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A monstercross/gravel rig is born

Old 10-27-14, 09:18 PM
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A monstercross/gravel rig is born

Pieced this rig together with new/old/leftover parts. Just dropped her off at my mechanic, will post pics when she's all done. Goal was to have a bike capable of handling pavement and trails equally well. Plan to do road rides mixed with dirt/fire road/single track. Final weight will be around 22-23lbs. Total build cost was $600!

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'06 Felt F1X aluminium frame
'09 Felt F1X carbon fork
TRP CX8.4 brakes
Tiagra 4600 shifters/front mech
Deore M591 SGS rear mech
Deore 11-36t 10sp cassette
Deore HG54 chain
Shimano R600 50/34 cranks
Shimano M540 pedals
Clement X'plor USH 35c tires
DT Axis 1.0 wheelset
Stock cockpit/seatpost from my '12 Allez

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What size frame?
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Old 10-28-14, 12:47 PM
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It's a 53cm.
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Just finished the build!











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Nice job!
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That really is a nice ride.
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Sweet.

Way to keep the costs down and it turned out great!

You'll love those tires. Such a value.
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Sweet ride!

I will second the love for the Clement USH. I rode mine in some pretty deep mud recently and they performed way better than I thought they would.
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That does look sweet. I like the all black components.
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Nicely done! It is one of the nicer bikes that I have seen in awhile. Really appreciate the before and after shots. Happy riding.
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Very clean build. Now go get it dirty and post pictures of that!
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Pretty bike..What is cost ya?
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog
Pretty bike..What is cost ya?
Around $600 total. Think it turned out pretty awesome for such a budget build.
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Originally Posted by m3ta1head
Around $600 total. Think it turned out pretty awesome for such a budget build.
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Wow, great job man. Enjoy getting it dirty.

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Wow that's a sweet bike!! I have a ton of parts from an older bike that I want to get a new frame for. Now all I need to do is learn how to put them on lol.
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