light weight 5" travel frames

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light weight 5" travel frames
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Posted: May 10, 2008 at 15:29 Quote
odin333 wrote:
ugh, i remember there was a yeti frame that was extremely light, the guy handed me one at the shop and i thought it was a pillow. i think it was called a 749 or something like that. i can't remember the exact travel though. i think it was more of an AM/FR bike.

That would be 575. As in it has 5.75 inches of travel.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 15:30 Quote
You know as well as I do that the Mojo frame costs as much as a fully built Reign 1. Also, I was at my LBS with Acadian and the head mechanic, they were talking about how a bunch of them had to be warrantied. I'm not sure I trust CF as a frame material just yet. It's nice for other things, like bars and seatposts, etc, but not for frames

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 15:31 Quote
AqueousBeef wrote:
You know as well as I do that the Mojo frame costs as much as a fully built Reign 1. Also, I was at my LBS with Acadian and the head mechanic, they were talking about how a bunch of them had to be warrantied. I'm not sure I trust CF as a frame material just yet. It's nice for other things, like bars and seatposts, etc, but not for frames

Actually the Mojo frame is surprisingly cheap for what it is.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 15:32 Quote
The Cannondale Moto looks pretty promising as well

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 15:33 Quote
w/Fox RP23 rear shock - frame & shock 5.9 lbs, $1999. That's not even that light.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 15:43 Quote
AqueousBeef wrote:
w/Fox RP23 rear shock - frame & shock 5.9 lbs, $1999. That's not even that light.

5.9lbs is damn light for a 5"+ travel frame. Imo, anything with 5"+ of travel that weighs under 7lbs with an air shock is pretty light.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:05 Quote
ronny wrote:
AqueousBeef wrote:
w/Fox RP23 rear shock - frame & shock 5.9 lbs, $1999. That's not even that light.

5.9lbs is damn light for a 5"+ travel frame. Imo, anything with 5"+ of travel that weighs under 7lbs with an air shock is pretty light.
All I'm saying is that there's lighter

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:06 Quote
AqueousBeef wrote:
ronny wrote:
AqueousBeef wrote:
w/Fox RP23 rear shock - frame & shock 5.9 lbs, $1999. That's not even that light.

5.9lbs is damn light for a 5"+ travel frame. Imo, anything with 5"+ of travel that weighs under 7lbs with an air shock is pretty light.
All I'm saying is that there's lighter

Not seen much lighter in that market for a decent price. The whole Mojo can be bought as a bike, I believe it's just over 6 grand, and is down to around 22-23. That's amazing for a 5 and 5 bike.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:09 Quote
ibis mojo, uses dw link, 7.2 pounds for 6.2 inches of travel.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:12 Quote
reignxrider wrote:
ibis mojo, uses dw link, 7.2 pounds for 6.2 inches of travel.

Nein. 140mm on both mojo's and under 5lbs on the sl

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:13 Quote
reignxrider wrote:
ibis mojo, uses dw link, 7.2 pounds for 6.2 inches of travel.
Where did you get that information?

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:20 Quote
AqueousBeef wrote:
reignxrider wrote:
ibis mojo, uses dw link, 7.2 pounds for 6.2 inches of travel.
Where did you get that information?
http://www.ibiscycles.com/mountain/mojosl/
sub 5 pounds on the mojo sl, lesss than i thought. 5.5 inches of travel not 6.2 my mistake.

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:33 Quote
AqueousBeef wrote:
w/Fox RP23 rear shock - frame & shock 5.9 lbs, $1999. That's not even that light.

Thats how much the trance x weights too...?

Posted: May 10, 2008 at 18:40 Quote
ilikemybike011 wrote:
AqueousBeef wrote:
w/Fox RP23 rear shock - frame & shock 5.9 lbs, $1999. That's not even that light.

Thats how much the trance x weights too...?
Yup, and the Trance is made out of Aluminum. And for 2K, you'd be getting a WHOLE bike. See my point?


 
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