Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner

just ordered my new frame... what parts should i outfit it with?

722 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  joeyjoedotorg
Is the mkIII a 135mm or 150mm rear hub? If 135mm go with the Transition revolutions. Super durable and great looking. Green hubs w/ white, or black hoops.
$275 for a wheelset as well.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
ok so i just ordered my new 2008 iron horse mk3 frame and i want to see what parts you guys think i should go with. i want it to be built up more for all mountain than xc so its not all about weight, i just want to keep it in the low 30s.

i know for sure i want 140mm fork, and i really liked the marz 55 R. Its pretty heavy 6lbs but i like the stiff 35mm Stanchions and qr 20mm axle. its pretty basic like the fork i have now, air preload and rebound and 200$ price aint bad either. i'd get something else but that looks like the best bang for the buck right now.

and as for a wheel sets im pretty open i just want to keep the price and weight reasonable. and im sick of the black white or silver wheels i want green! and i found the spank subrosa rims in really funky green that would match my frame nicely but i dont know much about them. and for hubs probley shimano somthing. ideas?? and for tire im thinking kenda. 2.35 nevegal front and small block 8 in the rear.

and i see lots of online shops sell build kits in different brands and assortments. which ones do you guys like? and im not really biased toward sram or shimano i tried and like both. i like the truvativ stylo 3.3 crank set also, great price and super light!

Im pretty sure i want to go avid juicy 7's for my stoping power 160r and 185 f.

and for the cockpit area im thinking arbys! or easton or raceface. I really like the raceface atlas all mountain stem. and the wtb pure v is probley the most confortable saddle ive ever sat on. its just a lil heavy.

well i think that about wraps up what i have in mind. let me know what you guys think? im up for any suggestions. and feel free to donate all your money and free parts to the chadsmk3buildabike foundation!


See less See more
135 but ya i saw those a while ago they are pretty sick thats a possibility! i like a lot of there bikes too! i would go with the bottle rocket!
if I were building up a bike from scratch, I'd be interested in this:|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
1 - 4 of 4 Posts