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Old 09-13-05, 10:52 PM   #1
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Componenets (newb question)

I need a guide to what are the best components. I have no idea what is good and what is bad.
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Old 09-13-05, 11:33 PM   #2
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are manitou good suspension?
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Old 09-13-05, 11:52 PM   #3
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Is it cheaper to build a bike from scratch
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are manitou good suspension?
There's a reason I refer to them as Manipoo
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Is it cheaper to build a bike from scratch
Nope. Even if you work at getting the best deals you MIGHT break even with a prebuilt
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[QUOTE=Raiyn]There's a reason I refer to them as Manipoo

Ok what is good then?
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There's a reason I refer to them as Manipoo

Ok what is good then?
Marzocchi, Fox, Rock Shox.
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If you're new to biking, and, as you say you are, unfamilar with what are good or bad components, then I would say do not even think about building a bike from scratch. There are so many things to think about, and like Raiyn says even if you shop for deals you won't match the price of a pre built.

Check out advice given on this site for good starter bikes and then upgrade as you go along. Specialized seem to have a good rep among members, and it seems to me like a heck of a lot of people out there are riding hardrocks. Not my cup of tea, but they must be popular for a reason.
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If you're new to biking, and, as you say you are, unfamilar with what are good or bad components, then I would say do not even think about building a bike from scratch. There are so many things to think about, and like Raiyn says even if you shop for deals you won't match the price of a pre built.
Agreed. He should also start reading magazines on the subject
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Marzocchi, Fox, Rock Shox.
Keep in mind though that each of the companies listed in the quote have various grades. I would say that no Fox shock you will get would be low end, but you can definitely buy a low end Rock Shox suspension. So, after you narrow down what bike you want and are comparing components, you will have to research more than just the name.
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