I'm going use my holidays over Christmas to convert my HT MTB to a SS!
I've been reading this forum religiously for about a month, and I've finally set up a plan...but I'd love to be able to get your feedback on what I need that I haven't noted, or what other gear choices make more sense...my goal is a fairly lightweight SS that will primarily be used on flattish singletrack (Ontario doesn't have much in the way of hills!)
I'm currently riding a 2003 Rocky Mountain Vertex which is stock, except for Avid Ultimate brakes and levers, and Chris King hubs laced to Mavic 717s...
First upgrade (can you call it an upgrade?): Spicer Ti fork (435mm, suspension corrected) swap for SID XC.
Rear wheel: I'd like to run the Phil Wood Eccentric Hub, laced to Mavic 717...this means I don't need a chain tensioner, right?
Crankset is a little tricky--I'd like to be able to swap SS to Gearie fairly simply, but I don't know what sort of SS crankset is compatible with the LX crank and BB, which I believe, are integrated...
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