Looking for recommendations to help get the most of my jet 9 project.
Alum jet 9 start to finish:
Craigslist find. v2.1 complete X9/XO build, Reba XX, Crest hoops, aero spokes, Hope Pro Evo 2 hubs, carbon xxx bars, Thompson post, Elixir R brakes.
Had some problems. Replaced a Crest rim, bearings, Hope cassette driver, tune-up, bleed, etc. Opted for new maxis rubber and precautionary repairs, such as, shock/fork seals, new tubeless valves stems, etc.
Really like the ride! Spent time with a fit pro. He already had my base measurements from a previous fit. Got tweaked out pretty cheap.
Replaced the Hope caps to allow 10mm and 9mm thru bolts. Installed DT Swiss RWS axles front and rear.
By this time I was even more impressed with the feel. Decided to go ahead and build it out the exact way that I really wanted it. Shelled for a XX1 group set with trigger shift and 168Q cranks. Yes, another Hope cassette driver for the XX1.
Had to get rid of those Elixirís. Went with Hope Evo M4 Race brakes front and rear.
Worked with my LBS on parts and labor except I did the RP23 shock seals myself.
Spent a grand total of about $3,600 bucks for a pretty decent ride.
Iím happy. The bike is a rocket. It weighs in at 25.7 with pedals. May not have been the best route for the money or weight but I made the best of what I started, I learned a ton, and had fun doing it. Itís a total blast to ride and because of that my fitness and abilities have improved considerably.
Appreciate any recommendations to help me get the most from this jet 9.
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