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My daughters first 26" wheel MTB (custom build)

othelloothello Posts: 574
edited November 2013 in Your mountain bikes
After her brother had his custom build done (http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12929664&p=18421450#p18403280) my daughter didn't want to be left out! She is only 7 but is very tall for her age and was ready to step up to a 26" wheel like her older brother. She is a very competent cyclist (she riders competitively) and I knew she could handle the step up fine.

We ended up with the following:

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Frame: 2010 Cube attention comp 14"
Fork: Rockshox SID team
Wheels: Superstar XC430 on superstar hubs
Tyres: Specialized The Captain s-works and control
Brakes: Shimano Deore and Deore LX
Discs: 160mm
Stem: Superstar 50mm
Bars: Truvativ
Shifter: SLX 10 speed
Chainset: Lasco 152mm arms triple with outer removed
Cassette: SLX 10 speed 11-36
Rear mech: Shimano Deore shadow
Front mech: Shimano SLX
Pedals: currently her brothers wellgo flats
Seatpost: Superstar (cut down length)
Saddle: Old islabike saddle

One criteria from my daughter was purple as a highlight colour :) Hence the purple chainring bolts, disc rotor bolts, seat post, stem etc. But it works!

All in weight is 25.1lb, which is OK but I was hoping for a little lighter. Her brothers rockhopper has ended up at 23.5lb now he has a front mech and shifter. But he does have wheels which are 200g lighter. The Deore shadow mech is a bit of a lump compared to the XT. But plenty of time to take off a bit of weight as she wears things out. The aim, as with her brothers bike, is to upgrade the frame as she grows and keep the bits.
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