|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.
May 12, 2003 12:37 PM
|good site; thanks nm||DougSloan|
May 12, 2003 12:41 PM
|Did you decide on a mountain bike yet? nm||Mel Erickson|
May 12, 2003 6:14 PM
|still thinking about it||DougSloan|
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? nm||DougSloan|
May 13, 2003 6:33 AM
|Boy, lots of them around||Mel Erickson|
May 13, 2003 6:34 AM
|Just venture over to MTBR.com 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 thread||Mel 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.