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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.

Doug
Wrench ScienceBipedZed
May 12, 2003 12:37 PM
http://www.wrenchscience.com/WS1/default.asp
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?

Doug
here's something for ya...reklar
May 12, 2003 11:36 PM
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/motobecane_fly_team.htm

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 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 threadMel Erickson
May 13, 2003 6:41 AM
http://forums13.consumerreview.com/crforum?14@@.efabd93

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.