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sites where you can build a bike on line?(9 posts)

sites where you can build a bike on line?DougSloan
May 12, 2003 12:35 PM
Other than Airborne, what sites are available that allow you to build a bike (road or mountain) to custom specs on line, particularly the ones that show you the price and weight as the selections change? Thanks.

Wrench ScienceBipedZed
May 12, 2003 12:37 PM
good site; thanks nmDougSloan
May 12, 2003 12:41 PM
Did you decide on a mountain bike yet? nmMel Erickson
May 12, 2003 6:14 PM
still thinking about itDougSloan
May 12, 2003 7:28 PM
Every time I start thinking about it, the bike ends up at $3,000 or more. Still looking.

Where's a 21 pound hard tail for $1,000?

here's something for ya...reklar
May 12, 2003 11:36 PM

Might be a slight bit over your budget...but a far cry from $3k...
wow! $1600 for a sub-20 lb mtb? nmDougSloan
May 13, 2003 6:33 AM
Boy, lots of them aroundMel Erickson
May 13, 2003 6:34 AM
Just venture over to and you'll get more suggestions than you can shake a stick at. You can get a nice XT equipped bike with discs in that price range, probably with a UST rim/tire combo too. I highly recommend going UST and discs too. Here's a nice thread on steel frames (even a Bianchi!) As in the road world, Giant offers some very well spec'd bikes for a very good price, check out the XTC2 hardtail (no discs or UST though). The same rules apply for MTB's as road bikes. Fit, intended use, etc. Consider a frame and build it up yourself. Jenson USA has a Jamis Komodo '01 frame in three sizes (disc only, no V mounts) for $179 Easton Elite Taperwall al tubing. This would build up into a very sweet bike with a Manitou Skareb Elite Crossmax and XT.
Whoops, forgot to post the threadMel Erickson
May 13, 2003 6:41 AM

With discs and UST it might be hard to come in at 21#. UST not only helps with traction (you can run lower pressures with no snakebite) but gives a better ride for hardtails. Some claim lower rolling resistance too because of no inner tube. Not sure about that claim.