Just ordered a Cotic BFe, this is new territory for me coming from an XC/road background so I might need some help with the build. Cotic should be fitting the bb and headset so thats sorted. I want this bike to be as comfy going on the climbs and the level as it can be, as well as being huge bags of fun on the descent however, I ride down hills with the grace and finesse of a hamfisted baboon so the bike will be more capable than the rider - though when has that ever stopped anyone?
At the moment, I'm planning to fit EN321/521 on Hope Pro2 hubs and a mixture of SLX and Deore transmission to keep the price down.
Have no idea about forks, seatpost or cockpit. Cotic recommend the USE Sumo post but i dont know anything about it, has some good reviews online but might it be a bit harsh?. I was looking at the Easton EA50 stuff for the front unless there are horror stories or anything better for a similar price.
Forks - I have literally no idea, happy to go second hand as I am close to a good service centre who can rebuild them if and when required... any recommendations?
If its any help, its a medium size frame, I'm 5'11" and weigh 80kgs.