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    Advice Needed: Weyless XP, Budget build.

    So I'm getting back into biking. I have a Weyless XP with a Fox RP3. So I use some pointers. So far found a deal on a Marx AM3. Looking at using Shimano Acera parts with a good BB. For wheels might build my own not sure on those either. I'm definitely doing disc brakes, cable pull type.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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    Thinking about using road bike derailleurs, I've been seeing these for cheap. But I'm not sure what is compatible cassette wise.

    Another thing I need info on is bottom bracket size. How wide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gryffinwings View Post
    Thinking about using road bike derailleurs, I've been seeing these for cheap. But I'm not sure what is compatible cassette wise.

    Another thing I need info on is bottom bracket size. How wide?
    Let me measure that for you

    As for road stuff, it's different, for the front. There are some triples, but mostly compact doubles. The rear it is mostly a short cage with some medium cages here and there, and unless you are running a single chainring with gears in the back it might not be enough chain capacity. For most road rear derailleurs, you're looking at a max 33T chain capacity. Mountain bike rear derailleurs are cheaper and you'll likely want a long cage, so I'm not sure where you're getting your information. Touring stuff is closer to mountain than the road stuff.

    I probably wouldn't try to build a wheel, if I were you. It'll cost more than buying a cheap wheelset and you probably don't have the tools.

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    just put together an xp... marzocchi 180mm single crown fox rp23. great bike for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by pboncher View Post
    just put together an xp... marzocchi 180mm single crown fox rp23. great bike for me
    Awesome - Glad you are enjoying it!

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    Weyless xp build

    Quote Originally Posted by gryffinwings View Post
    Thinking about using road bike derailleurs, I've been seeing these for cheap. But I'm not sure what is compatible cassette wise.

    Another thing I need info on is bottom bracket size. How wide?
    Think my bb is 116 octalink. Get wheels that are built already. Much cheaper as you will need 9mm quick release axles
    As for derailers i got shimano fr and rear. Sram shifters

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    Wow, havent seen a weyless in a long time. Great looking bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pboncher View Post
    Think my bb is 116 octalink. Get wheels that are built already. Much cheaper as you will need 9mm quick release axles
    As for derailers i got shimano fr and rear. Sram shifters
    His post was from four years ago. I imagine that he's sorted it by now.
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    Ya maybe. Took alot of try and error as there is no info on frame specs. Lots of unused parts that wouldnt fit/work. Only info i found was 4-5 inch travel. I got 7.5 in back and 7 in front. Most people ran a 120-130 mm front shock. i bought alot of parts that wouldnt fit/work correct,mostly BB and cranksets front derailers and front chain rings

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