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Offline Rockhopper

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Building a bike
« on: July 31, 2008, 02:05:15 PM »
Hello -- If you have a good, midrange mountain bike frame, rear shock and front fork, what's it going to cost to build the rest of the bike? Assume you don't want the very best components or the lowest end ones. Something in the middle. Any tips on how to save money along the way?  Thanks

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Re: Building a bike
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 02:18:19 PM »
Through a LBS or even some net sites, you can get what is called a "build kit."  These kits have all the components + or - wheels depending on the kit.  Although you usually can't pic and choose what is in the kit, the parts are of similar quality to one and other and are bought in bulk to lower price.  Some places will be reluctant to sell you a kit without a frame since the kits tipically come from the frame makers.  If you can find a LBS that is ordering a frame for stock or someone else, they may be able to get you a kit at a good price assuming you are willing to pay some labor for them to build it up.

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Re: Building a bike
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 03:10:03 PM »
I'd have to guess you could go over $900 real easy using mid-range stuff. Most of the money will be in the wheels and cranks depending on what you get. Brakes you can spend alot of money on also.
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Re: Building a bike
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 04:30:23 PM »
Check out ebay for individual components and greenfishsports.com for build kits.

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Re: Building a bike
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 08:56:14 PM »
Jenson USA also offers build kits depending on what you're wanting to do.
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Re: Building a bike
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 11:13:39 PM »
What frame/shock and fork combo are you working with and where did you aquire them?  Are you able to to build it on your own or do you need some help?

 

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