- Your comments please (new BFe build)
you need a chainstay guard on it.
Compared to my BFE build, I run my stem shorter, bars wider and lower, and a Straitline silent guide (big fan). Plus I run coil Lyriks which are heavier obviously but work so well and really suit the frame’s burly character. But you may not have that kind of build in mind.
In a way, to me, it’s a Soul build on a BFE frame. I have a Soul too by the way.Posted 5 years ago
Built up my new BFe frame with bits from my trek fuel ex8. Spec is as follows:
Fork: Sektor solo air 130mm
Wheels: Pro2 with arch ex rear/ crest front rims, bontrager xr4 2.2 tubeless tyres.
Gears: 1×10 XT shifter, rear mech and 11-36 cassette, slx cranks with renthal 32 ring and superstar chainguide.
Brakes: Formula RX 180mm front, 160mm rear rotors.
Seatpost: Reverb 125mm drop
Other bits include hope headset, seatpost clamp and rear qr skewer, easton carbon bars and bontrager stem.
Only been out for a quick ride so far but already i’m well impressed. Might think about converting the fork to dual position coil and could probably do with a wider bar at some point. Feel free to comment on the garden 😆Posted 5 years ago
Cheers for the comments guys, I would agree that its more a soul build on a bfe frame but the soul’s not available in green and is £170 more and not too bothered with the extra weight. I might have to put a proper chainguide on at some point but I’ll run with what i’ve got for the moment, the guys at cycleworld did say i might have problems dropping the chain though. Cant run the bars any lower as the brakes and shifters would hit the top tube.Posted 5 years agomboySubscriber
I would agree that its more a soul build on a bfe frame but the soul’s not available in green and is £170 more and not too bothered with the extra weight.
If that’s the case, then nice build.
If it was mine though, it’d have to have a full chain device, wider bars, shorter stem, beefier wheels and gnarlier tyres though.
Only thing i not like is brake lever position .. I would need them moved further towards grips.
Nope, levers look pretty well positioned to me for one finger braking. Maybe I’d wind them in a tiny bit, but they look pretty well set to me.
Is it possible for you to act like anymore of a c*ck?!
I’d say tonight is the tamest I’ve seen him in a loooooong while… By his standards, he’s positively gushing with praise for this bike! 😉Posted 5 years agoRockapeMember
Bike looks smart the Duke. Think the Beefy is a good arounder. Let us know how you like the single ring set up have toyed doing it on mine. I run Slx double and bash at mo with 32/11 rear. So did think about going 32/34 front 36/11 10spd rear. Take it out rag it and have fun that’s what it’s all about. 😀Posted 5 years ago
I’ve used the single ring set up for over a year on my trek before swapping the bits over and it’s been ace, hardly ever used the granny or big ring and like the simplicity and extra ground clearance. The grips were a bit of a gamble as I bought them before seeing the frame colour in the flesh, think they suit the bike though.Posted 5 years ago
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