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    bike build up

    i have pretty much decided that i want a hardtail because i like to jump, but are hardtails good for drop-offs too? and what are some good hardtails (frames or complete)? and, if someone wouldn't mind, could you make a list of all the things i'd need to build up a multi-speed hardtail if i were to get a frame? thanx

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    My friends and I do it all on hardtails... jumps, drops, urban, freeride, etc. I really don't feel that 'beat up' at the end of a long ride.

    Frames:
    On-One Gimp
    Surly Instigator
    DMR Trailstar
    Azonic Steelhead < my pick for a frame

    Complete:
    Specialized P.series
    Giant STP series
    Kona Scrap/Shred/Roast/Cowan series
    Gary Fisher Mullet/GED/PHD
    Cannondale Chase series < my pick for a complete bike

    Money wise, you always come out ahead buying a complete bike (even at employee prices), and it seems to be especially true in this "aggro" category of bikes. My coworker priced out a basic Azonic Steelhead build using cheap and used parts, and it cost more than his price on a Cannondale Chase 2, but building can also be a really cool experience.
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    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    well, i was thinking a build up 1. because i can buy the parts as i get the money and 2. because that way i can build it to my specs instead of what the company puts on it

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    what is a good online store for mountain bike parts?

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    how are the banshee scratch and morphine? i really like the look/price of them

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