Hey guys, I need some advice on finalizing my new hardtail build. At my 90kg weight, no racing, basic XC, this will not be a full weight weenie bike anyway. Iím looking more for quality/durability. But I like really nice components!!!....
My real dilemma items are the crankset/bb and the brakes.
I like the tune Fastfoot/Sixpack combo, and the FRM DP4ís, but theyíre a lot more money than the new XTR M960 crankset/integrated bb and Avid brakes. I also looked a lot at Middleburn RS-8/Phil Wood, but in the end itís almost the same cost as the tune setup, and a bit heavier.
I canít decide whether to go with the tune/FRM, or save the money and spend it on better wheels (Dave Thomas SpeedDream) for this bike or some lighter wheels/parts for my road bike (which is really my first love).
Any advice appreciated.
x - Parts I already have:
x - FRAME: Kish Custom Fabrication Ti hardtail
x - FORK: Marzocchi Marathon SL 105
x - HEADSET: Chris King
x - WHEELS: FRM FL-M PRO hubs / Velocity Aeroheat AT / DT Comp
x - TIRES: Kenda Karma
x - TUBES: Stanís
x - SKEWERS: FRM 1 Pro
x - CASSETTE: XT
CRANKSET: tune Fastfoot or XTR integrated
BOTTOM BRACKET: tune Sixpack ti or XTR integrated
CHAIN: SRAM PC-89R or KMC
x - FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR FD-M960; top pull, bottom swing
x - REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR RD-M952-SGS; long cage
x - SHIFTER PODS: Shimano XTR SL-M952
CABLES: Jagwire Ripcord
BRAKES: FRM DP4 Pro ti V-Brake or Avid SL/Ultimate
BRAKE LEVERS: FRM DP4 Pro SL or Avid SD Ti
BRAKE PADS: ???
x - STEM: Moots ti
x - BARS: Moots ti
GRIPS: Odi Ruffian
x - SEATPOST: Moots ti
x- SEATPOST CLAMP:Pazzaz SC-52
x - SADDLE: Selle San Marco Era
x - PEDALS: Bebop SL Deluxe
x - BOTTLE CAGES: Arundel
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