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Hey everyone, this is my first post and I have a few questions.

Well the main thing is, I'm looking for a new frame. I currently have a 2005 hardrock comp disc, and by all means it is a great frame, but I need a dual suspension bike as I am starting to do a little heavier riding now, and no shock in the back is really killing me. I'm looking for a new frame in the less then 600-700 dollar range, any suggestions?

I've put a few upgraded parts on my hardrock, and now it's going to need a new bottom bracket and crankset, as I just broke it in half when I caked it. The old crankset was a Truvativ and after doing a little research I found out it was prone to weakness, so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a new crankset to purchase. I am going to put all the old parts from my hardrock, maybe upgrading to better shifters/derailluers/and brakes along the way, on the new frame.

Also, for suggestions on the frame, I would like to point out that I am 6' 5" and 250 pounds, so I need a larger frame, the hardrock I have now is an XXL, and at times it seems a bit too large.

Thanks :)
 

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Welcome abord the MTBR soul train. So what kind of bikr are you looking for a FS or HT, what type of riding are you doing AM,FR,DJ or urban. Your a big boy with your price range it is going to be chalenging depending on what you are looking into. :)
 

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Yeah I'm a big boy, that's why I was relieved when I found the hardrock at my local bike shop. But i'm hitting some stuff that I shouldn't be with a hardtail, and it's showing. I'm guessing my crankset wouldn't be snapped in two if I had a FS because of the alleviated pressure that it offers. So I am looking for a FS, basically general purpose, AM and FR.
 

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Transition Preston FR is the perfect frame for you. The 19" will be good for your height & the frame is very solid. They have some very large riders on there frames with great success, you can call & verify. The people working there are very good & easy going, they will be more than happy to give you all the information on the Preston. :thumbsup:

https://www.transitionbikes.com/PrestonFR.cfm
https://www.transitionbikes.com/ContactUs.cfm

https://www.adrenalinebikes.com/sto...0&categoryname=FRAMES, MOUNTAIN: many on SALE

 

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dogonfr said:
Transition Preston FR is the perfect frame for you. The 19" will be good for your height & the frame is very solid. They have some very large riders on there frames with great success, you can call & verify. The people working there are very good & easy going, they will be more than happy to give you all the information on the Preston. :thumbsup:

https://www.transitionbikes.com/PrestonFR.cfm
https://www.transitionbikes.com/ContactUs.cfm

https://www.adrenalinebikes.com/sto...0&categoryname=FRAMES, MOUNTAIN: many on SALE

What! :yikes:

You don't think he should go with the Blitz? Actually, I don't think adrenaline carries his size in the Blitz, but it might be worth looking into.
 

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What! :yikes:

You don't think he should go with the Blitz? Actually, I don't think adrenaline carries his size in the Blitz, but it might be worth looking into.
I dont think the original Blitz will handle his size or weight. I have heard really good things about the Preston with big guys. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm just throwing ideas out there, but I wonder if he can get a Kona Stinky frame for around that price. I've seen them at Wheel world for cheap cheap cheap, but I think you have to purchase it in store (hey, be a pal Dog and go fetch me a frame, since you live out that way:D ).

I have seen several small women using Stinkies for AM rides around here, climbing up stuff so steep that I can barely manage it on my HT. I saw a woman the other day on a tiny Stinky with Fox 40s, full armour, jetting along.
 

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Thanks guys for all the useful imput, it turns out that I don't need a complete new crankset, just a left arm and the hardware to attach it.

The blitz frame is probably the sweetest looking frame, I like the look, maybe if I can find a nice discount on it, I'll look into that. But, you mentioned that a 19 inch frame would be ok for me, and I've seen a whole bunch of stuff telling me all over the net that I should multiple my inseem by .59 which yeilds a 21 inch frame, is this correct? I don't really know.

Again, thanks for the help.
 

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Wow guys, I'm crying inside right now. After hearing wheel world pop up I thought I'd take a look real quick and see. I went to the frames section and up popped this '04 Giant VT-3 Frame originally priced at a grand and marked down to 200 bucks......the size they are offering, is 22.5 which I would believe would be almost perfect, because my bike now is a 25 and feels only slightly to large but to my dismay it says walk ins only. Darn!
 

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Well, I sent wheel world an e-mail, asking them to find it in their hearts to let me pay shipping and have them send it, but then I read a thing they had and it said that they weren't allowed to sell it out of store because of the manufacterers, does anyone know why this is?
 
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