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iron horse yakuza kumicho 2005 frame broke size 19 I have fox 40 rc2 2009 I am looking for a new frame to replace, but I don't want to buy new forks I am want to keep the forks I got on the bike. I ride at north star and I am 6-1 245 lbs with gear
I was think going with Demo 8 Frame any suggestion on which other frame will work for me
Frame: 1.5" Headtube Single pivot 8" travel w/ floating brake. Size 19"
Fork: Fox 40 rc2
R. Shock: Fifth Element 6 way (upgrade)
Brakes: Hayes Nines w/ 8" rotors
Chain guide: E-Thirteen SRS
Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt
R. derailleur: Sram X9 (upgrade)
Cassette: Sram pg970 11T-26T (upgrade)
Shifter: Sram X9 (upgrade)
F. Hub: 20mm Formula
R. Hub: 135mm 12mm Thru-axle
Rims: Mavic 325 Disc
Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt
Bar: Truvativ Hussefelt
Tires: Maxxis Highroller 2.7 front, 2.5 rear

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Kind of too generic a question to answer.
But...keep in mind your Kumicho has an internal headset. Don't forget to factor in stack height of your new headset (and add it to the headtube length of the new frame) if you go with an external headset frame. It's possible you could come up short on steer tube length.

I think there are better values to be had than Specialized frames lately. In addtion, the Horst link designs aren't exactly a laterally stiff design to begin with. At your size, you might want to consider another beefy single pivot like the Morewood Izimu. They seem to have a cult like following amoung their owners, and are cheaper than the Demo 8. Just something to consider.
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