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Looking into getting a custom bike

Ireallylikecycling0k
  • 15 months ago

So, my current $600AUD bike is great, and technically more than suffice for my needs, but I have entertained the thought of getting a custom bike before and I still entertain the thought.

So I’ll make a few key points, and in return could someone do me up a bike part list.

-No budget -The best Front and Back Brakes. -6 gears(I Find 6 for me is more than plenty) -The Best Gears -Carbon Fibre -Red -I am 5ft 6in -Road Bike -Tyres that are perfect for both ON and OFF road riding - Wide seat(Narrow Seats are very uncomfortable)

I don’t know much about making custom bikes so I will leave it to those who are better informed.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Ireallylikecycling0k, I think we all could agree that most bikes work ok for our needs. But that doesn't mean we can't own/ride/play with something fun and exciting that makes us happy. I've got a couple of questions for you.

-What kind of bike are you riding right now and how are you using it? Does it currently only have 6 gears, or are you just saying that you find that you do always use all the gears you have? I.e. simplicity is something that you value?

Thanks, CBaron

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I cannot remember the exact model of my bike, nor the brand name, but whaty i do know is she is a $600AUD Mountain Bike. I know it has 6 gears, though most itimes I only use 1st gear or even 3rd gear, I don't make an effort to hit higher gears often, but I like having them handy.

Honestly I don't know what I am looking for, one thing is for sure:

I would LOVE a Carbon Fibre Red Bike.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll see what I can create for you. Although not critical for a hypothetical build, it would be nice to know which size bike you'd need. At minimum, your height would help.

Cheers, -CBaron

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You can start with something like this. I was choosing a hardtail for simplicity (but we don't currently have a size small listed). This particular Santa Cruz Highball is silver with red accents. I included very high-end I9 wheels with red spokes. As you requested, I spec'd what I think are some of the best brakes made with the Hope Tech 3 X2. Lastly, I agonized over tire choice. Its very difficult to pick a tire that does both on and off road well. I finally landed on the wider Maxxis Crossmarks. Wider for better off road handling, but still has the nice center ridge to be swift-rolling on the road too.

Cycling Builder Part List

Type Item Price
Frame Santa Cruz - Highball 29 Carbon CC 2017 Gray / Red M Mountain Frame $1234.35 @ Competitive Cyclist
Fork RockShox - Reba RL Solo Air 100 mm 15x100 29" Fork -
Headset Cane Creek - 110-Series Black IS41/28.6 / IS52/40 Headset $105.12 @ Worldwide Cyclery
Stem Deity Components - Copperhead 31.8 x 50 mm Stem $98.99 @ Competitive Cyclist
Handlebar Deity Components - Skyline 787 15 mm Rise 31.8 x 787 mm Flat/Riser Handlebar $84.99 @ Competitive Cyclist
Seat Post Niner - RDO Carbon 27.2 x 400 mm Seatpost -
Saddle Pro - Stealth 152 mm Saddle $143.99 @ Jenson USA
Bottom Bracket Chris King - ThreadFit 24 GXP Bottom Bracket $280.90 @ Competitive Cyclist
Wheelset Industry Nine - Ultralite 235 29" 15x100 TA / 12x142 TA Wheelset -
Tire Maxxis - Crossmark EXO 29" x 2.25 60 TPI Tubeless Ready Tire $52.80 @ Competitive Cyclist
Tire Maxxis - Crossmark EXO 29" x 2.25 60 TPI Tubeless Ready Tire $52.80 @ Competitive Cyclist
Brake Set Hope - Tech 3 X2 Front Disc 74mm Post Mount Caliper Brake $185.49 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Brake Set Hope - Tech 3 X2 Rear Disc 74mm Post Mount Caliper Brake $185.49 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Brake Rotor Hope - Floating 160 mm 6-Bolt Brake Rotor $59.67 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Brake Rotor Hope - Floating 160 mm 6-Bolt Brake Rotor $59.67 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Shifter Set SRAM - GX 11-Speed Rear Shifter $36.51 @ Competitive Cyclist
Rear Derailleur SRAM - X01 X-Horizon Type 2.1 11-Speed Long Cage Rear Derailleur $181.27 @ Amazon
Cassette SRAM - PG-1130 11-speed 11-42 Cassette $66.99 @ Competitive Cyclist
Crank SRAM - GX 1400 175 mm 11-Speed 32T Crankset $164.99 @ Jenson USA
Chain SRAM - PC-1170 11-Speed Chain $34.40 @ Competitive Cyclist
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3028.42
Generated by Cycling Builder 2019-05-03 17:29 EDT-0400
  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you'll have any luck finding a 6 speed bike anymore. In terms of recommendations I would say: * Frame: Trek Domane size 54 * Brakes: Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic * Shifters: Shimano Ultegra * Crankset: Shimano Ultegra * Cassette: Shimano Ultegra * F/R Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra * Chain: Shimano Ultegra * Wheels: Mavic Aksium Disc * Saddle: Comes down to preference but I find the fizik saddles to be comfortable * Stem/Bars/Headset/BB/Seatpost: Not too important just make sure the width is comfortable and the parts are compatible

Cheers

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