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  1. #1
    29ers Forever
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    The Dream Bike Thread

    Here's my "budget" dream bike.
    For my next bike, I am planning on buying a frame from a LBS. (Rocky Mountain Instinct alloy).
    From there, I found all the parts I want online and put together a "budget dream build".

    Fork: RockShox Pike @ 140mm
    Brakes: Shimano Deore XT 180/160
    Handlebar: RaceFace Atlas .5" rise @ 785mm
    Grips: RaceFace Sniper dual locking
    Rear Derailleur and Shifters: Shimano Saint Shadow+
    Seatpost: RockShox Reverb
    Stem: RaceFace Respond @45mm
    Pedals: Shimano Saint
    Shock: Fox Float Kashima @ 130mm
    Saddle: WTB Volt Race
    Tyres: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 trailstar w/ Maxxis tubes
    Wheelsets: RaceFace Turbine
    Bar Ends: Tioga Powerstud carbon fibre
    Headset: FSA carbon spacers /Nukeproof headset and top cap
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Crankset: Raceface Ride w/ bash guard and 32t chainring
    Cassette: Shimano SLX 11-36

    Comments and Questions are welcome.
    Go on and post your own "budget dream bike".

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    for me, it's just the highest level tallboy carbon. i think.

  3. #3
    ready to ride
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    Lenz Lunchbox

    Although I probably don't really need quite that much suspension, but since we are dreaming and all, I might as well dream beyond my skill level.
    Sent via my heady vibes from the heart of Pisgahstan

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    No dreams

    Just dream of riding new trails....
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  5. #5
    Sneaker man
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    Got mine, needs a few setup changes, but overall its perfectly dream biek for me.

    2003 Yeti ARC
    2008 GT Zaskar Reissue
    1996 GT Xizang
    2012 Cervelo R3
    2015 Look 675 Light
    2015 Scott Spark 710

  6. #6
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    WOW! Cool, haven't seen a Xizang in awhile....friend of mine still has one, Team issue....I had two Zaskar LE back in the day...GREAT BIKES!

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    Already own it!

    I already own my dream bike.

  8. #8
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    My dream bike doesn't exist... yet. I think my dream build some day will start off with a long discussion of bike geometry with a frame builder. I'm tired of being between a small and a medium. I want my own custom frame.
    The cake is a lie.

  9. #9
    ali'i hua
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    Firefly 29er with the ability to be run ether geared or single. Tyler does some insane work.

    Firefly Bicycles | World-class bicycles, handmade in Boston, Mass.

    as for parts, probably sram 1x11, a Fox Talas, and all sorts of other titanium bits.

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