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Nashbar AT29 29er, Size Large

Purchased from Nashbar in July 2016 during their 30% off sale. Shipped to door for 315 bucks!

Frame:
Size Large Aluminum 29er with reinforcing gussets

Fork/Headset:
SR Suntour XCT 28; Basic headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SR Suntour, 42/32/22; Square taper BB; UPDATED--> Deore LX triple crankset with etched outer ring (black removed); Replaced original crap BB with a UN51

Pedals:
Alloy VP platform; UPDATED--> Added MKS cage pedals with toe clips and straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
KMC chain; SRAM 8 speed cassette;

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Altus, 8spd; UPDATED--> Sunrace friction thumb shifters (rubber covers removed); Deore XT front and rear derailleurs

Handlebars/Stem:
Alloy low riser, 31.8; Titec Hell Bent stem (painted); UPDATED--> Salsa 46cm Cowchipper dirt drop bar added with new tape. Also added Titec zero degree stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Basic alloy 27.2 post; Serfas saddle

Brakes:
Tektro Novela mech. disc; UPDATED--> Added Tektro RL520 aero levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Basic alloy disc hub, Alex rim, Geax Mezcal folding tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Basic alloy disc hub, Alex rim, Geax Mezcal folding tire

Accessories:
Tool bag, Specialized plastic H20 cage

More Info:
This bike was spec'd similarly to the many offerings at bikesdirect but with the 30% off sale, I couldn't pass it up. I plan to upgrade parts as I go to lighten the thing up. I plan to stay with a 3x8 setup and swap the shifters and derailleurs with older hi-quality stuff (LX, XT, etc.). UPDATED--> With drop bar and drivetrain improvements, my cost is just over $500! A bike like this in a bike shop would be at least $800! UPDATED--> Added my own custom fab'd shifter pods using hose clamps and sections of an old alloy handlebar.

Added by analogkid71. Last updated over 2 years ago.

As of over 2 years ago, analogkid71 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

3 Comments

rawmeat

rawmeat says:

I really like your shifting setup, how is it ergonomically?

Posted over 2 years ago

SpoonRules

SpoonRules says:

I need to get photos of mine posted, but purchased one due to a similar sale! Have been loving it. Currently upgrading it to a 1x10 set-up!

Posted over 3 years ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Yes! Please post info and photos when you get the 1x setup done. I considered going that route but like the 8spd stuff too much.

Posted over 3 years ago