BXT XC 29er
Thanks to Mike for submitting his BXT XC 29er! This is his build, in his own words:
I’ve always had a hardtail in the stable, selling my last full suspension in favour of a trail hardtail racing enduro races and blasting Black Diamond trails on what people think is a burden to ride.
Before the Pandemic I had plans to race the xterra offroad triathlon. Having a long travel, heavy hardtail wasn’t something I was interested in racing. I decided to build a full carbon bike on the cheap using a known eBay frame supplier and pulling parts from my spare part bin.
The frame is a BXT xc 29er thru axle, the fork was a take off I purchased off a fellow rider for cheap! I also purchased the Stans tubeless wheel set off another rider.
The drivetrain is a 9 speed take off from my fat bike, I purchased a full carbon crank and am running a 34 tooth with an 11-36 cassette. I’m running a carbon 800mm bar.
Finding parts has been a chore. I originally wanted to put my carbon Avid brakes but finding the proper fittings to extend the lines was near impossible. So I was able to track down a set of Tektro hydraulics and will see how they work for this season.
The bike is a blast to ride, it’s a xc geometry with a short travel 100mm fork, it’s nimble, fast and a blast to ride on single track. Full build it weighs in at 23 lbs, with higher end components I could definitely get it under 21lbs race ready.
This is a perfect bike to ride in Larose forest and Gatineau park single track
Nice ride, Mike! Thanks for the submission.
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