Switch build from all-mountain to Free Ride- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    138

    Switch build from all-mountain to Free Ride

    I currently have a nomad set up more for all mountain and would like input on a build for more of a free ride set-up. I have a 36 float on front with a dhx 5.0 coil on the rear. The wheels are dt 340's laced to mavic 321. I am running race face atlas low rise am bars on an evolve dh stem. I have tuvativ stylo cranks with an e-thirteen bash guard. What build up would you choose for free ride.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    306
    That sounds pretty legit as it is. Is anything holding you back?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    8
    sounds like a good freeride bike to me...

  4. #4
    StraightOuttaCompton
    Reputation: Djponee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    3,145
    yea, go for it.
    HARDTAIL PRIDE- 09 Kona Five-0

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    727
    Depending upon your weight (and ambitions with freeride) I'd consider a stiffer crank. The stylo is not intended for abusive riding.

    Other than that, your build should me a solid and light freeride bike. Be sure you've got a great pair of brakes as well.

  6. #6
    rider
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    217
    maybe a totem
    and some hone cranks,

    then you would be big pimping

  7. #7
    I CAN ALWAYS GO BIGGER
    Reputation: RYAN E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    742
    Maybe a chain-guide if you aren't running one already. Different tires.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rustyskills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    757
    sounds good and screw upgrading now just replace stuff as it needs to be replaced, that way you dont replace anything you dont NEED too, but if you just down right want to then thats a diff story

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    138
    Thanks for all the input. I am running juicy sevens for brakes and they seem to be working out. I don't have a chainguide, what would everyone suggest. Is the chain guide really necessary? The only time I have a problem with the chain is if I do a drop and leave the chain in the granny gear, but it rarely happens. I was wondering about the 36 Float that I am currently using. The biggest drop that I have done with it is about 42" and it was fine but I wonder how it will work with bigger drops. Is anyone using this fork and doing some big drops?

  10. #10
    Freetard.
    Reputation: Nut!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    670
    I've seen people go huge on both the Nomad and the Float, you should be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Those cables on the Socom look flexy

  11. #11
    ...abuse these forks.
    Reputation: dirtydownhill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    270
    Scratch off the 'AM' on your bars and pencil in 'DH' and you should be good to go. 1. Ride
    2. Break Stuff 3. Replace with better stuff 4. Repeat (Maybe get a BB mount dual ring guide, I think the e13 DRS comes in BB mount)
    Dont pinkbike my mtbr

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.