Jenson USA Chromag wideangle build Worth it?-
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    Jenson USA Chromag wideangle build Worth it?

    I am really considering the Chromag wideangle build on jenson usa. I really want a chromag frame and its the only complete ive seen around. Im just not sure how well some of the parts will preform. My budget is around 2k and it seems like a very good option for an aggressive hardtail. is it worth the $1900?
    Frame Chromag Custom chromoly tube set, 44mm headtube, modular/replaceable dropout system for 10x135mm or 12x142mm, removable ISCG mounts.
    Fork Rockshox Revelation RLT 27.5, 150mm
    Rear Shock -
    Headset Cane Creek 40
    Shifters SRAM 10 speed
    Front Derailleur -
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, Long Cage, 10 spd
    Crankset Race Face Ride 1X w/ 32t Narrow Wide ring
    Length: 175mm
    Bottom Bracket Race Face
    Pedals -
    Chain SRAM PC-1051
    Cassette SRAM PG-1030, 11-36
    Brakes Avid Elixer DB3
    Wheelset Race Face Aeffect 27.5
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Dual Compund, Performance, 2.35
    Handlebar Chromag Fubar Cutlass 20mm rise
    Width: 750 mm
    Stem Chromag Ranger V2
    Length: 60mm
    Grips Chromag Squarewave w/ black clamps
    Seatpost Chromag Dolomite, 31.6
    Seatclamp Bolt-on
    Saddle Chromag Lynx DT Chromo

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    The geo is kinda dated, it's a bummer they're running 1x with a 2x cassette/RD, and i'd much prefer shimano/fsa cranks over RF, but it's a solid build over all. Those elixirs have had the reservoirs enlarged and should work fine, and the fork is pretty solid. I'd upgrade to a 2x and enjoy my new long travel XC bike.
    "Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple."
    Mikhail Kalashnikov

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    thats a lot of bike for the money. the geometry will be fine. looks like a fun big hit hardtail.

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