building a superstroke, need advice
I'm going to pick up one of the $800 superstroke frames at Jenson. I've almost got my parts list figured out, but could really use some help picking the best fork and wheelset. i weigh 190, ride fairly aggressively, but will use this bike for less than extreme riding. I'd like to keep the fork around $600 or less, and the wheelset under $300. want to build it light as I'll be pedalling up as much as down. thanks all.
You won't find a better deal than that link for wheels. $320 retail on sale for $169.
They look tough, they last long, they stay true and best part is they come with everything to adapt the front wheel to either a regular QR or a 20mm TA with just an allen wrench.
I'm 300lbs with gear and have abused mine, and they are totally true still.
They are also pretty light for what they are.
They have been on sale for a while so I would swoop fast if I were you, they can't last forever.
As for forks, I have been looking at the Marz 55 for my superstroke for a future upgrade, but might just stick with my Nixon....it's bombproof and completely rebuildable in under an hour.
My Superstroke is under 34lbs complete and pedals uphill very well. It completely kills the DH stuff too.
Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.
how do those wheels climb? its a hell of a deal, but at ~660grams for the hoops, they're kind of boatanchors.
they are pretty hefty, but the same as azonic outlaws and alex-somethingorother. If you're looking lighter, you may have a hard time finding something with a 20mm front to stay in budget. A Pike 454 dual air just went off ebay for $420 shipped, I'd recommend that for the fork. Just keep an eye peeled. probably best place to pick up wheelset too.
Found these at Jenson though:
Str8track wheelset, $240
Charger AM for $300
Pike 454 Coil $590
Was looking for a new frame, and thought about Giant Reing X... but since I really don`t jump that high, and after seeing the Jenson sales... well, BMC looks to be a very good deal.
How it handles DH? Does it soak every bump? Pedals efficiently? Can you give a comparasion with other bikes?
Thanks a lot!
What`s the BB weight for a 150 mm fork? Lower than 350 mm?