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Now this my be a little long, so my apologies in advance...heh

So, I got a '06 Diamondback XTS Moto from some guy on craigslist a while back...I got it at the time for what I thought was a decent deal ($800 buck) but at that time I had money burning a hole in my pocket...

Keeping it short, I fell in love with the looks but the personality sucks...(pretty sure that makes sense)...And I really don't think I will ever do any straight up DH/Freeriding

The bike is basically new, some scratches on the chain stay and whatnot, but other than that everything is in really good condition...

Now to my newb question...and I know I am sorta going from one extreme to another lol...

I want to build a steel hardtail, besides the obvious (fr/rear shock)...what can I salvage from this bike? heh...

Example: Can I get a frame that is disc break ready and just swap from this frame to the new one?

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?ItemID=11053&Type=bike link to bikepedia for specs if its any help...nothing like amazing but its worth it if I can use some stuff...otherwise I am just gonna sell the whole thing...

I have never built a mtn bike or anything like that and I have been out of cycling in general for a while so the confidence is pretty low...heh

Anyways, I hope that makes sense, any help is much appreciated...
 

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You'll need a new fork, and a few miscellaneous parts may not swap over. I don't know of the diamondback uses a 150 mm rear hub, wider bottom bracket, or a different front derailer. Other than those things, everything should swap over reasonably well.
 

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Save yourself a huge headache and sell it whole, then take that money on to a new bike.

If you knew your way around the bike a little better, it may be a viable option(may not be when you figure out what would need to be replaced).
 

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I know it won't be as easy as it sounds...

heh, little more research done...and I am probably going to have to replace the wheels as well...I know for sure the front...but I guess depending on the frame I choose the back as well...

It was a nice thought that I could just swap with minimal loss, but oh well...

Hopefully I can get rid of it heh...if not, tax season is coming up! hah
 

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It can be done - don't pay me much mind. I just think, in your situation, you would be better off selling it whole.

You could probably get away with using the front wheel. Rear wheel depends on the spacing 135 or 150 - 135 you're good to go with a new frame, but 150 would need replacing. Even if you could use those wheels, they'll be way too heavy/strong for your purposes.
 

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I figured as much, I just want a mid to low range steel hardtail that I can thrash till I hone my skills back into place for mtn biking...lol it shouldent be too costly...
 

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That front hub is a 20mm. All you would need to do is get a fork with a 20mm thru-axle - you would need to replace the current fork anyway. Either way, those wheels would be disappointing for your intended purposes.

A lot of things to figure in - even with careful choices on parts, $800 would be tough(certainly not doable for myself). But, you also will have some parts to sell that will offset costs. Don't forget tools that you may need.

I can't give any definite information, as I don't know your situation or the bike well enough. Making the swap to another frame, would certainly get you more familiar with your bicycles. It would be a good learning experience.
 

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I'm in the middle of refurbishing a frame and it is a Nightmare. Save yourself the frustration and buy a new bike. You can keep it as a Buddy Bike.
 
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