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Old 07-30-2009, 10:15 AM
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Help! newbie here :thinking: ....just decided to build a HT bike.....i was wondering if there is such Bang for the buck HT frame, just like the epicon front shox w/c i have read in the discussions here...Suggestions are also welcome for parts to be bought or installed as well as the price...budget is 40k max i guess for the whole bike. TIA :)
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:29 AM
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your price budget is huge.:thumbsup: if you are from the laguna area the nearest bikeshops in your area are sabak and grantrail. i saw rox as one of your favorite stores. ah, endless bikes would also be near you. with a budget like that everything would be a bang for the buck HT frame. BTC, MT PRO. would also be worth going to. window shop first then decide.

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40k for the frame or for the whole bike? I assume for the whole bike.

Vision Pursuit, or Haro Escape it you prefer to run a 120mm fork. Pursuit with 100mm up front will do just fine for a beginner bike.
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another thing, just in case you settle on an HT. make sure the fork you mate will have an appropriate travel.
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Default Re: Bang for the buck HT frame!?

sorry sirs for the misleading statements above...i already edited it.....40k budget will be for the whole bike :laugh1: just want to try biking as an additional hobby and exercise for a start....dont wanna go all out w/c i might regret later....before i was eyeing on giant trance x2 at r.o.x. fortunately for me they dont have the Medium size...then after days of thingking on whether to spend that kind amount of money on a bike....hmmm...i think 40k is enough for a start and hard tail it is for me...since the F.S. frames i want are expensive.....For the H.T. I really have no idea on w/c is value for money frame, aluminum i think is the 1st criteria. Many thanks again for the inputs :thumbsup:
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Default Re: Bang for the buck HT frame!?

i think swak sa budget mo yong giant xtc series frame... with epicon fork & probably slx grupo..., baka may pambili pa kayo ng helmet and other safety gears :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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40k for the frame or for the whole bike? I assume for the whole bike.

Vision Pursuit, or Haro Escape it you prefer to run a 120mm fork. Pursuit with 100mm up front will do just fine for a beginner bike.
sir dayuhan just want to ask the advantage of 120mm fork against 100mm fork which do you think is suitable for me...although i havent seen tha trail personally but usually my friends ride at sta rosa, muntinlupa and latest was at la mesa.....tnx a lot :thumbsup:
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i think swak sa budget mo yong giant xtc series frame... with epicon fork & probably slx grupo..., baka may pambili pa kayo ng helmet and other safety gears :thumbsup::thumbsup:

good luck!

Unfortunately kulang ang 40K for that setup, XTC + SLX + Epicon pa lang P40K na. Wala pang wheelset, tires, cockpit, saddle and seatpost.
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Unfortunately kulang ang 40K for that setup, XTC + SLX + Epicon pa lang P40K na. Wala pang wheelset, tires, cockpit, saddle and seatpost.
nga ano, hehehe...
XTC frame: 15T
Epicon: 6.5T
SLX grupo: 18T +++

sensya na po...
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^lurk ka na lang pre o kaya balik na sa trabaho :funnyface:
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^lurk ka na lang pre o kaya balik na ssa trabaho :funnyface:

Bang for the buck? Ibis Mojo sulit na sulit to the last cent :thumbsup:
kakabalik lang kasi sa travel, ala pa mood sa pagsulat... +100 sa ibis mojo :whistling:
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Merida frame..................bang for the buckless.........swak sa 40k..........may tira pa panggastos sa quezon ave ahihi :jester:
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Sir, ano po ba ang discpline na gusto nyo po pasukin? Decide first what you want to do, then that's the time that you can decide for the frame. Iba-iba po kasi geometry ng frame for every discipline. Vision pursuit po recommendation ko. Maganda talaga geometry. For xc po yun, though I see some na all around pag gamit sa frame. :thumbsup:
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i think 40k is ok na po for an ht rig. visit cartimar or quiapo sure yan pag-uwi mo may bike ka na. don't forget to buy a HELMET... no helmet no ride policy po tayo. hehehe :funnyface:
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You might want to get yourself the following:

Frame: Marin Palisades Trail - 11k
Fork: Rockshox Recon 327 - 9k
Drivetrain: Shimano Deore (FD, RD, Shifters, Cranks, Cogset and Chain) - 8k
Brake Set: Avid BB5 calipers with Rotors - 3.5k
Brake Levers: Avid FR5 - P500.00
Headset - Cane Creek S8 - P700.00
Cockpit - Truvativ XR (Stem, Seatpost, Handlebar) - 3k
Seatclamp - Generic - P100.00
Pedals - Generic - P300.00
Grips - Generic - P100.00 (slip-on)
Rimset - MAVIC 223 Rims, Alivio Hubs, Generic Spokes and Nipples - 3.5k
Tires - Non-foldable - P800.00 for the pair
Tubes - Generic - P200.00 for the pair
Shifter/ Brake Cable Housing - Shimano - P200.00

Total = P40,900.00
Estimated Weight = 31lbs

Tip: Try to build a bike with a frame that is found on middle market or upmarket bikes. That way, if you find out that you like mt. biking, it will be worth your while upgrading parts :thumbsup:

Good luck on your first build and enjoy the ride! :)
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Default Re: Bang for the buck HT frame!?

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40k for the frame or for the whole bike? I assume for the whole bike.

Vision Pursuit, or Haro Escape it you prefer to run a 120mm fork. Pursuit with 100mm up front will do just fine for a beginner bike.
+1 Vision Pursuit :thumbsup:
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many many thanks for the inputs pinoymtbiker!!! especially to papsy for the detailed parts and price!! :thumbsup: definitely will be doing window shopping at quiapo and cartimar :) thanks!
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Default Re: Bang for the buck HT frame!?

since you're just starting out with a P40K budget - you may want to consider a 2nd hand HT frame and a mix of brandnew and 2nd hand parts :thumbsup:

a 2nd hand Giant XTC frame is one of your good choices :thumbsup:
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Why not a MERIDA frame? Never had any problems with my last one..
But the best bang for the buck for me is definitely a Vision Pursuit!:thumbsup:
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Mga sir. Me nakalagay ba sa frame kung kaya nya mag accomodate ng fork 120mm and higher. Paano ko po malalaman? Planning on buying a fork first and then the frame later on.
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