What makes the frame "1x10"? Does it already have a drivetrain?takizawa said:I found a sweet handmade 29er hardtail 1x10 frame for $1000. Nothing fancy needed, but what would be a ball park figure needed to complete a build of this type? Let's assume the build is from new parts.
+1 to this... I have spent since September of last year acquiring parts for mine. Wheels came yesterday and it is now at the shop being assembled. Many times I wished I would have just pulled the trigger (like originally planned) on the Felt Nine Trail. I would have saved myself over $500 but the upgrade in parts I have received, knowledge, and research far out weighs that for me. I know that I am going to love my bike, strictly because it is MY BIKE! It is not some carbon copy, cookie cutter, bike that was mass produced. I spent the time, sweat, and headaches to research what would best fit me, what was a bargain, and what to stay away from. I now consider myself a knowledgeable mountain biker strictly from the time I have spent doing all that! :madman:shockfinder said:Are you putting a suspension fork on it or going rigid? That's a huge chunk of budget usually. I built my Jabberwocky for just over $1,000 total including frame, but I was patient and scavenged parts from friends and got good used stuff when I could.
And ask the builder to give you a quote for a complete build. He may have OEM accounts which would let him offer a very competitive price. Plus you would know that everything works with the frame.takizawa said:Here's a link to the frame:
check out the BlackFly
some sample build pics are here:
That applies only to one option.LBIkid said:The builder lost me with this:
"**Currently only available with non suspension corrected geometry"
So its custom, but not too custom. Make sure you're ok with non-sus geometry if you go that route.