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    Can Diggle Parts Feedback

    My Can Diggle frame should arrive in the next 2 weeks, time to put together a parts list.

    This is the first complete build of a new bike and probably my last bike purchase so i want to make it a good one. Usually i buy complete bikes from a shop and leave it stock (until something breaks) but want a bit more with this bike.

    I was originally after an AM bike (Ibis Mojo, The One, etc) but the Diggle will suit so much better, It will be used for FR/ Med DH and i want the bike and parts to last. Extreme weight saving is not to much of an issue as i am pretty light. Weight 145 pounds, 158 with hydration give or take. Height 5'7".

    Through some experience and a lot of research this is what i have come up with so far:

    Forks Rockshox Totem 2 step air 1.5 steerer
    Shock - Fox 5 DHX
    Headset Chris King 1.5 no thread set
    Stem - Race Face Diablous
    Bars Easton Monkey-lite DH
    Brakes Code Rotors 203front/185rear
    Cranks Profile racing 3 piece or Middleburn R7 Both 175 mm with 22t/32t/Bash
    BB Hope Titanium if Middleburn Crank 73mm BB
    Chainguide E thirteen DRS
    Fr & Rear derailleurs XT (shadow rear)
    Shifters XTR
    Chain XTR
    Cassette XTR M970
    Wheelset Industry Nine Enduro - Black Rims and Hub Red spokes 20mm axle front/ 135x12mm axle rear
    Seat Post Easton Havoc
    Saddle Selle Italia Max Flite
    Pedals Specialized Lo Pro Mag 2
    Grips Odi Rouge Lock on

    Feedback and recommendations would be great, it will ensure i build a bike that will last quite some time and be awesome to ride (may even turn some heads).

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    Nice Build!

    Build looks really nice!
    Wondering if you need the Codes? There are lighter weight options that have plenty of power: Ones, Elixers, Saints (I'm running Elixers 8 and 8 and have more than enough power)
    Have you thought about 170mm cranks? I'm thinking about them with all the travel, pedal strikes are easy.
    Also maybe the I9 DH with mavic 721's instead of DT (bigger spokes and stronger rims for a little weight) I can't seem to get much durability out of the DT rims (5.1's or 6.1's)
    Easton Havoc? - no Joplin, GD, Raze?
    Of course all this is just personal preference. I think your bike is going to be soooo nice!
    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by axolotl
    Build looks really nice!
    Wondering if you need the Codes? There are lighter weight options that have plenty of power: Ones, Elixers, Saints (I'm running Elixers 8 and 8 and have more than enough power)
    Have you thought about 170mm cranks? I'm thinking about them with all the travel, pedal strikes are easy.
    Also maybe the I9 DH with mavic 721's instead of DT (bigger spokes and stronger rims for a little weight) I can't seem to get much durability out of the DT rims (5.1's or 6.1's)
    Easton Havoc? - no Joplin, GD, Raze?
    Of course all this is just personal preference. I think your bike is going to be soooo nice!
    Congratulations!
    Thanks for that, it will probably come down to price on the brakes, already running elixers on my Giant and they are good but would like some Codes for the bit extra stopping power.

    Have never used 170mm cranks so cant comment on this one, are the pedal strikes that frequent? I will have to look at the Geo to see the heights on the Diggle compared to The One.

    I will look at the wheels, i have the Wheelcraft manufactures local, just pick the rims, hubs and spokes and they will do the rest. I am after duable so the DTs might not cut it.

    I would love a Joplin, have read a couple of bad reviews, have you had any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madaus

    Have never used 170mm cranks so cant comment on this one, are the pedal strikes that frequent? I will have to look at the Geo to see the heights on the Diggle compared to The One.

    I will look at the wheels, i have the Wheelcraft manufactures local, just pick the rims, hubs and spokes and they will do the rest. I am after duable so the DTs might not cut it.

    I would love a Joplin, have read a couple of bad reviews, have you had any problems?
    I'm noticing pedal strikes to be a good bit more frequent going from a 160 to 200 travel. I haven't used 170 cranks either. but I'm thinking about it now.

    When you specify DH for the I9's they give you thicker spokes.

    I use a Gravity Dropper and have had no problems. I've heard of people having problems with the GD and the Joplin. Some of my friends have broke 3 or 4 (both kinds). They just warranty them or buy another. None of us would ride without them. They are way better than sliced bread.

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