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    Lets talk about the Monkey

    Trying to get a ball park built up figure for the KM. The bike shop said they can get the frame for around 500. I really want to keep this under 1k. So the big question is if I want a rigid, single speed, no disc, budget bike what am I looking at price wise? I plan on having the shop build it up. They said they could do it for under 1200 (i hope so) just want to hear about what everyone else has paid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saul goode
    Trying to get a ball park built up figure for the KM. The bike shop said they can get the frame for around 500. I really want to keep this under 1k. So the big question is if I want a rigid, single speed, no disc, budget bike what am I looking at price wise? I plan on having the shop build it up. They said they could do it for under 1200 (i hope so) just want to hear about what everyone else has paid?

    Thanks,
    saul goode
    You should be able to get the KM frame/fork for around $400 if you call around to different shops. $500 is definitely too high. I think you could get a decent build for under $1000 if you went with some prebuilt Quality Wheelhouse SS Surly/Delgado wheels, v-brakes, and decent midrange components. Good luck!

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    450 is about right for the frame if you have to get it shipped...
    where are you? Most LBSs can order them for you but some prefer to sell what is inhouse.

    Mine ended up about 1200 built.

    rigid single build
    surly hubs on salsa delgado rims
    truvative Stylo SS crank w/ gigapipe BB
    Easton EA-50 bar
    thompson stem/post
    deore v-brakes
    king headset

    forks are getting easier to come by. Mine was the first gen KM and there were no deals. I'd recommend ridding it rigid for some, and front fork for some other trails.

    the surly fork is not forgiving at all. A weekend in Moab would beat up your hands, arms, shoulders and upper back. (for some reason i keep doing it)

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