- so… 4X bikes/parts
Just hypotheticaly building a 4X bike tonight…
What sort of parts do people use? Would probably use saint/zee for drivetrain and brakes.
But for wheels and forks would light xc type stuff be used? Or burly DH/DJ wheels and forks?
Tyres I guess is fast rolling and light. Sb8’s etcPosted 5 years agonwill1Member
Racers will use parts that are XC light, helps with the SNAP out of the gate…however they’re super smooth and hardly hang up so bending they’re bikes are less likely. (Plus get replacement parts free/cheap if sponsored) Decent riders use Reba forks or lowered revs but I’ve seen hang ups leading to bending forks at the steerer. Less a rider do well with an older Pike maybe 300-500g heavier but unlike to bend easily!!
SLX cranks are fairly common, zee rear mechs are ace given the sort cage, as for wheels something with a decent strength to weight, hope pro 2’s on flows or EN521’s etc.Posted 5 years agocfinnimoreMember
I killed so many rims in my first 2 years riding street I’ve only now become smooth enough to even consider splashing serious cash on something like handbuilt Mavic 521.
A proper burly, cartridge bearing headset is a must and I always found a press-fit BB more withstanding to my ogre-like style.
Edit: Solo Air Rebas here at 120mm or some Rigid Kona P2’s, depending on the day.Posted 5 years ago
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