable for 34t ring, no bushing BS or alloy shock bolts.
Back end spacing, anythings fine, personally prefer narrower.
BSA bottom bracket.
External cables must.
Must fit piggyback shock.
Would love 1.5 full headtube for angelset but tapered okay.
No extended yoke for driving the shock.
750ish standover
430ish reach
Sub 4kg
Does it exist?

Orange 5 in Small?

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 5:42 Quote
sethius wrote:
Sold off the bikes and time to sort out a new rig, want to go back to a light fast trail frame. My sensor was great but sizing was just off and couldn't run a decent shock.

Goals:
130-145mm travel rear
27.5 rear. Would consider a 29 front end. Circa 150mm fork for 29, 160 front.
Circa 425mm chain stays
590-600mm top tube.
64.5 to 66.5 HA
Alloy or steel only. Had carbon a few times, not interested in going back there.
Progressive frame, suitable for 34t ring, no bushing BS or alloy shock bolts.
Back end spacing, anythings fine, personally prefer narrower.
BSA bottom bracket.
External cables must.
Must fit piggyback shock.
Would love 1.5 full headtube for angelset but tapered okay.
No extended yoke for driving the shock.
750ish standover
430ish reach
Sub 4kg
Does it exist?
Bird Aeris,ticks most of them boxes.I know cos that's what I look for in a frame,so I bought one.

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 5:43 Quote
Take a look at Starling Cycles....there's a bit of a waiting list I believe but you can customise the frame to suit your needs.

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 7:15 Quote
sethius wrote:
Sold off the bikes and time to sort out a new rig, want to go back to a light fast trail frame. My sensor was great but sizing was just off and couldn't run a decent shock.

Goals:
130-145mm travel rear
27.5 rear. Would consider a 29 front end. Circa 150mm fork for 29, 160 front.
Circa 425mm chain stays
590-600mm top tube.
64.5 to 66.5 HA
Alloy or steel only. Had carbon a few times, not interested in going back there.
Progressive frame, suitable for 34t ring, no bushing BS or alloy shock bolts.
Back end spacing, anythings fine, personally prefer narrower.
BSA bottom bracket.
External cables must.
Must fit piggyback shock.
Would love 1.5 full headtube for angelset but tapered okay.
No extended yoke for driving the shock.
750ish standover
430ish reach
Sub 4kg
Does it exist?

BTR Pinner?

https://www.btr-fabrications.com/products/tam-pinner-frame/

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 20:05 Quote
Pablo16v wrote:
Take a look at Starling Cycles....there's a bit of a waiting list I believe but you can customise the frame to suit your needs.

had a stirling through the shop the other day, didnt leave me lusting.

Cotic seems to be have an option minus the CS, dig the older Bird aeris, thats got some consideration. new one doenst do much.

Keen to see what the new stanton switch is about.

The Raaw has good fundamentals, just 29.. could go a lighter smaller version of that.

smaller portus karl would be sweet too, will look more into the BTR.

Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 21:37 Quote
sethius wrote:
Sold off the bikes and time to sort out a new rig, want to go back to a light fast trail frame. My sensor was great but sizing was just off and couldn't run a decent shock.

Goals:
130-145mm travel rear
27.5 rear. Would consider a 29 front end. Circa 150mm fork for 29, 160 front.
Circa 425mm chain stays
590-600mm top tube.
64.5 to 66.5 HA
Alloy or steel only. Had carbon a few times, not interested in going back there.
Progressive frame, suitable for 34t ring, no bushing BS or alloy shock bolts.
Back end spacing, anythings fine, personally prefer narrower.
BSA bottom bracket.
External cables must.
Must fit piggyback shock.
Would love 1.5 full headtube for angelset but tapered okay.
No extended yoke for driving the shock.
750ish standover
430ish reach
Sub 4kg
Does it exist?

You just described a 2017 Transition Scout.

Posted: Jan 2, 2018 at 0:47 Quote
Well seems the last clay ticks all my boxes too. Linkage data was spot on what I was hunting for too which I didn't would happen. However the differences between that and the bigger coal are minute. 90 grams in the frames, bugger all in the geo numbers. Seems like it'd come down to build kit more than anything.

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