Obed frame,ground up - lets build it!
I have a Litespeed Obed frame now for quite some time that I purchased for dirt cheap. I've just started purchasing parts for the frame. Recently purchased brand new set of XT components. Now here's where the fun starts.
At one point I read one should not put a front suspension fork with more than 100mm of travel on an Obed frame..is that correct? Of course, I remembered reading this after I purchased a new Marzocchi MX Comp ETA 120mm fork. Before I go any further, will this fork be ok, or will I run into trouble on the trail? I'm a basic XC rider, nothing too aggressive.
Any recommendations on further components? Headseats, handlebars, etc?
Last edited by djbetterly; 04-29-2006 at 05:50 PM.
Reason: title change
ride hard take risks
If the frame is speced for a 100mm for max thensta with that. For XC riding 100 is basicly max.
For components, WTB wheel set, set, stem bars, tires. Thompson seat post. Hayes El Camino brakes, Chris King headset, Race Face cranks, Shimano XT & XTR drive train.
Marzocchi MX Comp 85 Air
What do you think of a Marzocchi MX Comp Air 85mm Fork? I wasn't sure if that was the right fork, but the price is right and its brand new $150.00. Any other suggestions for forks?