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  1. #1
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    Help with dj build

    So I demo'd a dj over the weekend and decided they are amazingly fun and have decided to build one up. I have a few parts in mind but the majority of components I have no idea what make good dj parts. I will be a standard build, SS with only a rear brake.

    These are the parts I have in mind.

    Frame: Canfield dj

    Rims(don't know about hubs): Sun ringle inferno 29 or 31

    Fork: manitou circus expert

    Pedals: canfiled Crampons

    That's pretty much it. Goal weight would be around 25lbs.

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    Looks like you got good components, what help do you need? Rear brake I recommend Shimano Deore. Cheap and sick. I also recommend tensioning the wheels properly. If you can't do that take the wheels to a good bike shop, its a cheap service. Make sure when you go to the shop to say a few times "tensioning" and not just trueing and explain why.

    Tires are important, go to the local tracks you intend to ride, see what other riders are using. Ask them questions about which tires work best there. Important to ask questions and not just copy what they have.

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    I second the deore brakes

  4. #4
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    Thanks for the info. I have built a few wheels myself and can tension fairly well. My lbs also does a really good job at building wheels if I feel lazy. I suppose I was more wondering about crank width, gearing, and other technical bits like that.

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    3 piece cranks, bmx or mtb, I am currently running fly dolemen bmx cranks on a press fit(mid) BB cryptkeeper. I run 30-12 with a hope SS rear, demolition Bulimia front hub. running old as **** 36mm wide 36 hole transition rims. rigid fork, 2" rise bars on a 50mm stem. micro knobby front tire specialized rhythm rear tire.

  6. #6
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    I have almost this exact bike as detailed here:

    Canfield Project DJ - Uncharted territory

    It's been a great project and I look forward to riding it whenever I can. I didn't know crap when I started and now, I barely know much more but all in all, everything worked out super.

    I have 175mm XO DH cranks which are 168 Q factor. Running a 28T ring. I wouldn't go bigger than 30 tho as you'll be tight on ring to stay clearance.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

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    I'm looking at this frame as well. Any reason not to use a REBA XX since I have one laying around? It's 500mm atc but thats at 120mm travel. If I drop it down to 100mm I should be good to go, unless I'm missing something. Thoughts?

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    electron any update on this build, like to hear how it turned out, thanks

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