Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Bikes: Commuter, MB and road bike
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Well I opted to go with a Salsa Vaya frame and build it up instead of going with the Redline. I started obsessing over gearing and trying to get it the way I want it. After a long battle to get my hands on a frame I am just about ready to order parts to build it up with. Definitely doing BB7's, I want plush so I'm going carbon seatpost and bars. Found a nice Axiom rack with 150 lb weight limit (awesome!). Using Salsa's 29er rims with XT hubs to build up my wheels. I can't wait cuz right now I'm having to use my extra road bike for commuting, I hate beating it up like this. When I get things built up I will definitely post pics.
I really like the Conquest but after getting on the Salsa at the LBS I fell in love. It was perfect! It had room for an extra water bottle, loved the feel of it (super comfy). Has room for front and rear pannier racks. I eventually would like to do some cross country touring and this will be perfect.