What to look for in a street frame?

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11/14/2015 6:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/14/2015 6:46 AM

I'm getting a new frame soon and I pretty much only ride street. I'm not a very technical rider, I just do a lot of spins, manuals, and big gaps. I know that difference drop sizes and such are good for certain types of riding but I'm not sure whatI want a nice strong frame that can take a beating,and if possible I'd like to stick to T-1 or Mutiny I'm from Texas and they're both local, but I'll consider anything.

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11/14/2015 6:55 AM

75.5 head tube. Short rear end like 13.2 look at the fit hoodbird or wait for the new fit WiFi.

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11/14/2015 7:29 AM

The 2016 fly fuego is a good frame

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11/14/2015 11:00 PM

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11/16/2015 7:59 AM

Whatever you feel comfortable on. I ride street on a bike that looks like it was built for the trails, but it's what I'm comfortable on so fuck it.

T-1 and mutiny make some solid frames. If I were to replace my current barcode I'd pick up an obscurant or comb frame in a heartbeat

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11/16/2015 8:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2015 8:17 AM

If you're doing a bunch of gaps and such stick to a solid all around geo, 74.5-75 headtube and a 13.5+ backend. I've always preferred a low bb height (11.5) but it seems they are becoming more rare now. Steep head tubes and short rear ends are for the curb hoppers and ledge pros...

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11/16/2015 9:05 AM

I used to think 75.5 head tubes and steeper were for the mentally feeble and brain dead, but now I totally dig them.

Shorter backends aren't ALWAYS going to make manuals nice. In my experience, short backends made them harder for me to sit in comfortably. I like the longer ones. It's all about how your balance point is.

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11/16/2015 9:12 AM

Whatever you like best. I run a 21.5" with 13.5" cs and 75hta and I like it BETTER for technical tricks, manuals, and just about everything else compared to my 21.2" 12.7" 75.5".

Nobody on here can tell you what will work best for you.

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11/16/2015 2:41 PM

Get a motorbone or a sunday soundwave. Fbm also have some sick frames that probably fit what you want, like the orphan. I have the soundwave and i do lots of gaps take a lot of hard landings. It's nice but i am not the biggest fan of the wave tubing.

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