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Old 09-30-2008, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: newbei here! pls help!

waaaa! naguilty me bigla kuya anthrax.. d ko na consider helmet sa budget ko(safety first pala dapat)..btw..maliban po GT avalance..ano pa pong frame ang may size13-14..at saan pong shop..im from san juan po


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KHS alite series

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fork= kahit regular lng muna(ipon me for high end)
frame= basta maliit 12-14 in(db capable)
good drivetrain(espessilly rear d)
mag vision pursuit ka nalang dude P3.5k XC set-up na yun,may head set at seat clamp pa and xcr fork P2.7 Kapag may lock out... sa kings quiapo ito nabili, dati nag pa compute ako with shimano non series parts umabot lang ng 13,400 kaya pasok sa budget mo...

yung binubuo kong bike baka lalampas na sa 15k barrier kc deore na sya pero try ko parin ipasok sya sa 15k... kaya yung mga ibang parts 2nd hand na muna..

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kung 'di ka pihikan, KHS, GTS, Scott, knock off na Spez M5 and knock off na Schwinn MOAB. Mura ang mga yun, dati 2.5K yata, pero have a budget of around 3.5K.

support 2nd hand parts muna para makamura if you want a 9 speed setup

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Talking Hardtail Frame for 10k

Hi folks,

Maybe you got suggestions - I'm looking to buy a light for a 17"-18" hardtail for climbing. Particularly scoping out frames with lowered top tube, like in ladies bike frame.

My purpose for that is I like to avoid hitting the top tube on sudden stops or when I really have to get off the bike...really hurts when that happens. I know there techniques to avoid this but I'd really like to have a frame that will help me avoid that in the future (got to take care of the jewels you know).

Got suggestions sirs? I got 10k to spend, u tink i can get a light yet reliable enough frame for rugged XC riding for this amount?

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:38 AM
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Hi folks,

Maybe you got suggestions - I'm looking to buy a light for a 17"-18" hardtail for climbing. Particularly scoping out frames with lowered top tube, like in ladies bike frame.

My purpose for that is I like to avoid hitting the top tube on sudden stops or when I really have to get off the bike...really hurts when that happens. I know there techniques to avoid this but I'd really like to have a frame that will help me avoid that in the future (got to take care of the jewels you know).

Got suggestions sirs? I got 10k to spend, u tink i can get a light yet reliable enough frame for rugged XC riding for this amount?

Thanks in advance,
If you happen to be near Marikina, Israel's (John Wilkies) got new deliveries on frames that would fit your budget.

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:52 AM
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How about a merida xc tfs900? John Wilkies has lots(diff colors) in-stock for around 9k.

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a correct size, second hand/used 2007 giant XTC frame...pasok yan sa budget mo.

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How about a merida xc tfs900? John Wilkies has lots(diff colors) in-stock for around 9k.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../merida010.jpg
i agree bro. i was there yesterday and israel's got a lot of new merida frames that would fit your budget. he also has HT cannondale frames for the same price, i think.

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as Tolits mentioned in his post, pinakasulit ang 2nd hand 17" XTC/XTC Team frame... i was able to sell mine before for 9k, pasok budget...

if you want a low top tube, look for a 2nd hand KHS Alite 4000, price is within that range too...

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Clown Merida TFS900

Yeah! The Merida TFS 900 is not a bad buy..
Most of the time, sloping hardtail frames are for dirt jumps, 4X and what not..
Almost all XC frames have high top tubes.. Just go with a size 16 frame..

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Man, all you guys gave me a LOT to work with, thanks!

So dirtjumpers are the ones with the low toptubes eh... hmmm...I'll juggle all these inside my head for a bit...keep u guys posted

thanks again!!

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ht models from the following quality brands may suit your requirements: giant, merida, marin, trek, da bomb & specialized.

off course, you may opt also for these venerable ht brands: khs, gt, jamis & vision.

btw, the brands i've mentioned, are the ones most likely available in your lbs.

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:44 AM
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Hi guys!

Just to update I was looking at KHS and others but could get that Vision pursuit '08 out of my mind...really looks good. I suspect my girlfriend who has a merida juliet did a jedi mind trick on me I think...she was suggesting Vision frame a few days before just for the look of it

I don't know if this was sound reasoning, but i purchased the Vision and will just upgrade my fork. If i wasn't able to cut down on the frame weight im using the money saved on a lighter fork.

On a side/last note, coz its OT already, you tink RST air forks have durable seals at all? Or are there reliable air forks(or anything light, I just thought of air) for 6k?

Just sharing my story...thanks all!

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wow!
if anything that would be great reviews for the vision frame then!
nice...

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between the 2 i would go for vision since they seem to be
the same and its cheaper pa. you may want to see also
khs alite frames.

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Default NEED Feedback: KHS XC-004, is it ok for newbies?

Good day! I'm a newbie at mountain-biking and i happened to pass by sabak last week and i saw the KHS XC-004... I really liked it and I was thinking of getting it, but I want to have feedback regarding it first... I'm planning on getting a bike which I will use mainly for open roads, and a little trail too. will this be a fit for me?

ANY type of feedback will do! I would greatly appreciate it!

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The KHS XC-series share the same frame but vary in component spec and included rear shock. I believe that the KHS XC-004 is a very good entry-level bike but the frame is upgrade-worthy and will definitely serve your intended purpose and riding requirements. I have personally seen the KHS bikes available at Sabak (Makati). The XC-004 has a coil shock while the XC-604 has a Rock Shox air shock. At around 25k-30k, the XC-004 is indeed a sweet bargain! I like the one with the red frame. Very striking!

Just visit Sabak and make sure you get fitted to the right size for your height.

Oh, by the way, the KHS XC-604 won MBUK's full-susser grouptest!
Check it out:
http://www.khsbikes.co.uk/MBUK-UK.pdf

And here's a similar thread on what PMTB riders have to say:
http://www.pinoymtbiker.org/forum/sh...ight=grouptest

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The KHS XC-series share the same frame but vary in component spec and included rear shock. I believe that the KHS XC-004 is a very good entry-level bike but the frame is upgrade-worthy and will definitely serve your intended purpose and riding requirements. I have personally seen the KHS bikes available at Sabak (Makati). The XC-004 has a coil shock while the XC-604 has a Rock Shox air shock. At around 25k-30k, the XC-004 is indeed a sweet bargain! I like the one with the red frame. Very striking!

Just visit Sabak and make sure you get fitted to the right size for your height.

Oh, by the way, the KHS XC-604 won MBUK's full-susser grouptest!
Check it out:
http://www.khsbikes.co.uk/MBUK-UK.pdf

And here's a similar thread on what PMTB riders have to say:
http://www.pinoymtbiker.org/forum/sh...ight=grouptest
thanks a lot sir! I wasn't able to see the 604 in sabak, but i'll definitely check it out!

may other question lang po ako sir, if I buy the 004, will it be easily upgrade-able or will I have a hard time upgrading it since it's a built bike?

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thanks a lot sir! I wasn't able to see the 604 in sabak, but i'll definitely check it out!

may other question lang po ako sir, if I buy the 004, will it be easily upgrade-able or will I have a hard time upgrading it since it's a built bike?
Upgrades are for enhancing performance and/or enjoyment. I would say that it is very easy for me to enjoy a bike, may it be entry level or a high-end rig, so I don't upgrade "just because". So I would advice you to get the most bike that your budget can get. It's better and more cost-efficient to spend for a higher model rather than to upgrade a lower model. Kung kaya naman eh, bakit hindi yung mas mataas na spec na ang kunin diba? But if you really cannot stretch your budget, it's ok too. Just ride the bike. Then when the time comes to upgrade (whether to replace worn parts or to enhance performance), you'll know which components you need to get more ooph in your riding. The ease of upgrading will depend on how quick you can draw from your pockets.

Anyway, Sabak offers the XC-604 (modified build) at a sale price of 60k (from 70+k sticker price). It's got a RockShox Ario 2.1 rear shock and a Fox fork. Yes, Fox fork! The KHS XC-604 comes in white only. (Nakasabit sya kaya hindi gaanong kita). The other KHS XC-series built bikes come in red and dark blue and cost somewhere in the 30k vicinity..


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