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I know there are a lot of AM HT out right now and there is a lot of info on MTBR. Its hard to sort through it all.

I want to run a PIKE and have a 67.5-68* HA. Can anyone recommend a couple frames. The TransAM looks a little steep and has too long a seat tube for me. The Chromags look pretty nice as well as the DialedBikes. Any others?

Another problem: where can I buy in the States. It looks like a lot of the frames are from Europe.

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unrealcycles prices suck last time i checked...nor is the Inbred the right choice per the question, though its a nice bike otherwise

having said that, On One is a great choice though but the 456 version, or the 456 Summer Season if REALLY slack (too slack for me) is desired - I was too lazy to compare against the Trans Am geo to see how it differs though head angle for the 456 (~68 deg with 5" fork) or Summer Season (about 2 deg less than 456)

other advantage of On One is the price...order direct and while shipping aint cheap, overall, its a GREAT price for a great bike.

I have a 456 recently built up and find myself flipping a coin on rides lately as to whether I take it or the new Turner FS

there are however many good options nowadays but given the good price of On Ones at least worth comparing the geo to see if it might work

another VERY good choice no doubt is the new Ragley Blue Pig...and a KILLER price. While only available at Chainreactioncycles in the UK, their shipping prices (if any) are amazing as is their customer service (based on my experience with them to date)...highly recommend, i.e., https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=39112

67.5 deg HA (not sure with which length fork that corresponds to however)

 

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How about the Sinister Ridge? Or if your on a budget, the NS Bikes Surge looks alright.

I don't think your going to get anything differant here than what you've read in the many other threads that cover this subject.

And there is is some guy (FM?) on here that just got himself a custom Curtlo. Looks pretty good and Curtlo sells em at a really nice price.


Edit: Just looked at the subject...Steel. The Sinister is aluminum, but you still couldn't go wrong with it.
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys.
The Ragley, Cotic, and DialedBikes Alpine all look really fun.
FM, your Curtlo came out awesome. I'm just not sure if I want to invest that much in a HT right now. Maybe that will change after I ride one. Its been a long time. I think my last HT was a Klein Adroit.

Thanks again,
TIM
 

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FM said:
Cotic BFe's worth a look. :thumbsup:
Sexy frame, and the geometry is right. I used to drool over that and the Sovereign.

Problem is, once you pay for the BFe and its requisite plane ticket to the States, you're into custom frame territory.
 

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It's all about the fit

So many of the options are only available in 16/18/20" sizes.... puts some of us between sizing. The medium transitions and ragleys would be a bit larger than I like (neither were available when I ordered my Curtlo). That's why I mentioned the cotic, they make an honest 17" medium.
 

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FM said:
So many of the options are only available in 16/18/20" sizes.... puts some of us between sizing. The medium transitions and ragleys would be a bit larger than I like (neither were available when I ordered my Curtlo). That's why I mentioned the cotic, they make an honest 17" medium.
My monkey arms mean I need at least the 18, sometimes the 20 in that sort of bike TT wise, but I'd want a lot more standover than that. Kinda an issue.
 

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UnrealCycles price for the Inbred 456 didn't sound bad to me. $355 for it and around $30 for shipping. That is less that the price of purchasing the frame direct and having it shipped to the States currently (~$405 with current currency conversion). I've pre-ordered one and they are throwing in shipping. Next crate should be off the seas for distribution in another 7-10 days as I understand.

Just a side not on One-One.... I called ZedSport, On-One's US distributor, and they said that the bulk of there frames go to UnrealCycles.
 

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I never see any love for the Orange P7 on here, is there a reason for that? It seems to fall in the same category and price range.
 

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I never see any love for the Orange P7 on here, is there a reason for that? It seems to fall in the same category and price range.
Orange bikes seem to very rare in the US, just go to Bikeradar or Singletrackworld forums, plenty of love there... I love mine too. :thumbsup:
 

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Recently when I have been searching for a steel hardtail that can handle a 110mm fork and a little abuse, not a lot, I've had a difficult time finding one in the States. Compared to the traditional hardtail they are few and far between it seems. My local shops don't carry anything really and don't have interest in getting any, then the online shops are hard to find frames of that type (i.e. JensonUSA, PricePoint, UniversalCycles, etc.)
 
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