Thanks for the replys, im on a bit of a budget so the question was more to set me on a guide line of what parts i need for the build,
i think i will be going with the sram x7 front and rear derailers and trigger shifters, i have been looking at cranks aand bottom brackets and seen the octalink bracket and crankset, whats the best combo for the money?
as i said previously this is my first build, i have got myself or can get the tools needed like crank pullers etc.. for the build, but i will be needing lots of help.
for now im still gathering parts, some second hand and some new, i live in holland so the biking scene is huge here and sometimes i can find good parts for cheap. I have been past the local bike store and most of the stores here in amsterdam only sell/repair the old dutch style bikes, the MT/racer bike stores all seem real expensive and dont offer much help..seems as if your not riding one of 'there' bikes they dont pay much interest.. so i will ve using this forum and youtube to get me through the build.
the GT frame arrived today and its looks great, i am very happy with it, but i noticed that there are different versions of the GT avalanche, can anyone tell me what year/model this is?
tomorrow i will be getting handlebars from starbar and a KORE stem, i am going to be using the LX shimano V brakes in the black and gold colour, are these any good?
will post pics as stuff arrives.
thanks for all the help