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    Planning the build for my Explosif - comments?

    I'm planning out a budget friendly build for my Explosif - let me know what you think.

    Frame: Kona Explosif - $350 from my local dealer
    Fork: 04 Black Super - $260 from online
    Headset: Cane Creek S2 - $30 from online
    Stem: Easton EA70 - $30 from online
    Bars: Easton EA70 - $16 from online
    Grips: ODI Ruffian - $17 from online
    Shifters: Deore - off my old bike
    F. Der: whatever I can find used for $25
    R. Der: LX - off my old bike
    Crankset: TruVativ FireX - off my old bike
    BB: Truvativ square taper - $15 from online
    Brakes: Avid Mechanicals - $75 used
    Hubs: Onyx Disc - off my old bike
    Rims: DT Swiss 4.1D - off my old bike
    Tires: Conti Verticals - off my old bike
    Post: Thompson Elite - $60 online
    Saddle: WTB - off my old bike
    Cables/Housings: $35 from local dealer

    Fully built for under $1000 - should be in the neighboorhood of 25-26lbs. Any comments?

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    V-brakes. Cheaper and less weight. Stopping power is good enough if you`re not screaming downhill 90% of the time.

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    You could save some more $$$ by going single. I know I like mine that way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by top_ring
    V-brakes. Cheaper and less weight. Stopping power is good enough if you`re not screaming downhill 90% of the time.
    Not an option. It is way to wet and I ride way to hard for vbrakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch
    You could save some more $$$ by going single. I know I like mine that way...
    I'm considering it. We'll have to wait and see. From what I can see, the price difference is only about $50.

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    I guess you have not used discs much.
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    I do use v-brakes on one of my bikes.... it's my townie.
    My mountain bikes all run discs. V-brakes up here may work okay in the summer, but i don't use them then, either.

    Cheers,
    Joe.

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