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    Wut parts u use?

    what compenents do you have or your ride? im building up a new hardtail and need some ideas. i already got the frame fork and wheelset but need the rest. i would like strength and value but i dont need it tank proof. weight isnt realy a factor but i dont want bricks. ill be using this bike for aggressive trail riding with not much jumping or drops.

    so wuts your favorite: FSA, Truvative, Race Face ect...

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    That's kinda like asking what flavor ice cream we all like. If you give us an idea of what you might be looking for I think you'll get more responses.

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    just a company that offers strenghth value and options... i'm leaning towards fsa. their fr line looks nice. anyone use these?

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    i use FSA cranks on my SS trail bike (3-piece) and on my DH bike (v-drive extreme) and both are excellent products. i also have a bunch of FSA small bits (bars/stem etc.) and same thing.
    i really appreciate the value of FSA stuff, it's much cheaper than some (like race face).

    on my FS trail bike i use entirely shimano drivetrain, cranks and all. it works and it's (relatively) light and (relatively) cheap.
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    Here's the specs of my Kona hardtail I built in the spring for XC use only. I go 220 with gear.

    2005 Kona Kula Deluxe (custom build)

    Frame:
    -Large (19 inch)

    Fork:
    -2003 Fox Float 100 RLC

    Components:
    -Rear derailleur: Shimano XT 760 short cage
    -Front derailleur: Shimano XT 760
    -Crankset: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
    -Bottom bracket: Race Face X-Type
    -Chain : Shimano XT
    -Shifters : Shimano XT Dual Control
    -Cassette: Shimano LX HG-70 11-32
    -Brakes: Shimano XT Dual Control: 160 MM
    -Seat Post: Race Face Next
    -Stem: Race Face Prodigy 100 MM
    -Headset: Cane Creek S8
    -Bar: Easton EA-50
    -Grips: Yeti Lock on
    -Saddle: Specialized BG
    -Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeaters
    -Tires: Kenda Karma, Tioga Factory XC Slick, Specialized Nimbus
    -Wheelset: -Shimano XT (765) disc hubs on Mavic 717 rims
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    WTB, seat wheels, tires, stem & bars.
    Race Face, cranks & BB.
    Easton, seat post.
    Lizzard Skinz Moab, grips clamp on.
    Shimano XT, Front, Rear Derailleur & '07 shifters.
    Hays, HFX-Mag brakes
    Galfer, Rotors & Pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Monkey
    just a company that offers strenghth value and options... i'm leaning towards fsa. their fr line looks nice. anyone use these?
    Why would you just stay with one company? You are allowed to mix and match parts.

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    on my HT

    Some Koski bars and stem that I picked up for $30 with shipping.

    FSA DH Pig Pro headset

    Crappy Tru-vativ Hussefelts and an FSA Platinum BB--I'll never ever go ISIS again

    XT hubs and Rynolite rims--real good, real cheap

    Avid BB7s 160mm front and back--I have never had any trouble with these

    Some Ritchey Mountain V3 pedals that I picked up for $35 with shipping

    SRAM X7 shifters and rear mech

    XT front mech

    Some squishy blue Specialized BG grips--these really make the bike

    WTB SST Y2K saddle that hurts like a mo fo after an hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    XT hubs and Rynolite rims--real good, real cheap

    WTB SST Y2K saddle that hurts like a mo fo after an hour
    Awsome wheel set for the price!!!

    You need to get a New style WTB seat i belive the SST was a OEM seat or it's just that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Awsome wheel set for the price!!!

    You need to get a New style WTB seat i belive the SST was a OEM seat or it's just that old.
    I transfered all my really good components over to my FS bike and had to start from scratch rebuilding the HT. I thought that the HT would be a back up for when the FS was down or I just wanted to do a little training ride. That's why I sort of cheaped out. But I would say I use it at least as much as the FS now.

    Evidently, the SST from '98 (I believe) was a very good saddle. The one I got is horrible, though, and it has gotten the worst reviews. Let's just say that it's very narrow and has no padding at all on the wings, just a tiny bit on the nose. I don't think it was off another bike, since it came in its original box and wasn't scuffed at all (these things scuff if you look at them crooked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Evidently, the SST from '98 (I believe) was a very good saddle. The one I got is horrible, though, and it has gotten the worst reviews. Let's just say that it's very narrow and has no padding at all on the wings, just a tiny bit on the nose. I don't think it was off another bike, since it came in its original box and wasn't scuffed at all (these things scuff if you look at them crooked).
    Ok thats the one with a large logo on the seat right were you sit. Check out the Rocket or Pure V line. I bought one of the gell ones & it was not comfortable.

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