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Hey all,

I just got myself a flying monkey frame last week and was wondering what you guys think of it? I got it off ebay for $100, was that a good deal?

This is my first Freeride frame as I've ridden XC bikes up till now. The one thing I've noticed is that I'll be needing a longer seat post for riding XC on my way to our Freeriding terrain.

The other thing I've noticed is how incredibly well this bike frame turns and transitions through corners. It's unreal and unlike anything a XC frame can deliver! I've also noticed that the bike wants to jump on even the slightest bumps, which is great! All of my old bike frames would require some effort to get the tail off the ground, but the K2 seems like it's got rocket boosters under my ass.

Another thing I noticed is how well it holds a line through corners, cat walks, freeride terrain, well just about anything. I guess the extra frame stiffness is helping my bike track on a line better? It really feels more like carving around on skiis than being on a bike.

My current setup is K2 frame, geax blade 2.25, and Marzocchi MX COMP ETA 120mm.

Any upgrades to recommend for this frame? I'm thinking a rear 185mm AVID disk should be my next upgrade. I currently have a front disk and V rear.

Has anyone ever heard anything bad about these frames? Seems like I could never break the bloody thing!


Does the label on the frame say it all? It says 7005 "Hucker" Aluminum.
 

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BudhaGoodha said:
Hey all,

I just got myself a flying monkey frame last week and was wondering what you guys think of it? I got it off ebay for $100, was that a good deal?

This is my first Freeride frame as I've ridden XC bikes up till now. The one thing I've noticed is that I'll be needing a longer seat post for riding XC on my way to our Freeriding terrain.

The other thing I've noticed is how incredibly well this bike frame turns and transitions through corners. It's unreal and unlike anything a XC frame can deliver! I've also noticed that the bike wants to jump on even the slightest bumps, which is great! All of my old bike frames would require some effort to get the tail off the ground, but the K2 seems like it's got rocket boosters under my ass.

Another thing I noticed is how well it holds a line through corners, cat walks, freeride terrain, well just about anything. I guess the extra frame stiffness is helping my bike track on a line better? It really feels more like carving around on skiis than being on a bike.

My current setup is K2 frame, geax blade 2.25, and Marzocchi MX COMP ETA 120mm.

Any upgrades to recommend for this frame? I'm thinking a rear 185mm AVID disk should be my next upgrade. I currently have a front disk and V rear.

Has anyone ever heard anything bad about these frames? Seems like I could never break the bloody thing!

Does the label on the frame say it all? It says 7005 "Hucker" Aluminum.
It is a great bike indeed. I wish K2 didn't cut out the Monkey Series. You did get a good deal on your frame. As for upgrades I don't know. I have heard nothing but good things about that frame and I have two K2 bikes myself. Post some pictures in the K2 Forum when you get a chance to.
 

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Hey man...I had one of thos K2 for almost a year and was a great experience... I gave a lot of sh!t to that frame and after all I was able to sell it in perfect condition....
Up-Grade talking I'll say put a Jr.T in the front and a RC in the back,
I had a 8.3/4 e.to e. in the back and with a long travel fork in the front will work just fine, plus you gonna have like 7" in the back...
Good luck and post some pics.
 

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I did a 42 mile downhill run on the frame on tuesday. WOW!

I'm at least twice as confident with my riding on this frame. I don't see why everyone even the XC guys don't ride this style of frame? I ride XC all the time and have found that no other XC frame can turn like the Flyin MOnkey. It seems like every XC frame I ride wants to fight me in the corners. The FM is the opposite, it wants to dig into corners and pull me along for the ride. Seems like all I have to do is think abot turning and the frame does the rest. On top of that, I can now go twice as fast through switchbacks and S curves. The bike frame just loves transitioning from one turn to the other, absolutely no time waisted.

Question being. Why doesn't evryone ride compact frames like this? All I had to do was find a larger seat post and XC is just as efficient as riding with any other XC dedicated frame, but as I hit the turns and downhill sections the XC guys will get smooked.

I'm never buying another XC frame again, the're pointless. Heck, this buff little K2 frame is even lighter than my last XC frame, but does everything 2x as well, even XC.


I'll be taking a picture today and posting it.
 

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Pics!

Here's some pics of the ride.

k2 flyin monkey frame large
Marzocchi MX comp ETA 120mm fork
GEAX blade 225
Hayes disk
Crappy old suspension seat (does the job, only seat I've ever been comfy on)

Here's a pic of the bike.

Another pic of my front yard drop jump. I have a little kicker that get's me out to the sidewalk ramp where I land. It's about a 6 ft drop and 12 ft horizontal to the landing ramp. I've never been able to do this until I got the new hucker frame.

One more pic of the fasstest bike I've ever ridden on. Weighs something like 12 #s and can go uphill at 20mph!
 

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