Building A New Mountain Bike

My Big, Black Mountain Bike. Not actually a bike for “Mountain Biking”—which would require for more expensive parts—but more of an all-around bike for roads, muddy fields and river-crossings. The parts are also a combination of old and new. The old ones coming from my first one which is a heavy steel department store bike.

Frame: GT Aggressor A 2Kg aluminum frame. Bought from an online seller which claimed it to be a size 19 which would have been perfect for me. It turns out it was 21 inches from the top tube to the bottom bracket. The frame’s length fits me quite well but the height of the top tube leaves barely any room for standing in. Needless to say, my tender area is in constant danger 😉

Fork: Suntour XCR — The cheapest I could find. Heavy but also durable. Shock is of Coil type.

Rims: Cole 32 Holes — Good ole 26er rim. I laced it myself but got some other guy to true it.

Hub: Origin8 32 Holes — Sealed cartridge bearings. Accepts 9mm qr or Thru-axle.

Cassette: Shimano Alivio — 11-32 9-speed. I should have bought one of a higher grade since this one rusts easily (still usable). It’s probably not meant for wet riding conditions.

Chain Ring: Shimano Alivio — 40-24 teeth.

Chain: Shimano Alivio — 9-speed.

Shifters: Shimano Alivio

Derailleurs: Shimano Alivio

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