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Sinister Splinter ER XC Frame was £1599.99 now £499.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles - thats 69% off!!
Sinister Splinter ER XC Frame was £1599.99 now £499.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles - thats 69% off!!

Sinister Splinter ER XC Frame was £1599.99 now £499.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles - thats 69% off!!

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Sinister Splinter ER XC Frame was £1599.99 now £499.99 thats 69% off!!

Great reviews and massive saving with free delivery!!!

inc. rear shock.

if you consider the Manitou SPV air shock thats inc with the frame is £250 everywhere else your getting the frame for just under £250!!!! total bargain!!!

The Splinter Extended Range ER is the lightest, fastest trail bike Sinister has ever made. Four inches of great pedalling suspension enhances your race and back country experience. Designed to be run with a 4'' travel suspension fork. Low Mass Centralisation (LMC) linkage moves suspension mass towards the centre of the bike resulting in less unsprung weight and a better ride.



Sculpted lightweight vertical dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger
4'' of efficient, controlled travel damped by a Manitou SPV air shock
Triple ring compatibility


Head Tube Angle: 70deg
Head Tube Length: S:4x1.5 M:5 L:6
Seat Tube Angle: 73deg
Seat Tube Length: S:16.5 M:17.5 L:19
Seat Post Diameter: 30.9mm
Effective Top Tube Length: S:22.5 M:23.5 L:24.5
Chain Stay Length: 16.7
BB Height: 13.5

41 Comments

Why is this getting cold votes? May have limited appeal, but its a huge saving on a quality frame for serious MTB'ers

Original Poster

before people cold vote who dont seem to have a clue about good quality bikes this frame is £1569.95 here:

allterraincycles.co.uk/pro…tml

and this site is called hotukdeals and if this is not a hot deal i dont know whats up with you?

Superb frame at this price. A serious piece of kit at this price, (original price is a little inflated but there is still a good £4-£5 hundred off. Hot.

i agree with no valid reason people vote cold £499 is a lot of money but a 69% saving deserves better don't just vote cold because the deal doesnt suit you if it's cheaper elsewhere please state and help other people, heat added for value

Original Poster

also if you consider the Manitou SPV air shock thats inc with the frame is £250 everywhere else your getting the frame for just under £250!!!! total bargain!!! so why cold votes??

wozzer;6771455

also if you consider the Manitou SPV air shock thats inc with the frame … also if you consider the Manitou SPV air shock thats inc with the frame is £250 everywhere else your getting the frame for just under £250!!!! total bargain!!! so why cold votes??



Great deal, to be honest though I don't bother posting the 'limited appeal' deals any more as people seem to vote cold just because they're not interested. I'm not into golf but if I saw a great deal I'd vote hot;-)

Says only the 16" in stock? Is that possibly the reason for the large reduction? Either way, 16" might be restrictive for most people, but a hot deal nonetheless (so I voted hot).

this looks like an awsome deal for anyone who is getting seriously into mtb' ing, they could realy start building there bike to suit there selfs and there budget, and this is a great start for someone, very hot from me!! nice find op

Original Poster

i think 16" for a full suspension is a good size for anyone you dont want them too big.

What is this made of?

wozzer;6771575

i think 16" for a full suspension is a good size for anyone you dont want … i think 16" for a full suspension is a good size for anyone you dont want them too big.



I have quite long legs, so find it just a bit too small for my liking. As one of the reviewers says, 17.5" probably suits 170-185cm riders, and 185-195 might find the 19" more comfortable. I certainly struggle with the smaller frames, but everyone likes something different to the next (even lanky folk!).

I really have no idea if this is a good deal but those who have bothered to comment seem to think it is...so have some heat.

Agree with the limited appeal comment. I've posted real deals which just don't take off cos of that....I was well happy when someone posted a kids camera I was looking at with £20 off. That was a real saving to me and one I might not have spotted myself....but it managed to reach about 19 degrees!

Perhaps we need a new site called 'Real Deals' which drops all the DVDs and games which clutter up this place. Having said all that I'm hooked on this site and have found some real money savers. Just wish I was in the market for this frame!:-D

My car only cost £450 and it at least has some wheels and seats included !!! I havent voted cold because I clearly know nothing about bikes (mine cost £99 from Halfords ! )

Ok i voted hot after reading thoroughly .

MinerWilly;6772936

My car only cost £450 and it at least has some wheels and seats included … My car only cost £450 and it at least has some wheels and seats included !!! I havent voted cold because I clearly know nothing about bikes (mine cost £99 from Halfords ! )



:lol:

this is amazing, if only I wasnt 6ft3 I would have one!!!! voted HOT!!!!!

Looks a bit uncomfortable to ride for my liking.

Looks a good deal, just a shame its clearance to get rid of the 16" frames they have left.
If it fits, i'd be seriously tempted at this price.

Not that i'd buy, got a jump bike and an xc bike in the hut and i cant be bothered fixing either.
Really need to get back out

Edit,

Just checked for reviews, seems Sinister dont make them any more, and dont sell into the UK.
Check if you can get it repaired easily.
Chainreaction do this, i got my jump bike from them and its UK but its a small company and they changed into making road bikes so im guessing wont be much use with mine now. Only thing is mines is built like a tank and is hardtail so no moving bits lol

Once I passed my driving test the bikes went into the garage, But I've still voted it hot even though I don't think I'd manage to get an engine in the middle of the frame

Great saving, i'm not into mountain biking or anything.. but thats a huge saving and looks great. Nice colour also.

Nice looking piece of kit and a great price.

16" frame would be perfect for me too but I think my other half would be after a divorce if I treated myself to it.

Voted Hot !!! :thumbsup:

Looks very freeride rather than being an all day bike but for anyone wanting to shift from hardtail or a knackered frame its very cheap. Not into the multi link - many bearing rear swingarm setup, but thats one the main reasons I ride a Five.
Not for me but voted hot as its a good price and Chain Reactions service is absolutely superb.
No doubt this will get cold votes from those who expect a complete bike for what I'd pay for a seatpost.

looks like that migth make a good trail centre bike, nice slack angles and 4" out the back, 5th element shock though, not the manitou.... not so good.

misterfrostie;6774436

Looks very freeride rather than being an all day bike but for anyone … Looks very freeride rather than being an all day bike but for anyone wanting to shift from hardtail or a knackered frame its very cheap. Not into the multi link - many bearing rear swingarm setup, but thats one the main reasons I ride a Five.



Does that actually mean something? It sounds mighty impressive either way!

Hot since it's a great saving ( although I have no idea what is it :-D )

Brilliant saving!

Personally, I ride hardtails (just prefer how they feel), and this is too small for me but still HOT

Blimey that took off! Well done Wozzer! :thumbsup:

Serious bikers have to vote hot, hot, hot! Shame I haven't got the money with wife, kids, mortgage....ashame!

V Nice!

Having seen numerous posts from serious bikers slating rear suspension as being a complete waste of time I am puzzled as to why this is being voted hot.

Original Poster

Jefft;6775755

Having seen numerous posts from serious bikers slating rear suspension as … Having seen numerous posts from serious bikers slating rear suspension as being a complete waste of time I am puzzled as to why this is being voted hot.



if they were serious bikers then i dont understand why they would slate rear suspension??

im a serious biker and i bike at sherwood pines my local.

my bike is worth £2000 a norco six one which is full suspension.

At sherwood pines there are lots of different types of biking xc which you can use hardtail (just front suspension) or full suspension, dirt jumps full suspension or dirt jump bike with front suspension and downhill which really is best with full supension as it has big drops and jumps.

a hardtail bike and a full suspesion bike are used for entirely different types of biking also now alot of rear suspension shocks have lockout on them so you can make the shock stiff if need be like you can on front shocks.

The only full suspension bikes i would defo slate are the cheap'o ones like at argos or toys r us they are a total waste of time you will be using more energy biking on them as there is no real settings to change for your riding condition and you could not do anything on them that a real full suspension bike is made to do it would be dangerous!!

How much are the wheels, and do they come in packs of 2? I think you will need one at each end, you see....

I do hope no one will be profiteering by taking the Manitou air shocks out and flogging them in the FS section of this site

Jefft;6775755

Having seen numerous posts from serious bikers slating rear suspension as … Having seen numerous posts from serious bikers slating rear suspension as being a complete waste of time I am puzzled as to why this is being voted hot.



May I sugest that really only applies to CHEAP rear suspension. Properly specified suspension rigs are fabulous and can really help the rider out. The stuff you see on bikes that only cost a few hundred quid though tend to be absolute tosh. I had the misfortune to ride a £150 Halfords full suspension bike a few years bike and you could feel the rear shock sucking up most of the energy you were putting in to getting the bike to move. Horrible horrible bike and the icing on the cake is cheap suspension tends to weigh an absolute ton as well so you're getting a double penalty for it. Oh, and subject it to serious off-road work where you actually need the suspension and cheap stuff will either run out of suspension travel or simply break.

Without acting like I know alot about bikes when prices get this expensive, I am a keen biker. I am just curious, if you bought this frame, how much would you realisticly need to spend to make it into a bike?..... A good bike? No point putting value gears, brakes etc on this puppy is there!

I've been wanting to build my own bike for a while; get the parts over a long period of time to offset the cost and end up with an awesome bike. Still, I think this frame would be a little bit small for me, I ride a 19" hardtail atm.

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timhill3;6776684

Without acting like I know alot about bikes when prices get this … Without acting like I know alot about bikes when prices get this expensive, I am a keen biker. I am just curious, if you bought this frame, how much would you realisticly need to spend to make it into a bike?..... A good bike? No point putting value gears, brakes etc on this puppy is there!



The gears are the least of your worries. most are quite reasonable and not that much different in price between reasonable and good, if you want exalent then a Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR RD-M972 at about £150. Good forks are expensive. an avid juicy hydraulic breaking system (disk, caliper and lever) will set you back about £150 x 2.

slamdunkin;6777368

The gears are the least of your worries. most are quite reasonable and … The gears are the least of your worries. most are quite reasonable and not that much different in price between reasonable and good, if you want exalent then a Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR RD-M972 at about £150. Good forks are expensive. an avid juicy hydraulic breaking system (disk, caliper and lever) will set you back about £150 x 2.



:thumbsup:

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I’ve picked a £2500 bike at random 2009 Scott Spark 20 Mountain Bike and priced up some parts from it indervidually and I’ll try and quote the best prices I can find

Fox 32 F100 RL Disc Forks £525

Ritchey Pro Drop In Headset £25 or the better Ritchey WCS-Logic Threadless Headset at £50ish

Front daralier Shimano XT FD-M771 £33

Shifters Shimano XT SL-M770 £75

Break levers Shimano XT BL-M775 £120 x 2

Disc Brakes Shimano XT BR-M775 Disc £65 x 2

Shimano XT Crank FC-M770 £175

Ritchey Pro Carbon Rizer Handle bar £80

Carbon seat post £40 - £80

Handle bar stem £60

Shimano XTR M975 Front Disc Hub £70ish

Rear hub £100 - £150 if you want xcr

Chain Shimano CN-HG53 £15

Shimano CS M770 XT 9 speed cassette £55


DT Swiss Supercomp Black Spokes Box 72 £60ish

Rims £30 - £70 each depending on weight you want

Schwalbe Rocket Ron Tyre £35 each

I’ve probably missed a few pits and pieces but you get the rough costs of building a bike of reasonable quality to match that of the frame.

Nice work slamdunkin.

It would probably be a few years before I'd actually manage to build one from scratch with all those parts though

Maybe worth considering updating the components on my current bike ('09 Hardrock)?

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You didn't even give me any rep...you tight arse:x

It was was timhill3 that was asking about the parts! I've left you reputation now though
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