The frame of my Enduro MTB is cracked and needs changing. The bike is 10 years old so I will look for a second hand frame and I'd like to be able to use as many of my current parts as possible.
What are the characteristics I need to check when considering a second-hand frame? For my bike I found the following information on its geometry (https://www.norco.com/bike-archives/2011/range-2/):
- Wheel size 26”
- Frame size L
- Travel front / rear 160mm
- rear center (chainstay) 438mm
- front center 733mm
- Wheelbase 1170mm
- Standover height 774mm
- Bottom bracket height 355mm
- Top tube length (center-center) 587mm
- Top tube length (horizontal) 610mm
- Fork length 545mm
- Head tube length 140mm
- Head tube angle 66.5°
- Seat tube angle 73°
- Seat tube length (center-center) 470mm
Which are the points that are important to compare to the new frame in order to be able to put my parts on it?
What other points do I need to verify? For example:
- How do I find out in advance if my rear suspension fits? Does the frame need to have the same rear suspension technique / geometry?
- Are the diameters of fork and seat post normed?
- What about the bottom bracket?
- Should front and rear travel of the new frame's "normal" setup be exactly the same as the fork and rear suspension, or do they fit between 160 and 170 mm for example?
- Are there any other points that I might have forgotten?