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    ADVISE: building a new fat bike; Crank; FD; Wheels

    I do not know much about bike fat
    I want to buy a frame that has the following specification:
    BB: BSA; 120mm
    Rear spacing: 12mm X 197mm

    What are your suggestions and tips for: (make, models ..)

    - Crank (2x10) and BB
    - Front derailleur
    - Rear wheels: 190 or 197mm hubs ...

    Thanks

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    Raceface for crank/bb, any direct mount FD you want, and Hope hubs with Clownshoes if you want full fattness. Sun Mulefuts are my current favorite rim, but they are 80mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich24 View Post
    I do not know much about bike fat
    I want to buy a frame that has the following specification:
    BB: BSA; 120mm
    Can you even get a BSA 120 bb? Is that on one of those Chinese frames?

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    Cranks go Race Face as said - as bling and as expensive as you want. Direct mount FD - Direct mount XT or X9 would be my preference of performance for the dollar (or SLX/X7 if a budget build).
    Rear hubs - is the frame a thru axle? That will be the biggest deciding factor on what hub to get. I would go Hope but on my build I went with Origin8 hubs to stay on budget (building two bikes right now- one for me, one for my son). Next year going to go with some better rims and wheels and have a spare set. :-)

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