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Old 09-21-05, 05:29 PM   #1
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HELP!!! what do i need to build a bike?

could somebody tell me all the things i'd need to build a multi-speed hardtail dirt jumper?
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Old 09-21-05, 06:49 PM   #2
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^bump^
also, what of each component would you recomend?
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Old 09-21-05, 06:52 PM   #3
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What is your price range? What brands do you prefer? Do you have your own tools to build the bike? Are you willing to spend more to build one than it would cost to just buy one?

Honestly, if you don't even know what parts are needed to build a bike you would probably be much better off buying a complete bike. It's usually much cheaper to go that route. People that build their bikes up generally have quite a bit of knowledge about bikes and have a specific reason for choosing each component of the build.
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Old 09-21-05, 07:02 PM   #4
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Youll need:
-A strong frame, usually aluminum. For a fairly light DJ frame, try finding a new Kona frame from wheelworld.com, they sometimes have some.
-A fork with 130mm of travel max, I suggest Marzocchi DJ seris, they have never failed me.
-Brakes, for mechanical try Avid BB7, for hydro try Hayes Nine
-Wheels, for strictly DJ II would try to find a set of Ryhno Lites XL, 36h if you please, XT hubs do me fine, and you will need 20mm front hub for some forks.
-Cranks, Truvativ Hussefelt, are cheap and strong
-Pedals, pretty much any platform pedal will do, make sure they are metal, and studded. Also, too few studs can be slippery, and too may can be worse.
-Tires, Ive used kenda K-Rads for DJ and they grabbed very well, especially hard pack, also the Maxxis Holy Rollers are very similar.

Thats pretty much the main parts, other than drivetrain, everything else like handlebars, stem, saddle, grips, etc. are pretty much users preference.
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