Yesterday I sold my 26er and am going to build a 650B on a limited budget.
Seems like buying entry level new bike for 700ish would leave me with no upgrade money, heavy bike and cheap components like acera/altus
What I want based on all I've experienced so far, in hopes of a do it all well enough, versatile hardtail:
650B compatible frame so I can run 26, 27.5 or a combo.
100-120mm travel lightweight air fork
As light as I can get it but versatile platform
Modern components for - SS option (have singleator) but 1x9 (possibly 2x10)
So what opinions do you have on these choices, or other ideas?
Sette Reken - Alloy, cheaper, enough space but would like to grind off the v-studs, not sure about HT angle. ~100
On One inbred - Steel, heavier but like it better due to slot drop outs and possibly better frame? ~250
On One Scandal - Alloy, lighter but rear is 26 only. ~280
x-fusion enix 120mm - $275 new
Fox r32 used - $350 ish but still used
new SLX take offs? 200
new SRAM X9?
Look for used parts on ebay?
Still need wheelset
Or would it really be better to just get a full bike and upgrade slowly
BTW I currently have:
new Deore Hydro brakes,
good 26" wheelset, 160r 180f centerlock hubs and discs
11-32 cassette 9sp
Single speed freehub and singleator
Older crank to begin with
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