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I saw that Jensen has the Sette Reken frame on sale now for 75.00. I have a Gary Fisher Opie frame and the thought crossed my mind to swap frames. I thought i would see what the pros and cons would be any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys/gals in advance for your responses.
 

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I don't see any reason to simply swap frames unless you're just looking to spend money. Is there something you want your bike to do differently? And if so, then what do you want out of a new bike? I have a GF Bitter (same frame) and it has served me well for something like 6 years now. I will eventually replace it with a dirt jump bike because that's what it has become used for the most. What will your bike be used as most?
 

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i was just considering it, and i have decided against it, the Opie is a pretty sweet frame I have the 19 in. frame and it does have the best geo. i have ridden. it is my AM/XC rig its great for any kind of riding. what size is yours? and do you have a pic.
 

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Despite me being 6', I got the small. I bought it to become a dirt jump bike and be able to take it to Ray's when I lived in PA. Needless to say the small size makes pedaling it difficult, but it's fun to play on. Here's a picture:



Anyway, I would suggest that if you're using this as a trail bike, then when you do make the decision to upgrade to a different bike/frame then I would look at something like the Ragley Blue Pig or the Transition Trans Am or any of the number of fantastic long travel hardtails. If your trails merit keeping a hardtail and you're looking for a bike to push your boundaries a bit, the long travel hardtails will feel right at home with geometry and trail feel.
 

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that is a sweet bike, i thought about putting a longer travel fork on mine maybee 130 mm. but i dont how it would effect the geo. Are chainstays the same length as the large frame, on the large there 16.25in
 

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The bike would probably start flopping in the steering if you tried a long fork like that, I wouldn't personally put a longer fork on it. The chainstay lengths are the same in all the sizes, so it still has the 413mm stays on it. I like it, but it's getting old and beaten. I'll probably pick up something like the Eastern Nighttrain when it's time for the ol' girl to retire.
 

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918biker said:
Who sales the Ragely frames in the US. and or the Transition ?
Chainreaction handles Ragley sales outside of the UK:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Brands.aspx?BrandID=971

And if my e-stalking serves me correctly, the closest Transition dealer to you is in Phoenix. You could also attempt to contact Transition directly as they may have a policy that allows them to deal directly with people that have no shop within a certain distance of them. Dropinzone is a transition dealer as well, so you can contact them. I believe they're out of Oregon. http://www.dropnzone.com/
 

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Those are 2.4 Maxxis Holy Rollers front and rear. Big volume tires are the way to go. I would also suggest lowering the stem down a spacer or two on yours. It handles really well that way. Yours looks great, keep killing it on that thing!
 

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i just moved one of 3/8 in. spacers to the top of the stem i am going out a later this afternoon for a ride and see how it feels that way, thank you for the advice
 
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