Chelsey麦格尼斯构建一个梦山地车

How to Build the Best Mountain Bike

冒险fanatic Chelsey Magness went on a mission to build the best mountain bike. Here are her favorite tips and components for building your dream ride.

As a small female mountain biker(I“上一个“高”的日子是5'1),我一直有收到后立即撕开我的股票自行车。之前甚至得到它的第一次,我切换出车把,茎和曲柄使其骑乘。

And while the industry is getting better about offering more sizing options, most brands don’t offer high-end builds in XS frames, let alone a custom build option from start to finish.

After spending so much time and money switching out components over the years, I started to wonder, “Is it possible to build my own dream bike from scratch?”

“确实是这样,说:”我的自行车怪胎丈夫和race partner. “It just takes time, patience, and some back-and-forth with all the companies to make sure it all fits together.” That was enough of a statement for me; I was up for the challenge.

在接下来的几个星期,我做了一吨的研究,学到了很多东西,并提出了许多新朋友。为了使它更容易为别人谁愿意做同样的,下面是我决定去与组件的列表以及提示和技巧的简短列表。是的,他们将与车手的各种规模的工作!

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构建最好的山地自行车

Do your homework.

It can be overwhelming to dive into this world of components. My advice is to start with one or two parts at a time. For example, one day I researched just brake options — calipers, rotors, levers, and mounting (center-lock versus six-bolt) — and made a list of all the pros and cons.

The next day, I tackled wheels and hubs. On days when I was intimidated, I looked at the “contact” bits — pedals, grips, and tires — which were more familiar because they’re the ways a rider constantly interacts with their bike.

拼凑这一切了这样阻止我陷入困境与所有的选择和意见在那里。取而代之的是,我能学到一吨左右,每个组件和所有的品牌和可用的选项。

Develop constraints.

这也许对我来说最重要的,尤其是学习许多惊人的选项是如何可用之后。

为了缩小选择范围,我不得不几乎完全是什么让我的东西“的梦想自行车”,并把它写下来决定。然后,我开始去购买组件,我可以立刻消除那些不适合我的自行车(即使他们真的很酷或唯一的)。

I wanted to build a bike that could do一切我喜欢 - 举行的粗暴耐力赛风格的下坡,感觉自己的主场比赛XC对本地利弊,并光照充足结转在史诗般的冒险种族山。

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这里是我的约束列表:

  • 29er获得碳全悬浮线索自行车
  • 120毫米悬架行程前部和后部的最低
  • 滴管后
  • 子24磅的最终重量
  • 1×12传动系与165毫米曲柄(为我的腿短)
  • 用轰炸机坠毁更换计划轮子
  • 预算的$ 7,000名

If you have questions, call up the company.

After doing my homework, more often than not I had even more questions. Instead of bombarding my husband, I started just calling up the bike companies and asking them. Before I called for the first time, I thought that there was no way I would actually get a human on the other line. But I did every single time!

即使像禧玛诺和SRAM大公司拿起了电话,并很高兴能说话的自行车和我在一起。它温馨的交谈人们的喜爱他们的工作,爱说话的自行车,并兴奋地帮助我。

Expect some back-and-forth when mixing components.

One of the joys of doing this was I didn’t have to choose one big brand for the entire bike. You can pick two different brands of wheels, a more aggressive front brake than the rear, and non-standard crankset length. But you do need to make sure that it will all play nice together.

在一般情况下,这是一个好主意,留一个品牌内为您的传动系统(一禧玛诺器不与SRAM变速器的工作),所以一定要调用零件经销商。但是,如果符合您的需求,随意混搭不亚于必要的。

I was even able to change the riding geometry of my frame by choosing a 120mm fork instead of the stock 130mm. This saved weight and got me closer to the XC body position I’m used to after years of racing.

选择一个良好的自行车修理工。

This one is crucial if you’re not a bike mechanic yourself (and perhaps even if you are one). Lucky for me, my next-door neighbor, Drew Barbar, happens to be an amazing bike mechanic with a shop set up in his garage.

他知道所有关于my goals, what kind of rider I was, and what I wanted out of my bike. And it showed every time he worked on my bike. He knew all the ins and outs of putting it together and even gave me some suggestions on what to get.

我的梦想自行车

下面是一些什么我的梦想自行车是由具体的。虽然这些组件只适合我的小尺寸和变化,激进的骑行,定制的乐趣,你可以建立一个自行车骑乘的任何风格。(如果你正在构建一个梦想自行车,我很乐意听到它在下面的评论。)

埃尔斯沃思顿悟框架: $3,000

埃尔斯沃思-顿悟帧红

我开始与我最喜欢的埃尔斯沃思顿悟框架和建造它从那里。埃尔斯沃思悬挂设计是一个我一直信任和比赛辛苦了好几年。和框架的新作物罢工重量轻,耐用,适合我的粗暴跨国家为重点的作风几何形状之间的巨大差额。

但我想“一个箭袋”自行车也能处理一些粗糙的东西,和120mm行程感觉比一些完全专用的XC框架,我认为更好。埃尔斯沃思后悬挂为四连杆设计,分离地形输入踏板力,这导致了一个伟大的,高效的,种族值得自行车,可以采取安打大步。

M7 ENVE山35毫米干:$ 280

EnveMtnStem

茎短是必须由我来使驾驶舱适合,最茎股票(当他们越来越短)是太长。ENVE使得一些最轻,最强,最性感和碳成分在那里,在业务最好的保障之一后盾的。

秋季9.8行75×275毫米滴管帖子:$ 399

FalllineDropperPost

I almost gave up on the dream of having a dropper just due to weight. But this beauty is an XC racer’s dream. It’s 75mm infinite-adjustable travel is more than enough for my riding style but makes hairy descents much more stable.

And the brand’s options for different seat post lengths meant I wasn’t paying for any extra (both in terms of dollars and grams). Buttery-smooth action is facilitated by three purpose-built remotes, so I was able to dial everything in — all at less than 400 g!

岛野XTR 12速(10-45盒)

Shimano XTR Groupset

一个长期SRAM鹰骑手,我很想返回给Shimano一个简单的原因 - 档位范围。但不是在路上你可能会认为。我没有被新的10-51后飞轮(一个齿比鹰的10-50大)动心,而是通过更合理的10-45盒。

由于有强大的登山者,我总是发现鹰,去年50齿环是有点过分扭矩。但我常常需要比顶部(42齿)多一点上的11速飞轮。

禧玛诺XTR的10-45伏贴。此外,曲柄处于165毫米长度,这符合我的比例远优于175毫米曲柄库存在最高端的自行车可用。

ENVE M525 29轮: $2,100

EnveWheelSet

为比赛日,但强大的足以满足日常骑行设计的轻量级的M525是一款超僵硬1350克碳轮没有车手重量限制和“终身事件更换”计划。

我没有看更远一次,我了解到了最后一位。摧毁我的轮出车祸吗?不花钱更换。把我的屋顶安装到自行车车库(糟糕)?不花钱更换。认真?是的。值得每最后一分钱。

FOX 120mm SC 34 Fork:$ 959

FOX 34前叉

从FOX新的120mm行程一步投叉模糊越野和步道之间的界线。以一个体重更接近你期望在一个100mm行程硬式和性能接近耐力赛是什么,这是叉一个关键的选择中让我建立一个自行车,真正能做到这一切。

埃尔贡GA3夹具($30) &女子SM鞍($ 70)

Bike Grips and Seat

夹具和鞍是骑车人的主要接触点与他们的自行车,可以说是两个最忽略位。但他们sopersonal and can ruin an otherwise magical bike if they’re not enjoyable. I was prepared to go through several grips and saddles in my search for perfection.

但随着埃尔贡我的小手的大小,骑行风格,并首选骑长度(只要可能)的谈话说服了我给这两个一试。它是爱在第一程。该品牌的网站做了解释,如果你想了解更多的人体工程学设计的微妙细节的一个伟大的工作。

曲柄兄弟打蛋器11踏板:$ 450

曲柄兄弟打蛋器11

我知道这看起来疯狂的花费这么多的踏板,但他们so光,so容易夹到,具有可变浮动,并且是金!我怎么能抵挡?

他们有一个200磅的重量车手极限,所以我永远不会看到任何的我大的队友胡斯运动的踏板一样金光闪闪。


Have you built your dream bike? Tell us all about it in the comments below.


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