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Hi all,
What do you think about PlanetX frames (especially New Jack Flash)? I want a do it all frame (40% street, 35% freeride, 25% DJ), and PlanetX has a quite good price, and very nice paint job :cool: Oh, and anyone anything about the weight of the New Jack Flash?

Thanks for any input, and please post pictures if you have

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Hi,
i ride with the former version of the jack falsh, i have the biggest size, it's great for free ride and dir, a bit harder in street due to a longer wheel base, but, yes it is a great all around hard tail.

Go here http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=list&function=myphotos&photouserid=17552 to check my bike, feel free to ask me more questions.

Coldfire said:
Hi all,
What do you think about PlanetX frames (especially New Jack Flash)? I want a do it all frame (40% street, 35% freeride, 25% DJ), and PlanetX has a quite good price, and very nice paint job :cool: Oh, and anyone anything about the weight of the New Jack Flash?

Thanks for any input, and please post pictures if you have

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Nice bike

How much do you ride urban?
BTW the Planet X homepage says that the New Jack Flash is completly different than the old one.
From Planet X FAQ:

"Q: What are the differences between the 'jackflash' and the 'newjackflash'?

A: It's almost easier to say "What's the same?" - and apart from two wheels, aluminium and a sort of design ethos - not much!

The new jackflash is for riding the way we ride today. Faster and harder. Geometrically, it's got a higher BB, steeper head angle... "

Anyway, thanks for the pictures and the input

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Planet X bikes absolutely rule...

Coldfire said:
How much do you ride urban?
BTW the Planet X homepage says that the New Jack Flash is completly different than the old one.
From Planet X FAQ:

"Q: What are the differences between the 'jackflash' and the 'newjackflash'?

A: It's almost easier to say "What's the same?" - and apart from two wheels, aluminium and a sort of design ethos - not much!

The new jackflash is for riding the way we ride today. Faster and harder. Geometrically, it's got a higher BB, steeper head angle... "

Anyway, thanks for the pictures and the input

I have a pitbull...though if your not really racing a pitbull or their aramdillo might work out better. The pitbull is cromo and a little burlier...it's like a 7.5lb frame but it's awesome.
 

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Well

Yes, I'm thinking about the Pitbull too (it is cheaper too), but I'm a lightweight rider (130 lbs w/ gear), so I have some fear about 7+lbs frames. My distributor said that the Jack Flash is just 1,8kg (4lbs). Is it true?

Oh, and If somebody is too rich, I'll happy w/ an Imperial frame :D (with a Sherman Firefly 1.5 20mm of course)

Thanks,
Coldfire
 

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Coldfire said:
Yes, I'm thinking about the Pitbull too (it is cheaper too), but I'm a lightweight rider (130 lbs w/ gear), so I have some fear about 7+lbs frames. My distributor said that the Jack Flash is just 1,8kg (4lbs). Is it true?

Oh, and If somebody is too rich, I'll happy w/ an Imperial frame :D (with a Sherman Firefly 1.5 20mm of course)

Thanks,
Coldfire
Yeah thats true at your weight the jackflash is better.
 

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i have had nothing but good results with Planet-X. those guys are fantastic people. i'm in fact getting a Zebdi built up at my LBS right now as we speak. should be done in a few days for some massive trials action. i'd reccomend checking out www.unrealcycles.com and looking throught he bike porn gallery. Ben's built a few wicked P-X bikes, that's for sure! also, i'm pretty sure he's got a deal going where he's selling a package with a Jack Flash frame and fork for a discounted price. it should be mentioned on the main page.

you won't be sad with a P-X!
 

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I have had Planet-X Jack Flash RAD (2000 model) On-One Gimp (sister brand to PX) and the Planet-X Armadillo. Excellent quality bombproof frames. Highly recommended.

Here's me doing a shore drop with the Armadillo:

https://www.rytomulli.org/ouvinen/steelduck3.jpg

I would recommend the Pitbull or the Gimp for you. The New JF has quite steep head angle, making it more of an trials frame.

Here is a pic og my On.One Gimp:
https://www.steelduck.com/pics/Gimp4.jpg

I think it is called Planet-X Gimp in US.
 

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Thanks!

Thank you guys, your infos were very useful and informative!
My last question is: is it true that the new jack flash is not available in Europe? I have read somethin' like this on one forum...

BTW I think the PX paintjobs are one of the best out there... dont u think so?

Coldfire
 

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Pricepoint right now has some deals on Planet X Ridgeback and Pitbull frames. I'm seriously considering the Ridgeback as an urban/play/jumping bike.
 

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I have a Jack Flash RAD and it's a sweet bike. Mine weighs 34 pounds. She's got Profile cranks, Azonic Butcher rims on King hubs, Tioga tires, tioga stem, tioga bars, Hayes disks, Hurricane seatpost, and a 03 Marz Z1 upfront.

Went trail riding the other day and my buddy rode it cuz he only has a DH bike. It was his first time on a hardtail in a while and I didn't think I was gonna be able to pull him off of it he liked it so much.
 

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