I sold the Mavic 317s on ebay for $80.00 less than my cost to build the mavic 819s. I use sram stuff so after I got the XO stuff on Internet blowouts and sold the Shimano stuff on ebay I was only down another $90.00. The bars, seat post and saddle are all off my old Specialized bike that cracked. When I received the new frame from Specialized that too sold on ebay for over $600.00. This epic model came with the mechanical disc brakes. To make a long story after I sold stuff off the bike, used what I had, and did a little upgrading I got exactly what I wanted at a very reasonable price. I love the new cable routing. I only got 50 miles on this bike before the crap winter weather hit. Hope the sun comes out soon……………
I went with SRAM XOs also - shifting the front der with Shimano feels like its way too far. Plus I like being able to dial the front der in as I move through the cassette. Saves 150g too - extra bonus.
One reason upgraditis happens on the low end bikes is because they are equipped with such heavy parts. The stem, bars, seat, post, pedals - all really heavy. You can lose a pound and a half with some easy switch outs.
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