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Love my 853 Reynolds dragon 29.
Problem being I've had it warrantied once already and its cracked again in the same place at the top of the seat stays where its welded to the seat tube.
I'm looking into ti. And now is your chance to once again banter over what would suit an aggressive 160lb rider the best.
I love the dragon geometry and wouldn't even know who to turn to for a ti replica if that ends up being the direction I follow.
 

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Any favorites out there besides seven?
I should have set them as a given..
 

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salsa el mariachi ti is pretty close. chainstays are the same length.
 

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I ordered an Eriksen a couple of weeks ago. Mmmmm can't wait. I know its a pricey frame, but I finally got approval from my bride for the bike I REALLY want. My daughter is about to pick my emocons. :madman: :madmax:
 

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Salsa isn't looking to bad, just not enthusiastic about a 2g price tag for some of the others..
 

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I'd take a look at Lynskey there are a few stock models depending on how much you want to spend can go custom as well. I'm a picky rider and trade bike often. I've really enjoyed my Pro29 Lefty.
 

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If you want cheap custom, then Carver is the same price for custom as stock. I got just about everything custom, from water bottle mounts, tube lengths, wall thicknesses, post mounts, belt drive compatible, BB shell to fit the Niner EBB, brake mounts and so on.
I got one, but wish I'd seen Vertigo Cycles before I got it. Now I want a Vertigo but alas, can't afford one.
 

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Try Carver here in Maine, call 1-800-bikeman and talk to Davis or Tabor, custom frames to standard, good quality at a fair price and these people know bikes and parts well.
 

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That Quiring is beautiful. I would consider them myself since they are making them with the BB30 and Lefty headtube.
 

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Hmmm, lefty..
Never owned one yet, anybody know the actual maker?
And as above, the salsa being made by the lynsky man makes it
even that much more appealing..
Lots to digest tho.
 

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Vertigo is the winner of emptying my meager bank account..
I'm also interested in frames to avoid..
I know we get to "pick two" (light strong cheap) to a point,
I don't want to be in the middle of a century with a failure..
 

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Canyonman said:
I'd take a look at Lynskey there are a few stock models depending on how much you want to spend can go custom as well. I'm a picky rider and trade bike often. I've really enjoyed my Pro29 Lefty.
I own a Lynskey and I'd look at Quiring in a heartbeat before I'd buy another Lynskey. Lynskey's are mostly made for looks IMO. It's a perfectly decent bike, but nothing special, and certainly expensive.
 
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