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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:34 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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Location: new forest
default bits for me

bars/stem/post:-
easton or raceface or hope or thompson

wheels:-
mavic rims, hope hubs, shimano hubs (and royce if i can afford it for the Demon build)

brakes:-
generally hope discs, shimano for v's or canti's.

saddles are usually wtb or sdg

forks:-
rock shox or marzocchi

headset:-
king/hope or canecreek for budget stuff

shifters/mechs:-
always shimano.

chainsets:-
raceface/shimano

i stick to these brands because of quality, spares availability and proven track record, i know there are more expensive/cooler parts out there but these are tried and tested and they work. nuff said :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Location: Trancecentral
I build with whatever I've got/is cheap.

Faves though:
Hope Hubs
Mavic Rims
Ergon Grips
WTB Saddles
Shimano XT V's
Shimano M424 SPD pedals
Specialized SPD shoes


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:07 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Interesting how tastes differ!

Drive: Shimano hubs, SRAM Cassette, Shimano derailleurs and shifters.
SRAM chain, Sugino or Middleburn chainset with Middleburn, TA or Blackspire rings.
Brakes: Magura or Avid for V (Shimano Vs are heavier and squeaky).
Rims...yawn Mavic but I'll happily use others.
Saddle: San Marco Bontrager, Regal or Brooks.
Bars, Stem, etc: Thomson or Raceface.
Headset: Hope or Raceface.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:35 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: brigg, home of the gypsies
old flite saddle, old race face cranks.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:18 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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Location: Rurally close.
Seems like hope is going to prevail here.

I prefer sram for shifters - prefer the faster actuation.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Location: Poppy Fields
SRAM X0 shifters and rear mech. Work well and like the click on the shifters.
Hope brakes with Tech levers, like the shape of the lever.
RaceFace cranks, like them and their warranty.
DMR Vault Pedals, won't touch anything else now.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Location: Roskilde, Denmark
CK headset
Time pedals
Thomson (post, stem) Sunline (bar) and Easton (bar)
Middleburn or Raceface cranks
Hope brakes


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Location: Leeds
Thomson everything
King everything
Shimano DX


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98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Location: the Netherlands
- Rohloff
- Magura Marta
- Phil Wood
- King
- Schwalbe
- Flite
- thomson
- ODI lock-on
- Salsa skewers


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