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    Trek MT220 24" Build/Upgrade

    So here's the current state of the $78 pawn shop MT220 i found last month:
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    Final Setup:
    F!RST Air Fork
    Recycle bin stem/bar (waiting on final fitment before making final steerer tube & handlebar cut)
    Recycle bin XTR v-brake front
    New wheelset
    Trailcraft crank/ 30t chainring
    1x10 (11-36) setup from my bike
    Ebay Carbon post, factory seat

    Everything should get in this week, so I'll post up when it's done with weight.

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    All finished up. Currently weighs 21.8lbs.

    Going to trim steerer, handle bars and seat tube tomorrow, and go tubeless. Hoping to be right at 21.5lbs.

    Son is currently riding it around the cul-de-sac. In the dark.

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    I am searching the world over as we speak for a 220 or Hotrock. Planning to do the same thing but with an XT 1-11 I found on the cheap. What wheel set did you use?

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    Novatec 771/772 hubs (decided to get disc hubs incase I come across some BB7's for cheap)/ Alienation Malice Wheels/ DT Comp Spokes

    Was the first set of wheels I've ever built, was a ton of fun learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6_Myles View Post
    Novatec 771/772 hubs (decided to get disc hubs incase I come across some BB7's for cheap)/ Alienation Malice Wheels/ DT Comp Spokes

    Was the first set of wheels I've ever built, was a ton of fun learning.
    Great build! That's the exact same weight as my son's 24" Trek with the rigid fork. So your wheelset must be very light.

    Could you weigh the wheels/tires? And provide where you sourced the wheel parts?

    How old is your son?


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    I'll try to weight them tonight when i do the tubeless

    I got the hubs from Ebay, hoops from Dan's Comp, and spokes/nipples from Pro Wheel Builder.

    My son is 9 and some change. After some fitting over the weekend, he looks excellent riding it. Should be a good enough bike for him till the 26/27.5 jump...so a few years from now...then then next kid in line will be ready for it.

    Pre-Shake down ride:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6_Myles View Post
    I'll try to weight them tonight when i do the tubeless

    I got the hubs from Ebay, hoops from Dan's Comp, and spokes/nipples from Pro Wheel Builder.

    My son is 9 and some change. After some fitting over the weekend, he looks excellent riding it. Should be a good enough bike for him till the 26/27.5 jump...so a few years from now...then then next kid in line will be ready for it.

    Pre-Shake down ride:
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    Both bikes look great! Enjoy riding with your son!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FowlerWheels View Post
    Great build! That's the exact same weight as my son's 24" Trek with the rigid fork. So your wheelset must be very light.

    Could you weigh the wheels/tires? And provide where you sourced the wheel parts?

    How old is your son?


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    Stans Crest 32H - Novatec 771/772 - 64x CXRAY (brass nipples rear, alloy front)

    This comes to 1306g the pair without rim tape, valves or cassette. (Weighed) ... As a note this is considerably lighter than my 27.5 carbon on DT Swiss (Giant P-XCR-C wheels) - overall the bike is between a medium XTC advanced with a carbon seatpost and with a heavy MARS dropper post (to give some context)

    The bike above is a Cannondale 24 ... (with XT and disks) but I honestly don't think without going exotic the brand makes appreciable differences. It's a lot smaller than an adult frame so it's diminishing returns unless you get a Titanium or Carbon Frame...


    The F1rst air is 1690g (Manufacturer)
    The F1rst might not be a lot heavier than the rigid...

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