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Voodoo- I don't know much about this bike, but it seems to have a really good part spec. It should be really light with that build and scandium tubing. Plus it just looks flat out cool.

Yeti- another truly awesome bike. light. Yet has a history behind the company. Comes as frame only so. You'll have to build the bike which can be expensive.

BMC- Once again, I don't know much about the company. Should also be very light. It just doesn't excite me as much as the other two
 

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ehunt14 said:
I need help with choosing one of these frames. Its down to one of the three. If anyone can offer some sugestions that could be great.

http://www.voodoocycles.net/sobo.htm

http://yeticycles.com/Bikes/BikesARC.cfm

http://www.bmc-cycling.com/teamelite.html
All these frames are sweet. If weight is your main concern the Sobo will be close to a half pound lighter than the other two. Scandium also rides nice because of the smaller diameter tubes but I'm not sure about the durability. The Yeti has a great history and they are a solid company. To me the BMC looks the coolest but If I had to choose I'd want something for racing and I'd go with the Voodoo.

Also worth a look. These are top Quality carbon frames that sell for a lot more with other peoples stickers on them.

http://pedalforce.com/online/product_info.php?products_id=3629
 

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ehunt14 said:
I need help with choosing one of these frames. Its down to one of the three. If anyone can offer some sugestions that could be great.

http://www.voodoocycles.net/sobo.htm

http://yeticycles.com/Bikes/BikesARC.cfm

http://www.bmc-cycling.com/teamelite.html
What I can tell you is the Yeti has a looong history of being a great bike, BUT is now made in Taiwan if that means anything to you.

BMC is a Swiss bike company that outfitted the Phonak (Floyd Landis) road squad last year, so there is definitely some pedigree there.

Voodoo was around years ago, but dont know about their latest iteration....
 

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I like the BMC because it looks so cool. Not many on the trails in DE. My concern is that this frame is not as durable as the yeti or Voodoo. The BMC has a carbon seat tube.
 

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Have a close look at the TT length as there's a 1/4" difference between them, doesn't seem like a lot but that affects stem length and steering speed. The Voodoo has the steepest seat tube angle and the longest TT in the larger frame sizes so it's likely to be the best sprinter and climber with a bit more stretched out, forward rider position, but likely a bit more exciting going downhill.

In the classic race hardtail geometry there's a bunch of frames that are competitive. Kona's Kula Primo and Kula Supreme are in the game for frame weight and geometry, as is the Rocky Vertex Team and Vertex 70
 
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