I've never owned a 29er before so thought I would have a crack at one for a giggle. Picked up a new (2013) Mamasita frame from Billys in the Uk for just GBP250 and off I went.
The objective was to build something light but strong and capable of hauling my 90kgs bulk XC. I didn't want suspension as I have a nice shiny new Yeti SB-66 for that sort of thing).
Here is the spec.
2013 Salsa Mamasita 29er frame (size large)
Salsa seat collar
Gusset mix'n'match inset headset
Exotic carbon 29er rigid forks
Maxm 27.2mm carbon inline seatpost
Bontrager Evoke full-carbon saddle (148g!!!!)
Syntace Megaforce 2 80mm stem (seriously stiff)
USE Atom carbon straight bars
Uberbike lock-on grips
Praxis Works PF30 conversion BB
Blackspire Mono Veloce Narrow Wide 32t chainring
Crank Bros Eggbeater pedals
M780 shadow plus rear mech
M780 11-36 cassette
Shimano chain with Sram Powerlink
SLX ispec B rear shifter
Formula RX disc brakes
Hope matchmaker mount (this works with a Formula lever!)
Ashima lightweight 180/160 rotors
Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs
BOR XMD333 rims
Pillar triple-butted spokes
Lightweight rear QR
9mm Through QR for front
Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25 Pacestar Snakeskin front tyre (tubeless)
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 Pacestar Snakeskin rear tyre (tubeless)
Hope you like.
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