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    Cross country racing bike biuld

    I'm looking to Get back into Bike riding and can't find a great XC hardtail at any of my local shops so i'm thinking about buying an amazing frame off of eBay and then buy everything else needed to build the bike.What is needed to build the bike and who makes solid components, I want to build or have someone build a bike for me,I want a beast of a climbing bike that's an all around amazing carbon bike.

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    As far as brands go, you'll have a lot of conflicting opinions. Sram vs Shimano, RockShox vs Fox, Easton vs RaceFace.

    And building up will be more expensive than buying a bike, depending on how much you want to spend. A lot of companies make parts in house, so it's a bit cheaper than building up, up to a certain price point.

    You'll need:
    Frame (With headset)
    Fork
    Handlebar
    Stem
    Seatpost
    Saddle
    Pedals
    Chain
    Crankset
    Shifters
    Cables
    Front Derailleur
    Rear Derailleur
    Brakes
    Cables or hoses
    Cassette
    Bottom Bracket
    Wheel Set
    Tires
    Tubes

    Might be forgetting something

    You'll need special tools (I don't feel like listing all of them)

    And you'll need knowledge of how all of it goes together

    So either

    A) Watch a lot of youtube
    B) Bring all the parts into a bike shop and have them assemble it
    C) Wait, you can't find a good hard tail of you local shops?? What's your definition of a good hardtail?

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    Cross country racing bike biuld

    Quote Originally Posted by anguscoburn22 View Post
    I'm looking to Get back into Bike riding and can't find a great XC hardtail at any of my local shops so i'm thinking about buying an amazing frame off of eBay and then buy everything else needed to build the bike.What is needed to build the bike and who makes solid components, I want to build or have someone build a bike for me,I want a beast of a climbing bike that's an all around amazing carbon bike.
    If you don't know what you need, tiptoe better off buying complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    If you don't know what you need, tiptoe better off buying complete.
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    Scott Scale 930 - Joe's Bike Shop | Bike Repair in Baltimore
    Trek Superfly Elite SL (Gary Fisher Collection) - Joe's Bike Shop | Bike Repair in Baltimore
    These are two good race bikes in stock at a LBS near you.
    Test ride them to see which you like.
    Look at the HongFu FM056 frame in the Chinese carbon frame thread for builds like the Scott.

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    Thank you,i went online a look up Nino Schurters bike setup he ride for Scott bikes would this be something that would work or maybe to expensive?

    Scott Scale 899 27.5''

    Fork DT Swiss XRC 100 Carbon
    rear derailleur SRAM XX1
    front derailleur
    Brakes SRAM XX
    Shifter SRAM XX1
    Barends RITCHEY WCS
    Grips RITCHEY Ergo TF
    Crank set SRAM XX1
    Pedals RITCHEY WCS V4
    Chain SRAM XX1
    Cassette SRAM XX1 10-42
    Handlebar RITCHEY SuperLogic 10 Flat Bar
    Stem RITCHEY WCS 4axis
    Seatpost RITCHEY SuperLogic Stubby
    Saddle RITCHEY Stream WCS
    Cables SRAM XX
    Wheelset DT SWISS Tubular Carbon
    Tires Dugast Tubulars with Ritchey tread
    favorite tire Dugast Tubular Rhino 50mm
    Weight 899 = 7.8kg
    Price CHF 10'000.-
    Scott Scale 27.5''

    Scott Spark

    Fork DT Swiss XRC 100 Carbon
    rear derailleur SRAM XX
    front derailleur SRAM XX
    Brakes SRAM XX
    Shifter SRAM XX
    Headset RITCHEY WCS Carbon press fit
    Grips RITCHEY WCS
    Crank set SRAM XX 26/39
    Pedals RITCHEY WCS V4
    Chain SRAM XX
    Cassette SRAM XX 11-36
    Handlebar RITCHEY SuperLogic 10 Flat Bar
    Stem RITCHEY WCS 4axis
    Seatpost RITCHEY SuperLogic Stuby
    Saddle RITCHEY Stream WCS
    Cables SRAM
    Wheelset DT SWISS Tubular Carbon
    Tires DUGAST Tubular FastBird 50mm
    rear Shock SCOTT Nude TC
    Weight 8.8 Kilo
    Price CHF 12'000.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by anguscoburn22 View Post
    Thank you,i went online a look up Nino Schurters bike setup he ride for Scott bikes would this be something that would work or maybe to expensive?
    There's no such thing as too expensive. If you really want to drop the coin then all the more power to you. However, I do think it would be worth your while to find some opportunities to ride a few bikes to learn what you do or don't like about them, to help fine tune your choices to match your requirements and preferences. For an example, looking at these two Scott bikes, do you have any idea what a tubular wheel set and tires are, or why you may or may not want them?

    Going all in on a bike in that price range without that background to make the correct decisions doesn't seem so wise. Of course, you could get lucky. For that range you'll definitely get a very nice bike, but if it's the wrong nice bike for your needs it's still a waste.

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    Nino is 5'7". Right now you can order his 27.5" frame and do a matching build or a 710 limited complete. Call Joe's and have them call the rep.
    Sea Otter 2013: Scott Reveals Scale 700-series 650b Hardtails | Cyclingnews.com

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