Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame

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Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame
Whether you trashed your old frame, or just want to upgrade to something light, slick, and gorgeously glossy black, check the Nashbar Mountain Frame. Just like all the best aluminum frames in the industry, this one is made of custom butted 6061 aluminum tubing for light weight and super strength, top-tube cable routing to eliminate trail hang-ups, a replaceable hanger so you're not left crying by the trail side, and an aggressive all-mountain geometry so you're comfortable in high gear on rolling terrain or bombing down a mountainside at breakneck speed.
  • Made from 6061 series aluminum to keep the weight down, this frame is spec'd with a headtube for a 1 1/8" fork, a replaceable derailleur hanger, 2 sets of water bottle braze-ons and a 27.2mm seat tube
  • All cables are routed along the top tube, and we've made accommodations for newer hydraulic brake systems, so if you want to run a 1-piece cable from your levers to your calipers, no problem
  • As Henry Ford said 90 years ago, "You can get any color you want, as long as it's black"
Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame
  • FRAME TYPE Mountain Bike 26"
  • FRAME MATERIAL 6061 Aluminum
  • REAR SHOCK n/a
  • FORK n/a
  • RECOMMENDED FORK TRAVEL Any
  • BOTTOM BRACKET English Threaded 68mm
  • HEADSET SIZE 1 1/8" Standard
  • HEADSET n/a
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR clamp-on 31.8
  • REPLACEABLE HANGER Yes
  • SEATPOST SIZE 27.2mm
  • SEATPOST CLAMP not included
  • BRAKE TYPE Disc or V-brake
  • V-BRAKE STUDS Yes/removable
  • DISC MOUNT Yes
  • WHEEL SIZE 26"
  • REAR WHEEL SPACING 135mm
  • BOTTLE MOUNT SETS 2
  • RACK MOUNT Yes
  • Rating 5

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Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (10)
    • Commuting/city (9)
    • Road biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (11)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    5.0

    Excellent value and performance!

    By PFTS rider

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

      I bought this frame in 2012 and currently have 10,588 miles on this bike (2/3/15). I have done a hilly century road ride on it; countless urban rides; and lots of singletrack riding on the trails of South Carolina and western North Carolina. I am buying a second frame. When I bought the frame I weighed 240 lbs and am now down to 200 lbs and dropping. I have given this frame plenty of use and abuse. I would not hesitate to recommend this as an economical and performance oriented frame for someone on a budget or looking to replace a broken frame.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      top notch quality

      By mi capitan

      from chula vista calif

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

          I have been into biking for 44 years.this is the 1st mtb bike I have put together.the frame is just as good as the name brands.the finish and overall construction are very good.I have built it up with all nashbar products.Nothing wrong with any of them.no need to buy expensive frames when you can get this one.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value!

          By jaybird

          from Columbia, SC

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

            I bought this frame 2 years ago in 2012 and, as of this posting, have over 7500 miles on it. I'm a clyde (220 lb) and like to ride aggressive XC and urban rides. This frame has withstood the rooty/rocky gnar of Pisgah National Forest, as well as the rigors of numerous urban assault rides. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'! I also like the all black color... simple and to the point. I would not hesitate to purchase this frame again!

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Solid frame

            By Face Planter Brad

            from Decorah, IA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Anonymous
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Odd Geometry

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

            Received this frame as a gift in '10 and promptly buid a mountain bike from spare parts I had lying around. It's the 20" model, and significantly lighter than the bike it replaced - mine fully built is 25lbs (old one was 41!, tho it was a wallyworld soft tail). Directly compatible with every part I had. Despite what the previous reviewer said, my RockShox with a 1 1/8" steerer dropped right in. Quite stiff and does great when you're really powering up hills. We have some surprisingly rugged trails here in the Norse Country, and it has handled it all in stride. Love that it has mounts for both v and disc brakes for an eventual upgrade. I also like how subtle it is. Not a big flashy fan, so the plain black with black stem, grips and handlebars, black rims and black cable housings make me happy.

            My only beef is in the geometry; it's the only thing keeping it from perfection. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, the top tube seems surprisingly short. I'm 6'4", so these things matter quite a lot. I didn't really realize just how small it felt till I gave the bike to my wife and got a used 21" Gary Fisher. Even tho my Gary Fisher is only 1" larger, the significantly longer top tube gives me a much better riding position; I don't feel as scrunched in. Tho, the black beauty is a lot easier to toss around corners and thru trees. It's also a lot lighter than my Gary Fisher.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Most excellent value!

            By Dragonfly

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Odd Geometry

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

            I built the 18" for my brother to replace an old 18" Raleigh that gave up the ghost. He rides mixed road and light trail for fun and fitness. It was easy to transfer his parts. The bike is not too heavy and it looks great. While I was building I couldn't help but to notice that the top tube seemed short. It measured 3cm shorter than his old Raleigh. That prompted me to measure the top tube on my 18" Gary Fisher Wahoo and low and behold my top tube is a whopping 5cm longer. This leads me to believe that the 18" Nashbar 26" mountain frame is unusually short. And guess what, my brother noticed it too on his first ride around the block. I have a 130mm stem ordered in an attempt to mitigate this issue, but I'm afraid that my brother's bike is just going to remain a little too short. If you are interested in this frame, you might consider buying the next size up. I wish I had.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great replacement frame

            By over tired

            from great lakes

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good value
            • Versatile
            • Well built quality

            Cons

            • Expensive Slow Shipping

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

            My son outgrew his old bike. Transferring the parts from his old bike to this frame was a low cost solution. The frame quality was much better than anticipated and the build up was quick and straight forward. The finished build looks great and rides as good as or better than his previous name brand frame. Although the shipping was slow and expensive to Canada I would still recommend it.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Light and Strong!!

            By T-Rev

            from Orange County

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Sleek And Sexy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

              Great frame, period. It is very light which is nice on those big climbs. So far it has held up very well to my abuse. I ride very hard and this thing has been able to keep up. I ride technical fast single track that boarders on the verge of downhill and as a hardtail rider this frame has been very stiff and responsive to all the abuse I have put it through. I highly recommend this frame for any build. Wish there was some ISCG mounts thats why it gets 4/5

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nashbar Mountain Bike Frame

              By D Justice

              from Lincoln, Ar

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

                Nashbar frames hold up very well and are a good competitive frame. I have bought several of them and will continue to buy them. Hope one day they will start building them in a 29er.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great price ! Made in Taiwan!

                By I have no nickname. My name is Nick

                from Redwood City, Ca

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

                  Why spend too much on a frame ? This is a great value and can't be beat, unless you want impress other riders with your euipment and not your skill and strength don't buy this. Buy this frame if you want to have fun and still have some money left over, and you have the skill and strength to beat the Freds out there on their overpriced machines that they put on their SUV's and drive to the trail.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exact replacement !!

                  By Jose

                  from San Juan, PR

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame:

                    I bought this frame to replace an exact one purchased from Nashbar. After continuous riding for more than 10 years the head tube cracked halfway down. I was very lucky that Nashbar still had this frame in stock !!! Just passed every component from one frame to the other. Good for me and ready to roll again !

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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