Best MTBers choices for a light HT frame option

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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LouisN
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by LouisN

I'm looking the market to buy a frame, or a frameset for my daughter (either used, or maybe some Chinese OEM carbon), but don't know anything about MT Bikes.
She'll turn 12yrs old, and a little under 5'. So my guess she'll need either a 13" or 14" frame, maybe 15" ?
She's starting MTB racing. What are the good options to look for ?

Thanks weenies,

LOuis :)

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2008-9 XXS Giant XCR alloy mtb frame would be pretty good for your required sizes, can be picked up for a less than a couple of hundred $ on Ebay.
Norwood & Adelaide Uni CC

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by jooo

I think Kenesis make some fairly nice, small Aluminum HTs, for either 24" or 26" wheels. Not bad pricing or weight if the larger models are anything to go by.

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by LouisN

Asymptotic wrote:2008-9 XXS Giant XCR alloy mtb frame would be pretty good for your required sizes, can be picked up for a less than a couple of hundred $ on Ebay.


Did you mean Giant XTC-FR ?

I don't find anything with Giant XCR...

Louis :)

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by TTP

Niner have created an extra small 29er. http://www.ninerbikes.com/emd9

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[/quote] Did you mean Giant XTC-FR ?

I don't find anything with Giant XCR...

Louis :)[/quote]

Yep my bad, meant the XCR.

Good luck, hopefully you don't go through the same process as my parents did where I wen't from a 16" to a 21" between the age of 12 and 15 :wink:
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