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    What would you do?

    If you had just about everything from a Salsa Beargrease minus the frame and crankset+bb, would you buy a frame and use the parts or just buy a new complete bike? I'm trying to accomplish two things simultaneously.. spend as little as possible (let's say under $1000) and still get a name brand bike. I realize there are tons of choices in the $500-600 range but I really like the idea of building up a frame to my specs. I'm looking at the Ritchey Commando currently but what other options are there? Here's the specs from the Beargrease so you know what I'm working with.
    2016 BEARGREASE X5 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles
    Namely 135mm front/170mm rear since the wheels I have are good and already set up tubeless.

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    I believe 2015 or 2016 frames are on closeout via qbp for about $600

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    Go the frame build up. You'll have a lot nicer bike for the money since you allready have the parts. I've done this and it worked out great . Just make sure the frame will be compatible with existing parts or it will still nickel and dime you . Headtube, seattube, bottom bracket diameters need to match what you'll be using. Also the rear axle diameter and width of frame must fit your rear wheel.

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    I'd buy the Beargrease frame on closeout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branner View Post
    I'd buy the Beargrease frame on closeout.
    Where is that??

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    Universal cycles has them. I'm guessing they are available to any shop with a qbp about, which is basically all shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotooutdoors View Post
    Universal cycles has them. I'm guessing they are available to any shop with a qbp about, which is basically all shops.
    Tree Fort has it cheaper. I just sent a message to my lbs to see what they can do. Thanks for the heads up.

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