Ideas for Carbine build
There’s quite a few LB models out there so easy to get muddled. Purg is fairly big so be interesting to see how it comes up on 30mm id rims. Same goes for the Saguaro. Expecting a couple of mm extra width, maybe more.
Wondering if a ground control 2.0 or 2.1 or something similar width like x-king, saguaro, etc might be a better option (and lighter as a bonus!)Posted 4 years ago
After much fettling courtesy of you guys how’s this look:
Pike 150mm forkPosted 4 years ago
Fox CTD 140mm shock
Raceface bar/stem (TBC)
Raceface next chainring (matching bar/stem???)
SRAM XX1 rear mech/cassette
DT spokes ( brass nipples????)
DT 240 hubs
Front tyre Hutchinson Toro 2.35″
Rear tyre Mud X 2″
Seat WTB volt titanium rails
Rockshox reverb dropper
Hmmm that’d be interesting… not sure how it’d cope with my local Rivingon Mud but might be alright on the lakeland rock.
X-kings look to only be 2.2 so the might be off the list. I’ll do a bit of experimenting!. Jsut gotta wait for the rims to rock up now then pretty much as per Op’s dream spec. Albeit on the Spider Comp. Which to be honest seems to fit my riding really rather well.
Had a good second ride in the Lakes yesterday, the bike is sooo capable. The Carbine no doubt would kill me on the downs!!.Posted 4 years ago
Ok i know i must be doing heads in now but i’m on holiday with time on my hands….i’m simply using this time to build this bike in my head….so here we go…American Classic MTB race 29 wheelset weighs 1459g….. my LBS can supply em and they don’t have to be built…..I know a few of our crew have them and love em….they’re not massive but wider than SLR’s and surely capable of taking the Toros at 2.35
Any experience of these hoops ( tin hat is on)Posted 4 years ago
Oops, I think you’re right there M ..black it is then…..on the spec front took a load of yours and others advice 1 x 11 + RF Next SL etc but I opted for taking this bike to a light XC fit out that will be aggressive enough for this old fart when needed cos that’s what I/We do here…….ha! HD/XC the new “Mini Enduro” so AC race 29 wheels with Spesh control front and captain back (wheels are 1450g so good weight)
I’ll post exact spec when ordered
CheersPosted 4 years ago
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