Tough little alu hardtail I built up for a mate.
It's Brand-X frame (correctly IDed by cyfa - nice one Josh!) powdercoated then added parts from a Rockhopper donor bike (cheers Makster!) + a few bits & bobs from my stash.
New owner's boyfriend donated the crankset, rear mech and grips and she supplied the saddle from her old bike. Also I fitted her a new BB and chainstay protector.
Only thing I could fault the well rated frame for is its rear brake cable stops, hence temporary cable-ties! Hard for me to test ride at 6'3" but only thing it might need is a slightly shorter stem. Feels pretty nicely dialled in now...
crankset from James, front mech from Retrobike:
DR logo by Jonathan Fisher, printed by Gil M:
CNC machined drop-outs & box-section rear triangle:
forks are plusher than expected (after a little spritz with the Brunox):
BIG thanks to Descaling Services & Sprayquick for great work on the frame (one of many I've had done by them)!
Frame: Brand-X (powdercoated bubblegum pink)
Fork: Rock Shox Tora 302SL
Stem: Specialized oversize 70mm
Handlebar: Specialized oversize 640mm
Grips: Lizard Skins lock-on
Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 with 160mm CS rotors
Shifters: Shimano Deore M530
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M751
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M761
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: Shimano Deore HG50 11-34t
Chain: KMC X9
Chainset: Shimano SLX M660
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB51
Pedals: VP (for test ride only - swapping to SPDs)
Hub Skewers: Specialized QR
Rims: Alex Rims RH
Hubs: Specialized Stout
Tyres: Kenda 26 x 1.95"
Seatpost Binder: unknown QR