July 9, 2015

What you’ve all been waiting for… 2015 build kits: Smart Money

Hey, 2015 is… more than half over. And I finally got around to doing a new set of build kits.

Here’s this year’s “Smart” money kit. Notes: no pedals or saddle, shipping not included. GX cranks may be unappealing to some, but you’re better off spending that money elsewhere IMO. Front derailleurs are still dead.

Smart Money 2015:

$3600 geared
$3200 singlespeed
$4600 full squish
Replace that old-school rigid post with a Thomson dropper for an extra $200!

Frame Waltworks Custom
Fork Rockshox Reba
Headset King
Stem Thomson X4 
Handlebar Easton EC70
Shifters X1 trigger
Front derailleur None
Rear derailleur X1 
Bottom Bracket w/cranks
Chain X1
Cassette X1 10-42
Crankset SRAM GX w/32t ring and BB
Pedals None
Cables/housing Included w/shifter
Seatpost Thomson Elite
Brakes Shimano XT w/160mm rotors
Skewers Included
Wheelset ZTR Crest/Arch/Flow wheelset w/XD driver
RimStrips Included
Tubes None, tubeless!
Tires Bontrager XR team series TLR (I like the XR2 for all-around fun)
Grips/tape Ritchey WCS