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Fat-tired Roadie
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The other thread has some bickering going on, and another poster suggested that more specifically-categorized threads would be helpful. I think he was right.

I've posted this bike before, but what the heck.


mtb new brakes 001 by Andrew183, on Flickr

It started life as the '07 Hardrock Comp Disc, which retailed for $660, IIRC.

New parts:
Fork: '06 Manitou R7 Platinum, 80mm
Headset: Origin-8 something-or-other (not on yet in this pic)
Stem: FSA Gap DH, 90mm, sort of won it
Handlebars: Specialized XC flat bars, cut, thank you, with Profile bar ends
Grips: ODI Ruffian
Brakes: Avid Elixir 5, front and rear, 160mm rotors
Front derailleur: Shimano SLX
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow, but in this pic it looks like it's still the Alivio, which worked okay until I fell on it.
Shift levers: Shimano Deore LX
Cassette: Shimano 9-speed 11-34, SLX I think
Chain: SRAM 9-speed
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 22-32-44, OEM rings and Shimano BB
Pedals: Time ATAC Alium
Front wheel: Some Alex rim on a really weird (but nice) Shimano hub.
Front tire: Panaracer Dart 2.2 SC, given me by a teammate
Rear tire: WTB Velociraptor Rear, given me by the same teammate, after I killed the tire that's on it in this pic.
Saddle: Bontrager/Selle San Marco 3D, bought it in 2000, thing's awesome
Other: SKS fenders, cheap bottle cages, a bunch of inner tube wrapped around the right chainstay, and some around the top tube since this pic. was taken.

I'm posting it in the 1k-2k thread because I've bolted way too much money to it. But, I'm very happy with the performance now - everything just works. (And for noobs reading this - unless you buy your bike first, then get access to team deals, this is an extremely inefficient way to have a nice bike. Save your pennies, and get it right the first time, or try and source a complete nice bike used.)
 

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This thread should be build your bike for much less than buying from a lbs ......LOL .
 

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Fat-tired Roadie
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Blksocks said:
What's the weight of it, btw?
Including the dirt from Tuesday, fenders and seat wedge with two tubes in it, about 33 lb. From my bathroom scale.

The frame and wheels are quite heavy. I don't care enough to get individual weights of things at the moment. The stock bars were shockingly heavy, so I assume the seatpost, which is stock, is also up there.

In short race trim, dunno. Ask me when the trails are dry. I have some lighter tires that will go on, the fenders will go into storage, and I might care enough to knock the dirt off and remove the seat wedge. I haven't tried to cut weight, although I think I have, some - the stock bars, fork and crank were all shockingly heavy. I've been chipping away at it at about one major purchase/year lately, so it's probably wheels next, then frame, and then maybe I'll get obsessive about the grams. Or I might get a complete, purpose built racer first.
 

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Current parts (a few things have changed since then)

Frame: Access XCL 9r (23")
Fork: Marzocchi 44 TST2 QR15
Wheels: Stans Flow w/DT-Swiss 240s hubs
Tires: Specialized Control 2.2" x 29" 2_Bliss - Purgatory (front) and Captain (rear)
Crankset: Shimano XT 36/22 w/Race Face lightweight bashguard
Cassette: SRAM 990 (11-34)
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.9
Front Derailleur: Shimano
Shifters: SRAM X.5
Brakes: Avid BB7 (185mm front, 160mm rear)
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial
Handlebar: Race Face Atlas
Stem: Specialized 90mm
Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-On
Seatpost: Thomson 410mm
Seatpost Collar: Hope
Saddle: WTB Pure V
Pedals: Shimano SPD 540
 

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jeffj said:


Current parts (a few things have changed since then)

Frame: Access XCL 9r (23")
Fork: Marzocchi 44 TST2 QR15
Wheels: Stans Flow w/DT-Swiss 240s hubs
Tires: Specialized Control 2.2" x 29" 2_Bliss - Purgatory (front) and Captain (rear)
Crankset: Shimano XT 36/22 w/Race Face lightweight bashguard
Cassette: SRAM 990 (11-34)
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.9
Front Derailleur: Shimano
Shifters: SRAM X.5
Brakes: Avid BB7 (185mm front, 160mm rear)
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial
Handlebar: Race Face Atlas
Stem: Specialized 90mm
Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-On
Seatpost: Thomson 410mm
Seatpost Collar: Hope
Saddle: WTB Pure V
Pedals: Shimano SPD 540
I bought the full bike from Performance and really dig it, but my question is this: are you like 7 feet tall or something? Jeeze o' Pete!
 

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CL Build

100$ Craiglist Frame 2005 Fuji Mt Fuji Pro
~800$ 2010 PP X-9 Build Kit Plus Tora 302
100$ Misc Tools and Parts
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1000$ Home Built
 

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Heres mine ive built up from parts. spec below. i like to think its a decent entry / mid level hardtail setup. im just getting into MTBing and have bought all the parts used, inc frame. So far its cost me about £360, or $577. Just got rear derraileur, casette and chain to buy now, then done.

2009 GT Avalanche 1.0 frame
Mavic 321 Disc rims, Hope Pro2 front hub, DMR Revolver rear hub
Maxxis Holy Roller tyres
Truvativ FireX crank with new GXP BB and SRAM bashring
Rockshox Judy forks
DMR V8 pedals
Hope Mono front brake
Hayes 9 Carbon rear brake
Truvativ Hussefelt bars
SRAM X9 gripshifter
Titec Duke ProLite seatpost, WTB Speed V seat, Hope clamp
Kore stem

Hope you like, im pretty happy so far.
 

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This was my hardtail setup that I just sold to fund my Mojo :)

Started off as a stock 2008 Trek 6000 and upgraded the following parts:

Fox Float 32 R
SRAM X9 shifters and derailleurs
Easton XC Monkeylite
Bontrager Race Lite Tubeless wheels (w/ DT Swiss hubs)
Juicy 5's w/ Twenty6 Levers
Thomson Elite layback seatpost
Thomson Elite Stem
Bontrager Race Lite saddle
LUST Crossmark 2.1 rear
Tubeless Weirwolf 2.3 front (both ducktape ghetto tubeless)

Spent around $1200 after original investment and upgrades.I like to think that it was a pretty nice build up for what I paid.
 

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What kind of tires are those, and cable housings? And whered you get them? Thats basically my dream setup (minus the color of the frame)
Front tire is a Kenda Nevegal 2.35 and the rear is a Kenda Small Block 8 2.35. The cables I am running are Jagwire. I got the hyper kit which includes 2 cables and more than enough housing. Also comes in many different colors too. I got them from my local shop but you can find them online, pricepoint, amazon, ebay, etc.
 

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$500 for the bike new, then replaced everything except the seatpost and frame as parts broke, wore out, or couldn't keep up with my riding. Here's the latest: 1x9 conversion and a ceramic BB. Sure makes a big difference having quality parts instead of the junk that came on it :thumbsup:
 

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My '09 Rockhopper Comp Disc 21"

Posted in the entry level thread as well, as it began life as such. Paid ~$750 for it new at my LBS, IIRC. After a good bit of upgrading last year I think I've got around $1.6-1.7K in it:

'09 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc




Upgrades are as follows:
Ergon GE1 Grips
Specialized Rival 143 MTB Saddle
Shimano PD-M520 SPD Pedals
Shimano SLX M660 22/32/44T 175mm Crankset
Shimano SLX CS-HG80 11-34T 9 Speed Cassette
Shimano XTR 7701 Chain
SRAM X9 FD/RD/Trigger Shifters
Avid BB7 Brakes w/ 160mm G2 Clean Sweep Rotor
Rock Shox Reba Race Dual Air U-Turn
Cane Creek S-3 Headset
Continental Trail King 2.2" Folding Tires

Sits at around 28.5 lbs as it is

Was planning to get a new wheelset for this bike but then wound up buying my FS so at this point the new wheels will probably hit that bike and I'll hand down the stock DT X420SLs from that bike to the RH.

Probably going to throw some Speed Dial 7 brake levers and bigger rotors on it next time I find a good deal and have the money to spare.

Might do a bit of bling/WW stuff to it as well (seat post, stem, handlebars, anondized hardware bits) if I find myself w/ an excess of cash, but it works pretty well as is aside from the wheels.
 
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