I ordered a 24" Salsa Fargo from my local bike store and it arrived this week. We are starting to build up the component list and the projected price is exceeding my budget.
Are there general rules of thumb or normal ratios how or where to spend the money and where cost can be cut?
Do you normally spend a similar amount on the drivetrain as the hubs and wheels?
If you spend $800 to $1,000 on the drivetrain, derailers, shifters, etc. Should you also spend a similar amount for the hubs, rims, tires, etc?
A complete Fargo SLX comes in around $1,500 from what I can tell from the internet and the XT is a couple hundred more. If I spent $475 for the frame and I am trying to keep the total build under $2k what general percentages should be spent on each major component group?