Riding on an old frame for DH

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Riding on an old frame for DH

Postby tbiker615 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:45 am

My frame is an '05 Norco

The frame is a beast but aged. how long should the aluminum frame hold up or is its life span almost up
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Re: Riding on an old frame for DH

Postby SocialOutcast » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:24 pm

Those frames are beastly, I have never seen the more "freeride" norco frames crack or break. They are tanks. Beyond normal wear and tare, one could get many seasons from that bike with little more than bearing replacement.

Dh bikes in the beginning were under built to take on the continued progression. So they cracked and broke on the reg when people pushed limits.

Then things got over built. 50-60 pound dh rigs, monster t's, doublewides, 24"s, 3.0's. That stuff is monster truck compared to today's 30lb. Rigs. Couple that with smoother tracks, and a bike like yours could last a long time.

Your desire for something lighter with modern day geometry will likely be what leads you to a new rig.

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Re: Riding on an old frame for DH

Postby SLOPE » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:45 pm

"Then things got over built. 50-60 pound dh rigs, monster t's, doublewides, 24"s, 3.0's. "

Man, I actually miss those days!
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