BenKempGranny Gear

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BenKemp   on Mar 6, 2019
replied to What upgrades with $500
 
In your situation, i wouldn't change the drivetrain.  As you say you're running a 28t chainring with an 11-42 cassette, which gives you exactly the same easiest gear as a 32t chainring...
I fly with my bike around New Zealand about once a fortnight, so I've learnt a few tricks along the way. 1) Buy an extra set of headset spacers to put under the top cap after removing the stem to keep the fork nice and tight in the frame. 2) Get a bag with an…
Have a look at the Oakley Half Jacket glasses. I think they have a few other interchangeable lens glasses as well so have a browse on their website. Link for the half...
BenKemp   on Nov 16, 2018
replied to Seperate Frame or just Bike
 
I would also recommend buying a complete bike. Bike manufacturers get better deals from the components manufacturers as they buy in bulk, meaning you get much more for your money with a complete...
 
I agree with Plusbike Nerd, I'd only buy a dedicated XC bike it i was going to race XC. I would look more towards something like a Trek Fuel EX, Specialized Stumpjumper ST...
BenKemp   on Nov 12, 2018
spec'd a bike: Trek Slash 8
 
BenKemp   on Nov 12, 2018
added SixC 820mm 35mm rise
 
Race Face SixC handlebars 820mm wide 35mm rise
BenKemp   on Nov 12, 2018
added a photo of Flying Nun Track
 
My Trek Slash 8
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