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Mountainclimber 09-13-05 10:52 PM

Componenets (newb question)
 
I need a guide to what are the best components. I have no idea what is good and what is bad.

Mountainclimber 09-13-05 11:33 PM

are manitou good suspension?

Mountainclimber 09-13-05 11:52 PM

Is it cheaper to build a bike from scratch

Raiyn 09-14-05 12:14 AM


Originally Posted by Mountainclimber
are manitou good suspension?

There's a reason I refer to them as Manipoo

Originally Posted by Mountainclimber
Is it cheaper to build a bike from scratch

Nope. Even if you work at getting the best deals you MIGHT break even with a prebuilt

Mountainclimber 09-14-05 01:39 AM

[QUOTE=Raiyn]There's a reason I refer to them as Manipoo

Ok what is good then?

Drunken Chicken 09-14-05 01:51 AM

[QUOTE=Mountainclimber]

Originally Posted by Raiyn
There's a reason I refer to them as Manipoo

Ok what is good then?

Marzocchi, Fox, Rock Shox.

jst0076 09-14-05 06:00 AM

If you're new to biking, and, as you say you are, unfamilar with what are good or bad components, then I would say do not even think about building a bike from scratch. There are so many things to think about, and like Raiyn says even if you shop for deals you won't match the price of a pre built.

Check out advice given on this site for good starter bikes and then upgrade as you go along. Specialized seem to have a good rep among members, and it seems to me like a heck of a lot of people out there are riding hardrocks. Not my cup of tea, but they must be popular for a reason.

Raiyn 09-14-05 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by jst0076
If you're new to biking, and, as you say you are, unfamilar with what are good or bad components, then I would say do not even think about building a bike from scratch. There are so many things to think about, and like Raiyn says even if you shop for deals you won't match the price of a pre built.

Agreed. He should also start reading magazines on the subject

Callaway 09-14-05 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
Marzocchi, Fox, Rock Shox.

Keep in mind though that each of the companies listed in the quote have various grades. I would say that no Fox shock you will get would be low end, but you can definitely buy a low end Rock Shox suspension. So, after you narrow down what bike you want and are comparing components, you will have to research more than just the name.


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