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    Custom 24" build

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    So my little dude needed a new ride. He is 7, but I hated wasting coin on a bike we will trash, and then I have to maintain. I looked at Junior options from Kona (the most complete 24" bikes I found), Specialized, and Trek; I knew I wasn't going to get what I wanted.

    Cash components:
    Fireeye 4130 13" Spitfire frame - $97 on clearance
    26" RS Recon fork - $99 on clearance
    Halo Combat 24" wheelset (heavy, but cheap, reliable, and disc compatible) - $50 for the set, yep, on clearance
    Race Face Chester 165 crankset - $101 retail, so done was bound to get me
    Maxxis 24" Holy Rollers 2.4", rim strips, and tubes - $40 all that old 24" downhill stuff is cheap these days

    Hand me downs and bartered components:
    Avid BB7 140 rear, 160 front
    Avid FR5 levers
    SRAM X.0 9 speed rear shifter
    SRAM X.0 9 speed rear derailleur
    Race Face handlebars
    Azonic Stem
    Sinz mini platform pedals

    Not too bad, I got a bike I know will last, and I am in it under $400, which is only slightly more than what I was expecting and way cheaper than the Kona I was leaning towards, plus better components to boot.

    Don't me wrong, this thing is no cream puff, but it handles well and should build some confidence in his line picking and control.

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    That looks awesome. I bet he was so happy to get it.

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    Never heard of that brand. Looks like a great bike though!

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    very nice - is the frame actually made for 26 inch wheels?

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    Googled and found their website. Appears to be a dirt jumper style frame that can use 24" or 26" wheels.

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    Sorry, I was over in Daytona Beach for a bit.

    The frame was designed for 26" rim brakes, but most important for me was the stand over of the 13" frame.

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    The setup looks awesome, Nice work.

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