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I just purchased a 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 3 frame with a cane creek ad-3 rear shock, Shimano Deore LX front derailleur, a ah headset, and a brand new rock shox judy tt shock. I also have xtr v brakes. What else could a rookie on a budget get to help out my ride in terms of rear derailleur, cranksets, shifters , etc.?
 

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Checkout www.bestbikebuys.com. It will give you a way to search for where you can find the best prices. Also check out all the "where are the best deals" forum. There are always coupons and codes on there for various sites. Good luck and enjoy your new bike.
 

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Does this sound good for this frame?

Rear Derailleur: Sram X.7 Bar: Sette XLR 3/4 Riser
Front Derailleur: Sram X-Gen Stem: Sette Venn
Headset: Dia Compe AL Seatpost: Sette APX Alloy
Bottom Bracket: Race Face SRX Saddle: Sette IXA Gel Chromoly
Crankset: Tru Vativ FireX SL Grips: Oury Atb
Brake Calipers: Avid Single Digit 7 Tires: Irc Mythos XC Racing
Shifter Pods : Sram X.7 Triggers Tubes: Irc Rubber
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7 Rim Strips: Sette Rim Tape
Cassette: Sram PG970 Rims: Sun Rhyno Lite
Hubset: Deore M525 Disc Spoke Guage: 14
Chain: Sram PC-950 Spoke Nipples: Brass
 

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robs65 said:
Does this sound good for this frame?

Rear Derailleur: Sram X.7 Bar: Sette XLR 3/4 Riser
Front Derailleur: Sram X-Gen Stem: Sette Venn
Headset: Dia Compe AL Seatpost: Sette APX Alloy
Bottom Bracket: Race Face SRX Saddle: Sette IXA Gel Chromoly
Crankset: Tru Vativ FireX SL Grips: Oury Atb
Brake Calipers: Avid Single Digit 7 Tires: Irc Mythos XC Racing
Shifter Pods : Sram X.7 Triggers Tubes: Irc Rubber
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7 Rim Strips: Sette Rim Tape
Cassette: Sram PG970 Rims: Sun Rhyno Lite
Hubset: Deore M525 Disc Spoke Guage: 14
Chain: Sram PC-950 Spoke Nipples: Brass
by the time you buy all that you could just get a diff. bike
if you really are a rookie, enjoy the bike you have, seat & tires are subjective, all the rest are alot of $$ for minimal benefit over what you allready have. If something breaks then maybe upgrade
 

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all of that stuff is in a build kit for like $350 and i dont have most things I need to ride. I got the frame for a little over $100 but I need stuff to get it to work. I thought if I bougt a kit that had everything I needed and some stuff I did not I would have extra if anything broke. I was just wondering if the components of this kit were good and if the price was good for the quality of the kit?
 

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robs65 said:
all of that stuff is in a build kit for like $350 and i dont have most things I need to ride. I got the frame for a little over $100 but I need stuff to get it to work. I thought if I bougt a kit that had everything I needed and some stuff I did not I would have extra if anything broke. I was just wondering if the components of this kit were good and if the price was good for the quality of the kit?
You need a Helmet (almost any helmet will do, you can check Gyro, Bell, Specialized and others).

Probably a hydration pack, or bottles, depending on what you like (I prefer hydration packs, you can put a lot of stuff in there).

Glasses (safety glasses from wallmart and such might suffice).

Gloves (really, they're pretty usefull).

Don't worry about upgrading your bike if it works well....
 

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He's building a bike not upgrading!

X7 works just as good as X9 and even X0. So X7 is the best bet for a budget. The Sette stem, bar and seatpost are great quality at a very low price. Sette is very good for anybody on a budget. The wheels are not great but very trail worthy.

Don't forget the cables and housing. Sometimes they come with the levers and sometimes not. Also are YOU building this bike? Have you done this before?
 

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Ive done it in the distant past. things have come a long way since then. i have alot of time right now as im on con leave because my wife is having back surgery. i bought the sette torx 21 pc tool set and have some manuals but im not to scared. so the x7 is good on a budget. ill upgrade the wheelset at a later date.
 

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I have a set of sun Rhyno Lites as a back up and they are fine. I used them as my primary wheelset on a different bike for about 3 years and NEVER had one problem. Other than the fact that they are heavy and are a biotch to get tires on and off of, they have been great for me. To prove how tough they are read some reviews on them in the review section. People are using them for downhill type riding with large drops. So, with a Sugar you shouldnt be looking to do that stuff anyway so just look at them as a great training tool since the only drawback that I see is the extra weight.
 
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