I just had the pleasure of getting to ride some black diamond mtb trails in Charlotte, NC. The bike that I road was a 16" Giant Revel disk single speed. It weighed next to nothing and it was extremely maneuverable and quick. I'm against buying a factory bike just because of who I am. I want to have my own build and make something special.
The bike that I rode was absolutely awesome. I could bunny-hop a few feet with it. The disk brakes stopped on a dime(would throw you over the bars with a light pull on the front brake). It was very light and durable. It checked all the boxes.
So, basically I want to build a custom bike with all of the qualities I listed above for under $600. A few more specifications are:
Anyway, I would prefer to have a nice headset (integrated?) and I guess that kinda wraps up my specifications.
What would you guys recommend? I know I need to look into gearing ratios, I might even call the park and ask what gear setup my rental bike had.
Suggestions and comments are greatly encouraged and appreciated. I simply lack knowledge in the field of parts and compatibility. Please let me know what specific part combinations you would recommend for my build.