Advice on BFe build
Building up a new BFe from scratch, currently looking at:
Large frame (6’2″ bloke)
Fox 120/150 Talas 15mm Tapered
Hope Pro II on Flows
Using old Saint BB and crankset on (unfortunately) 2 x 8
My main question is what stem (length/angle) and bars (riser/not) have people gone for? I’ve always had 50mm stem in the past as I like a fairly direct feel over the front – but worried with the angle on a 150mm fork.
CheersPosted 4 years agosprockerSubscriber
I have just built up one with 140mm slants (520mm ac), a 55mm stem on a large frame. I went for a large and am 6 2 like you. It feels spot on apart from steep ups and I would like to be able to drop it down so your should be spot on.
My bar is a 760mm chromag with 20mm rise.
I have a reverb on it which I also think helps in the comfort stakes as well as some big tires. Run 2 x 10 gears wise.Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
Medium frame, 140mm Pikes
90mm stem + 750mm bars.
Might try a shorter stem one day
To my mind, a BFe is all about pissing around having fun, doing wheelies and bunny hopping stuff. For that reason, I run a few stem stackers and riser bars to keep the front end high-ish. It’s not the most efficient climber but I have (the luxury of) another bike for that. A lower front end would probably be more efficient for climbing, and (for me at least) faster on downhills, too.Posted 4 years agocySubscriber
If you have a 50mm stem, put that on and see how it goes. It’s all hand waving until you have tried at least one set up and have a frame of reference for changes. I’m a bit taller than you and run a 60mm stem with 740s so (as someone has said) go nice and wide to pull yourself forward.Posted 4 years ago
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