Hi, this is my first post here etc etc.
I just purchased a Voodoo Bizango Frame (853 Reynolds) and I have never built a bike from the frame up before. I have two older brothers who will be helping me but I'd like some outside opinions and input. I know very little about components, I guess you could say that all I really know is that as far as the shimano line up there's lx, then xt, then xtr being the best. Well I don't really care what brand something is as long as it gets the job done, and gets it done good. So sram, raceface, whatever, I just want the best I can get for a decent price. I was thinking no more than 100-130 on the crank set, and no more than 70-100 on the rear derailleur, used IS an option.
Here's what the bike will be used for: I'm 5'8 138-143lbs, the bike is 18.5. I live out in San Diego, CA near mission trails and will probably go out to Big Bear from time to time and Mexico. I do have alot of riding experience from when I was like 10-15 (21 now) in bmx (mongoose decade pro) and a Balance hard tail with lx components but that's about it. Other than some racing, and fast trail riding, I'd also like to get into some "trials/urban assault" type riding. So that means lots of bunny hopping, pedal kicking, drops, and maybe one day some one wheel hopping! My brothers have supplied me with wheels, pedals, seat, stem, bar, and brakes. So all I'm really needing an education on is derailleurs and a crankset, but don't mind learning more about the rest of the bike!
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