Got about $600.00 USD??? That's about what it will cost you for the BETD upgrade. I too looked at doing this, however at that cost I decided it just wasn't worth it.keen said:BETD makes a 26" conversion. Any thoughts on a 26" rear ? Thanx
I had the BETD 26" seatstay on my BH.red5 said:Got about $600.00 USD??? That's about what it will cost you for the BETD upgrade. I too looked at doing this, however at that cost I decided it just wasn't worth it.
I worry the 24 wont work well for rocky DH - I ride mostly Northstar @ Tahoe. I really like a low raked out bike. The XL VP Free w/ an 888 would have a 15" BB height and a 65* headangle - little much. I really like a 14ish BB and a 67* head angle though.bighit816 said:ive been riding with a 24 in the back and a 26 in the front for about a year and i like the feel of it. However i do basically all freeride, and downhill about 5 times a season. I like thelower center of gravity, the shorter wheelbase, and the strength, however like everyone else said it doesnt roll as smoothly over stuff, and if ur ur doing almost all downhill, then its prob not the best option. I do like the agile feel, and the way it corners, however in ur case i the best option is prob save for a new frame.
It does look as if they have reduced the price a bit, very cool. However, the bigger issue with their pricing really has more too due with fluctuations in the exchange rate. So depending on the options (bearings installed, A.R.T. 12mm) you ask for, it could be closer to $450 but I'd say your right the exchange rate seems good right now.keen said:Well I think the price has come down - $360 to my door (think I did the correct currency). I really want an XL VP Free but $1500 is a fair chunk of change for a frame alone. I was thinking of running an 05' 8" 888 to offset the 26" wheel not sure where the BB height would be ?