Anyhting you'd change on this spec…
Hopefully putting the deposit down on the new bike this weekend but before I spend the cash would you change anything on this spec?
Bike for Trail centre / peaks / uplift DH days and 1 week a year-ish apline riding (big ask i know but after one bike to rule them all!).
Please don’t tell me i should buy a SC / White / Spesh – I want to spend mt time riding not fettling with bearings!
Orange five with Maxle & Kashima shock
2012 Fox Float 150 RLC’s
1×10 2012 XT drive train
Hope Pro2 Evo / Stans Arch Ex wheels
Hope M4 Brakes
Hope headset & BB
Thomson 50mm stem & Answer bars
Finishing kit and brakes off my current bike everything else new…Posted 6 years agojamesMember
“Bike for Trail centre / peaks “
“1×10 2012 XT drive train”
IMO I’d want a 22/24T ring. Though I am more a pedal spinner than a pedal grinder/masher
If you’re going to single ring properly, then you’ll want a proper unramped single chainring. Which then means you’re paying loads of money just for XT crankarms, as far as I can work out, the chainrings are where all/almost all the 36?g weight difference between XT and SLX crankarms are.
If you want stiffness IIRC there was something somewhere I read saying the crankarms from SLX double/bash (steel axle/pedal threads) were twice as stiff (or maybe it was strong?) as XT arms
“Hope Pro2 Evo / Stans Arch Ex”
Arch EX, yes, as wide as 321/521/Havens etc. Id probably only go Flow’s if you were putting a 160mm fork on? After crest/arch EX release’s Flow ‘EX’ must be due though?
Hope Pro2 freehub isn’t the quickest to engage, though is pretty adapatble. Superstar switch evo is supposed to be very similar (weight, pickup speed), but I dont know how reliable they are, I know the customer suppost is hardly equal, not the wheelbuild quality ..
“Hope M4 Brakes”
Ive seen too many things saying they’re not all that powerful. Id probably be looking at lighter-weight codes, maybe marta’s or whatever they’re called now
“Hope headset & BB”
Shimano BBs are fine IME. Id wait kill that off first
“I want to spend mt time riding not fettling “Posted 6 years ago
But you’re opting for fox forks/shocks?
Do orange 5’s go through shock bushings fairly quick?Shorty121Member
Orange five with Maxle & Kashima shockPosted 6 years ago
2012 Fox Float 150 RLC’s (I suggest going zochis if you want less maintience)
1×10 2012 XT drive train (Don’t change that)
Hope Pro2 Evo / Stans Arch Ex wheels (Flow or crest)
Hope M4 Brakes (Shimano XT’s with 180 front and 160 rear)
Hope headset & BB (I have used these for a couple of years and get on really well with them)
Thomson 50mm stem & Answer bars
Already own the M4’s and actually like em a lot but take on board the new Shimano brakes are supposedly excellent…
I was torn between RS and Fox and swayed Fox as every other brand of forks I’ve owned (bar one pair of Reba WC’s which were absolutely brilliant) have self destructed. The 15 hour service is a PITA but that said my current pair have been run for 4 years with very little servicing and are still going strong and the Kashima is supposedly make things even better?Posted 6 years agosunnriderMember
Looks like a nice build.
Personally I´d go with Shimano XT brakes (but I haven´t had Hopes´).
1×10 would be hard going in the UK, 2×10 isn´t going to be that much heavier and you´ll be happier anytime your on a hill.
At the end of the day a lot is down to personal pref. and fitness level.Posted 6 years agorwc03Member
Looks good to me, as above maybe consider going 2×10 unless you really want a single ring up front. I Would consider swapping the rear mech for the xtr shadow plus version.
The xt brakes are great, but the new tech evo hope brakes are supposed to be much better than the outgoing version, got a great write up in the magazine. I’ve got the xt brakes and they’re very good but if you want something a little bit more special (in my opinion) and something that everybody else doesn’t have (judging by the rosebikes thread) go with the hopes.Posted 6 years agobm0p700fMember
Have you taken the bike on a demo ride yet? Thats what I would do. Personally I like hope brakes, the mini’s I have had for years are still giving me faithfull service. As for stopping power I have never had any issue with them even when decending something steep. I am sure there newer efforts are at least just as good.
As for hope hubs, they are a bit noisey but I don’t here when I’m riding, having to much fun.Posted 6 years ago
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