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I've bought a rockhopper.......

noblebikesnoblebikes Posts: 75
edited May 2013 in MTB buying advice
Hi guys,
as the title says, I've bought a specialized rockhopper comp 29er,
I am a bike mechanic and i want to hit some challenging trails this summer, and thats why i bought this bike,
Really i only wanted the Frame but it is difficult to find as just a frame, i love the stealth paint job and the geometry suits me well,
So i am going to strip my bike down and replace everything! Which should be fun ;)
heres the sort of spec I'm looking at getting
Full XT 10 speed chainset (shifters, mechs and chainset)
Hope m4 stealth brakes
Hope or chis king bottom brackets and headsets
Hope f20 pedals
Easton ec90 (or equivalent) handlebars
Fizik arione seat
Easton ec90 (or equivalent) seatpost

Now for the parts I need help with....
I'm stuck between building my own set of 29" wheels, something like halo freedom rims laced to hope pro 2 hubs OR to get some more expensive Mavic crossmax ST 29 wheels??

I'm also stuck between forks,
Its either fox or DT swiss forks around the £500-£700 mark, I want a tapered steerer and a 15mm thru axle

So basically i need help knowing which wheels and which forks i should get.....

I'm doing this frame up nice so if i do come across a carbon frame i can just swap the parts over :)

So advice please guys! :D


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