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Lookryder
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by Lookryder

Thoughts about this frame? Anyone here riding one?

I'm considering building one up at my local shop. As is typical, most reviews are glowing aside from the steep price. It's a shame there aren't any stock build that one could test ride, so you basically have to build one up without riding it first.

boots2000
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by boots2000

A buddy of mine had a crack develop in his- JRA, never crashed or shipped.
Open denied him a warranty replacement.

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moyboy
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by moyboy

I had one but never built it up. Found it too pricey too.

Stopgo
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by Stopgo

Yeah, mine cracked (as Boots mentioned) and they had no interest in making things right. Couldn’t have been a worse experience. Furthermore, the claimed 2.4 inch clearance is BS. I ran an Ikon 2.35 and had to drop down to a 2.2 to be confident in clearance. My buddy with an UP had the same issue. He talked with Open and they claimed it was wheel flex and not an issue on their part. Dude is 145lbs and was running non WW gravel wheels.

All in all, as cool as the brand and bikes “seem,” I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole. Any brand who doesn’t stand by their product and holds any product issue as “operator error” wont be around for long and is quite a character tell. Major buyer beware.

Lookryder
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by Lookryder

Well I appreciate the feedback. Especially the note on tire clearance as I was planning a setup with 2.4 tires.

Any other hardtail frames I should consider? Ideally it would have clearance for a 2.35 rear tire. I’ve been considering a Niner Air 9 rdo, but can’t find any info on tire clearance. The trails I ride here in northern Utah are fairly well maintained.

Part of me wants to say screw carbon and build a nice titanium hardtail, but damn it those aren’t more expensive and a little behind in their geometry.

Stopgo
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by Stopgo

The new Santa Cruz Highball looks pretty nice—worth a look.

That said, I went the Ti route. Custom frame from Built (builder behind Eriksen), should be landing shortly!

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LeDuke
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by LeDuke

71.4 degree HTA with a 100mm fork?

2006 called, wants its geometry back. What in the world are they thinking?


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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Stopgo wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:19 am
Yeah, mine cracked (as Boots mentioned) and they had no interest in making things right. Couldn’t have been a worse experience. Furthermore, the claimed 2.4 inch clearance is BS. I ran an Ikon 2.35 and had to drop down to a 2.2 to be confident in clearance. My buddy with an UP had the same issue. He talked with Open and they claimed it was wheel flex and not an issue on their part. Dude is 145lbs and was running non WW gravel wheels.

All in all, as cool as the brand and bikes “seem,” I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole. Any brand who doesn’t stand by their product and holds any product issue as “operator error” wont be around for long and is quite a character tell. Major buyer beware.
What kind of crack did you have on your frame?

Yeah, i also find tire clearance is under what is claimed.
Perhaps Opens clearances is based on non wide rims.
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Stopgo
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by Stopgo

It cracked on the seat stay. No signs of trauma, and the bike only had 3 months of fire road riding. BTW: I’m a husky 147 lbs...

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