Jump to content

Build your own Bike?


Plentipotential
 Share

Recommended Posts

Never found what I wanted at the bike shop so I built my own.

 

2009 Giant Trance X1 with a Fox RP23, 2nd hand.

 

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/war63423/TranceBuild004.jpg

 

Send to paint shop,panel beater actually. Hit the virtual shop at CRC as well as a LBS and voila!

 

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/war63423/Trance001.jpg

 

Cockpit

 

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/war63423/Trance003.jpg

 

Anodized the suspension linkages to match the Hope hubs, a bit bling, may go for black next time round.

 

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/war63423/Trance002.jpg

 

Hope Pro 2 hubs with Mavic 819 rims and Conti mountain/ race kings, tubeless.

Rocshox Revelation Team U Turn 120mm - 150mm with remote poplock.

XT Crankset and BB

Sram X9 F/ R/D and XO Gripshifters.

XT brakeset and rotors.

Ritchey H/Bars and stem with Hope headset.

Fizik Gobi.

 

1st test ride this AM.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

nice work, do u think the paint shop paint will be as tough as original giant paint?

 

Previous bike was an Anthem, 2008, also a silver blue combo. Factory paint was very thin. This is a solid base paint with a few coats of clear (very hard) so should outlast the factory paint job. Cost R380 so not a big deal to redo when I replace the suspension bearings.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What is the weight?

 

13kg's fork is pretty heavy. I weigh 90 kg's so weight was never an issue rather strength and durability.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes an awesome paint/build job.

 

Price not that bad as well.

 

Who did the anodizing?

 

Astro Anodizing in Sebenza, they have a minimum charge so I sent the bits in with some other goods. Think the min is R350.00.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Settings My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Help Logout