^^ You shoulda bought my Yeti DJ.
If I had known....
Not looking at frames or forks at the moment, the transition is dialed now and any changes done to it in that regards will probably throw it off. Only thing I plan on changing are the wheels and rear tire. Want back on a cassette hub. I will not consider the rhyno lite/deore/deore xt combo or any wonder of a deal wheelset that can be found on pricepoint/jensonusa.
Wheels I have mentioned in that post, tire will be another 26x2.15 maxxis dth, since I'm liking the holy roller/dth combo.
Something just occured to me. If you have skills to build a bike why would you bother with friction shifters based on the assimption you don't neeto service them so often? If my indexed gears aren't indexing I pull over, pull out rhe tool kit and fix it. Its either the limits or the tension - neither are hard to optimize.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...in-Bike-Build! (warning: the majority of this build is actually just the knowledgable guys/gals here teaching me about credit cards, & then eventually how to assemble/tune a bicycle)
And on another note, to the OP, why are you so desperate to show everyone that you understand how to assemble a bike? This makes what, two..three threads/dialogs now specifically about you giving people either actual or hypothetical advice on how to build a bike? It's an interesting topic for sure, but time & time again you prove to only know basic knowledge about bicycles & very little pertaining to mountain biking itself. It's a free country, but might I suggest either taking the time to listen & learn, or taking your knowledge where it's more useful?
just a n00b with an ego
i just overhauled my ride this winter (even replaced a few things i thought i wouldnt and even replaced things i replaced lol)
175mm Raceface Ride 22-32-Bash
9spd Deore RD
9spd Alivio FD
Kenda Kinetic 2.35 front Kenda 2.1 rear
and even ordered new goodies today
Raceface Evolve 660mm x 31.8mm riser bar
Raceface Evolve 70mm 6deg XC stem
i know im def excited....
That's what I'm talking about. I wanted to see what personal preferences people have to share with others.
Feeling Good by David Burns
all i gotta say if you don't like the premise of the op's thread, don't comment in it. If it's off topic for the forum which it's placed, ask for it to be moved. This is the mtb forum, he posted a hypothetical build and asked other to do so, whats the problem with that? if you have personal beef based off of other interactions whith him, why not just ignore it?
I'll see your negative comment on my negative comment, & raise you a referral to my last post.
just a n00b with an ego
before i started really looking at quality and cost it was like, "aww yeah this is gonna be this bees knees!". in the mean time id had a bike with grip shift and tourney derailleurs.
even when i bought my norco, i could have done abit more research and probably get a better bike for what i paid.
now that ive taken the time to really read info on items and how YOURSELF want your bike,its easier to realistically peice together the beast you wanna ride.
because of lack of info its cost me an additional 200-250$(cdn) to really get to the bike i want to ride and even then my parts are not all very high end, but imo better than stock (in my personal situation).
It is quite obvious you know very little about mountain bikes, although you seem to have some general bicycle knowledge. You would really serve yourself - - and everyone else - - better if you spent more time reading and absorbing the information on this forum rather than attempting to dispense any.
Really? My first MTB was a base model Hardrock with an Acera/Alivio drivetrain. It took a beating for a few years and 10+ years later is rolling strong as my around town kid transporter with the original group. It ain't light, and the shifting occurs at a methodical speed, but man, at least in that generation, that stuff was tough. Although, now that I think of it, my wife had an identical bike, and no matter who tuned hers it just wouldn't shift.
Either Specialized used to stick hybrid components on base model Hardrocks in the assumption that it would be sufficient for most people (being it the entry level MTB), or the intended use of those components has changed over the years. I don't think anyone is implying that you can't ride the trails unless you're on a mountain bike. But if you're going to do a hypothetical mountain bike build, I think it is implied that only mountain bike parts would be used.
just a n00b with an ego
I've gone offroad a lot with a hybrid myself. Point being that the derailleurs aren't designed to handle the shock of even small jumps and shifting performance is affected by rough terrain. So no-one's saying you CAN'T do it - Shimano clearly states that's not what it was designed for, and that it won't stand up as well as other components specifically designed for offroad use.
Last edited by Burton; 03-01-13 at 03:55 PM.
to be fair, alivio isnt TERRIBLE....that being said the only alivio components on my bike currently are the FD and my shifter pods....and you cant really mess those up (but im not really reading great things about the functionality of the alivio mega 9 FD so i may end up eating my words on that one)
EDIT: I just looked up the '01. Looks like the drivetrain was a step down, and the fork had a little less travel (no surprise for its age), but that year they still offered the Marlin below the Tass, which looks capable enough to me. Really, you have to go waaaay down to the Advance, which was $360 as opposed to the Tass's $570, before you hit hi-ten in the frame and something I probably wouldn't want to ride trails on.
Last edited by Zephyr11; 03-01-13 at 08:30 PM.
Agreed there...the Hardrock was a more than competent bike. For a while though, the "XC" version was the Hardrock XC, since the Hardrock itself was overbuilt (could still be used for XC though, obviously). Those overbuilt Hardrocks were pretty frickin' cool though...