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I'm looking to get into XC racing around here (as often as possible). I wan't something thats decently priced and of quality. I can get an 06 turner flux for $1300 (fram only). Should I buy it? Any recommendations otherwise?

I'm in college so money is an issue, however, I don't want to skimp out on a cheaper bike that I will have to replace again in the future (I already did that with my Trek 3900).

Also, what front fork should I get that I can find on ebay that is priced pretty cheap (around $250, but is still good)?

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Well if you are looking to spend as little as possible

Buying a complete is usually better then building up from a frame. 1300 is a great deal for a frame of that caliber. How much are you looking to spend total?? Can you get a deal on anything other then the turner?

As far as forks go for a frame that nice you should really pop for a Fox to match. They are way more then 250 however.
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Thanks for the quick response.

My budget is closer to $2000, maybe $2500 max. Most of the stuff I'm going to be buying on ebay (except the frame).

I do not have a discount on any other XC frame, just this one (and a Preston FR w/Romic Double shock and Dangerboy linkage for $800). I was thinking on going pretty good on the front fork and going cheaper on everything else until I can afford stuff (i could use recommendations on what to skimp on and what not to, and how to keep it in-budget).

Thanks for the help,
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iliveonnitro said:
Thanks for the quick response.

My budget is closer to $2000, maybe $2500 max. Most of the stuff I'm going to be buying on ebay (except the frame).

I do not have a discount on any other XC frame, just this one (and a Preston FR w/Romic Double shock and Dangerboy linkage for $800). I was thinking on going pretty good on the front fork and going cheaper on everything else until I can afford stuff (i could use recommendations on what to skimp on and what not to, and how to keep it in-budget).

Thanks for the help,
James
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At that price the flux is a good deal, it is really what that frame should retail for (as the Burner did). Just be aware that you are getting a single pivot bike + linkage not a Horst. I would get a Titus Motolite at a $100 more ...
 

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iliveonnitro said:
I'm looking to get into XC racing around here (as often as possible). I wan't something thats decently priced and of quality. I can get an 06 turner flux for $1300 (fram only). Should I buy it?
Run, do not walk, and pick up that bike ASAP. Not knowing what your background is, I can still state emphatically that the Flux will serve you very well for XC racing.

I raced hardtails for ten years prior to this year, and after one race on the Flux have not thought once about going back. The "weight penalty" is no different than going from a rigid fork to a suspension fork, and the thing still accelerates like a drag racer- I'm always amazed at how easily I find myself at the front of the pack at the start; too bad it's not so easy to stay there until the end. :(

If you're coming from the other end of the spectrum (big hit full suspension bikes), the Flux offers a healthy amount of quality travel that will likely suit your style better than a minamally active/minimal travel rig. The bike really does behave like a "mini 5 Spot", which is quite a compliment.

As for the fork James, 100mm of travel is a must, and 32mm stanchions (to compliment the stiff chasis of the Flux) are nice too, so your choices are pretty limited. A Fox really would be ideal, but would blow your budget unless you found a really good deal on a used one. The Rock Shox Reba is the other option, and those were going for ~$300 new earlier this year.
 
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