I wanted to share my budget MTB build. I am pleased with the results and the ride of such a light bike. I live in the midwest and we dont have crazy trails like other parts of the country, so a lightweight 1x10, 80mm travel bike works perfectly. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36779852@N ... 649894444/
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ebay frame fr-201 threaded bb.
magura durin 80mm fork
ashima pcb, uncut hoses, can save a few more g when i cut them. ai2 rotors, carbon TI rear caliper mount.
lightning crank, 32t ring, twin bbg guards drilled to save more weight,
ti xpedo pedals
racing ralph tubulars, reynolds carbon tubular
sram red tuned rear der, xx shifter, tuned shifter clamp, recon alu cassette (perhaps not the most practical), kmc x10sl gold
wcs stem, tuned cheap ebay carbon bars (105g after tuning) kcnc grips, kcnc post, regale seat alloy rails.
I estimate I have 2,000 - 2,500 usd invested, but I am a bargin hunter.
future plans include; xx grip shifter, lighter wheels and more tuning of existing parts.
Any thoughts and comments both positive and negative are welcome, and yes I ride trails on this as shown, so far only 4 hours and everything works very well.