Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dream Build 2013

Let the nitpicking begin! Can you find ways to spend more money than this? Certainly. Do you get anything out of a $300 carbon stem that you don't get from a $70 WCS? No.

If anyone is curious, let me know in the comments - I could price out a "stupid expensive" build just to see how much you could conceivably spend to impress the other dentists at the coffee shop on Sunday morning.

Dream Build 2013 - $6000

Frame WW custom (add $900 for full suspension)
Fork Fox RLC
Shock None/hardtail (CTD included with FS)
Headset King
Stem Ritchey WCS
Handlebar Easton EC70 or Haven Carbon
Brake levers XTR
Shifters XX1
Front derailleur None
Rear derailleur XX1
Bottom Bracket King
Chain XX1
Cassette XX1
Crankset XX1
Pedals None
Cables/housing Included
Seatpost Easton EC90
Brakes Shimano XTR
Skewers Included
Wheelset DT 240/Enve XC or AM
RimStrips Included
Tubes None
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph
Grips/tape Ritchey WCS
Saddle WTB Laser V ti


Anonymous said...

Why not work up a Stupid Expensive build (in between bursts of projectile vomit, of course)? Who's to say what a person's motivations for having a bike built should be?
Stainless steel, Tune hubs, pave diamond-studded headtube...and don't forget the upcharge for building contrary to your ethic!

If I'm willing to pay extra for a childminder, does that mean I can get a frame faster?

Refreshingly candid blog in a hypey industry. Keep up the good work!

Spiff said...

Dirtbag build next? SS build? Us dirtbag SS'ers would like to know!

minh said...

I like that XX1 is on both dream build and smart money. says a lot when something is on both