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i am interested in building a bike using a rigid 20mm through axle fork (future suspension maybe), 24" wheels, and disc brakes. i am about 5'4" 135lbs :thumbsup:

1) what do you guys think of Redline's Skookum?

2) should this frame be good with 24"? can most frames work well with 24" or are there certain things you need to watchout for?

3) do any of you know if redlines are made in usa or not...just curious.

4) other suggested companies welcomed. discs are important to me and even better when there is no rim brake option. i like the cleaner look.

5) i found two rigid 20mm axle forks: DMR and FUNN any experience with these? ....any others you know of?

your insight is appreciated!


Frame Size.........15"..........................17"..........................19"
Head Angle.........69deg......................69deg......................69deg
Seat Angle..........72deg......................72deg......................72deg
Top Tube.............571.5 / 22.5"............584.2 / 23"...............596.9 / 23.5"
Chain Stay..........422 / 16.6"...............422 / 16.6"...............422 / 16.6"
BB Height............298.5 / 11.75"..........298.5 / 11.75"..........298.5 / 11.75"
Fork Offset..........44 / 1.73".................44 / 1.73".................44 / 1.73"
Wheel Base........1071.9 /42.2"............1085 / 42.7".............1098 / 43.25"
Stand Over..........725 / 28.6"................763 / 30".................787 / 31"
Head Tube...........114.5 / 4.5"..............120.6 / 4.75"............127 / 5"
 

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ihatemybike said:
What type of riding do you plan on doing?
just an all around fun bike. a little dirt jumping and/or street fun.

is the major concern of the forum pedal clearance from ground? 170mm crank would allow for about 4" of pedal ground clearance. is there a general rule?

also, how about the frame? redline in general? yay nay? no one has seen one in person?

how about the two forks? know of other rigid 20mm?

thanks for the continued input
 

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I'm really partial to steel frames. But then I've mostly been a BMXer for the past 17 years.

I'm also cheap, so I'm currently riding a Azonic Steelhead, $125 on Ebay. I've twisted the rear end a little, but I don't think they had grinds in mind when they designed it and it really haven't effected my riding yet. I'm looking at a Eastern DJ-4 as a replacement. My cranks are 180mm, wheels 26", no probs.

The RL looks the part, but as I haven't been able to find any buzz about it in any forums I'd question it. It might work for you though, who knows. I have a Redline Monocog 29er for XC and it's a decent bike.

Of the forks, I'd go DMR. Heard a few stories of the Funns bending fairly easily. Don't know of any other rigid/20mm forks. You might think about using some sort of 10/20 convertable hub, it would increase your fork choice.
 

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Leethal said:
Joe rodea Molly Maguire in that particular contest and while he has the 26" proto he has not ridden it much lately.
haha... don't show that info to the marketing department or the public... so much for 26'ers... apparantly if the guy with his name on the development of the frame doesn't even run it that much, it appears just to be what they saw as offering direct sales competition for the Mob, not necessarily what they saw as something they wanted to ride....
 
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