Do you want new or used? Chain and cassette you've got to go new, of course. But nothing wrong with saving some money if you can on some used X.9 and BB7's. Or getting those components new as OEM take offs. Piecemeal certainly can work (I always do it), just keep in mind that each piece will have the shipping charge which adds up. But, if done correctly with miser eBaying and online deals shopping - you can still come out cheaper than buying everything new in one shot. Everything you are looking for can be had new or used on eBay (just watch those shipping charges).dirtrider7 said:Just picked up the frame and fork below...2010 Paragon with Fox 51mm offset 80mm fork for my first 29er build. I would have bought a complete bike but as with many that frequent this great site, I am a bit too fussy for settle for a std. build. I am fine with many generic components and not looking to buid a high end bike but rather a value build with decent quality relative to price.
I would like to pool the collective 29er consciousness for best way to skin that proverbial component cat.
The build I am considering is Sram X.9 shifters/derailleurs and Avid BB-7 brakes which is pretty generic stuff and therefore I am looking around for the best deal on the rear cassette, chain, shifters, brake handles, BB-7 brakes etc. Anybody know of this component mix group out there? Pricepoint has this mix except with a crankset I don't really want. I am leaning toward the Stylo Oct double for this build however am open to other short ratio doubles as well...old legs.
I am also open to different wheelsets however the saddle, bars, stem, seatpost, pedals etc are pretty much predetermined and not worth mentioning.
Maybe at the end of the day, shifters, derailleurs, brakes etc need to be picked up separately as well as perhaps I may not be able to find a larger group that satisfies the above. Another option I guess would be to buy the Pricepoint groupset with triple cranks and then Ebay that crankset I don't want.