I've been going back and forth on a build of late, mainly obsessing over the frame. I want something that'll take me on fast, very lightly loaded all-dayers over the rough stuff, as well as more fully laiden adventures.
For that reason I've ruled out carbon and have been looking at ti/steel. Ritchey's Swiss Cross Disc is highly appealing, if a bit silly in terms of price for steel. I've been talking to a guy about his Salsa Warbird frame (used), but he's also wanting far too much for it.
In jumps the Pickenflick at a really reasonable price. Has anyone had any experience with these? This bad boy is going for 799.
I'll be getting some nice hand built wheels and probably a Sram 1X setup. Open to suggestions!
Lynskey cross will do it all for you and the picnflk has a mtb chainline which i would avoid.
Isn't the value of the Pickenflick full build better?
They look lovely in the flesh.
I have two (one frame in the attic), chainline issue hasn't been a problem on either of mine - some people have added a 2.5mm spacer to the drive side bottom bracket to solve it.
my current one is cx1 with 40mm G-one tyres running tubeless - great bike and brilliant value. much better than my ti kinesis tripster which I sold
Considered custom? Polish builders will build you exactly what you want for roughly the price of the On-One
Doesn't mention yer budget, maybe have a look at Enigma Ecroix.
And as for the price of the Ritchey, it's a Ritchey, get yer hand in yer pocket, on my dream list.
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I want to build much the same bike at the moment and keep being tempted by a Mason Resolution, but budget is holding me back (if it's an "everything" bike will it be too pretty to mess up in the mud)?
Salsa colossal was another option, a bit cheaper / heavier...
Emailed you Re Ritchey.
A nü Direction six months on...
Slow going piecing it together, but the rims have arrived (Velocity Blunts), along with the Thomson post.
Elsewhere I've ordered most of a Force CX1 groupset, TRP Spyre brakes, Shutter Precision dynamo, and already have a Chris King headset.
Currently tossing up WTB Horizon rubber or Babyshoe Pass'. Good to see the Restrap frame bag fitting like a glove, aside from every strap going right over the cable bosses.
Wtb .. because straya
I thought WTB was American?
shit yeah, for some reasons I thought they were Australian. Now that I've said it, do it.
Haha, that was all the convincing I needed! Unfortunately it's looking like there isn't any stock of the Horizon anywhere so I might have to order from Italy...
Anyway, any rear hub recommendations? I'm considering White Industries.
Well SBC have them in the shop .. no1 told you to leave
American Company, Taiwan made (?) but UK designed/developed.
This has made me immediately regret my decision.
This is one cool project! Don't know if you decided on the drivetrain.. But I would go for the new SRAM Apex1, but with a praxis crankset:
God daaaamn, that looks good. I've already sprung for a Force 1, though I have Zayante's on my roadbike which are incredible. They could be an option down the line though.
Living on the dark side of the moon makes international deliveries significantly less snappy.
Devastatingly I have ordered a non-XD Hope Pro 4 hub, and didn't clock it till the cassette arrived, but fortunately found one elsewhere. Schlow progress.
That force derailleur can't clear a 42t cassette as far as I know..
Officially probably not but unofficially you'd be surprised how far they'll go Mark at SBC cycles got a zee mech working with a 42 and thats a short cage.
We'll see I guess.. My X9 long cage just about fits over the 42, since it was designed for 11-40 cassettes
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