I have felt the need to build a bike for some time as I haven't done one for a while now. The trouble is the type of bike I want to build seems a bit mad - and I haven't seen anyone riding such a beast which may mean it will be a dog. There are many arguments to not build this bike but for some reason I still want to do it?
Bike is as follows.....
short travel slopestyle frame (100mm ish travel) with a concentric BB and sliding dropouts so I can run it SS with no tensioner. Something like the NS Soda but with less travel.
I'm only 5'9 but I'll get a large to make it more suitable for trail riding. I will run an air shock and keep the pressure quite high to stop it bobbing as this type of frame will no doubt be prone to do (I only want to take the edge off the hits).
Alfine 8 rear wheel with some sort of mid weight rim and as small as possible chainring (where I ride its very steep with no flat sections ).
Maverick SC forks with associated 24mm front wheel - 120mm upsidedown goodness.
Dropper post of some description - probably KS i950 as these have yet to let me down (if it will fit the frame of course).
Everything else will be pretty standard equipment.
I realize it wont be the best uphill or downhill but I have bikes to do both of these already - im hoping this new one will sit somewhere in the middle.
So - am I mad??