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  1. #26
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    Thanks for the recommendation. First Iíve ever seen of that nukeproof. Iíve looked a bit at the Trailcraft as well, though the price is just about double the nukeproof. Something to be said for a 20.4 lb bike in this side.

    https://www.trailcraftcycles.com/product/pineridge-24/

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    Yeah, I assumed you had heard of Trailcraft. Spendy for hardtails but you definitely get what you pay for.

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    Just pulled the trigger on the nukeproof. Couldn't help myself even though the vitus would have been totally adequate. My oldest probably could do justice to this build, but is definitely more of a me purchase for my younger guy. Maybe the bike makes him push the limit more

    I mean I lost way more in the stock market last week on paper than the difference between the two bikes right

    Your commission might get lost in the mail Dan

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    Nice!

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    I want to be 7 again

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    Hawt

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    Quote Originally Posted by klauss View Post
    What do the mags think? This is for my to be 7 year old and can sit around for a bit until he grows into it.

    My oldest was much more aggressive at this age so I was willing to spend even more money but this guy aint to shabby either. My oldest jumped from a 20 incher to a 27.5 junior bike. The younger guy needs an intermediate bike b/w the two. these two are the current contenders.

    See some stuff at 1k that's much better but would like to stay lower. I suppose resale is a factor but hasnít worked out in past.

    650 shipped. no listed weight
    Diamondback Syncír 24
    https://www.diamondback.com/mountain...-24-black-2222


    550 shipped. ~25 lbs
    Vitus Nucleus 24 Youth Bike 2020
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod181444
    sorry for being late here, but I've been really happy with my kid's Sync'r 24. Pretty damn good spec for the price, I swear the hydros feel better than my tricked out xtr trails. The geo is a little more stretched out than his brother's Novara 24, despite being listed as the same size. This is a good thing as I think he'll get another 6m, year out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klauss View Post
    I want to be 7 again

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    Howís your son liking it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    How’s your son liking it?
    Why does it look like the fork is on backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    How’s your son liking it?
    It's still a bit too big for him to be comfortable on it, but his 9 year old brother, who is quite the ripper, highly approves after he took it out. With his brother's approval of course. checks all the boxes and am quite happy with the purchase.

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud cult View Post
    Why does it look like the fork is on backwards?
    It's what manitou does with the fork crown/arch. Not sure how much I buy into what they are claiming, but it's a real nice fork for junior riders for sure
    Manitou suspension forks feature our patented Reverse Arch design. This not only sets us apart from the rest, but also incorporates several unique advantages: seal protection, ideal brake hose routing, and more compact and efficient use of material

    https://manitoumtb.com/wp-content/up...h_revC_web.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud cult View Post
    Why does it look like the fork is on backwards?
    Manitou uses a reverse arch. Looks a bit odd but I like it. Less mud and junk flung up by the tire packs onto the seals since the arch acts like a shield instead of a collector. They also claim it's lighter/stiffer: https://manitoumtb.com/wp-content/up...h_revC_web.pdf

    It's also been a signature thing for them forever. They couldn't get rid of it even if they wanted to at this point. Manitou is about as likely to stop using a reverse arch as Shimano is to start using XD freehub drivers

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    Bumping. Could use a good 24" bike for the 8yo. Currently traveling and will be in Prescott, Phoenix, Moab and SLC in the next few weeks.

    Looking for fully rigid or HT. Budget is about $500.

    Seth

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