What do you think of my cheap bike build?

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What do you think of my cheap bike build?
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Posted: May 21, 2020 at 21:40 Quote

Its a 2020 Hyper Explorer originally bought from walmart for $250

Only thing stock left is the frame, BB, saddle, rear drive train and wheelset

SR suntour 130mm fork with remote lockout $225
DNM 190mm rear shock $80
EC90 720mm carbon flat bars $40
Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes $60
T Mars dropper most $75
Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 tires $65ea
Snafu lock on grips $10
Wake 45mm stem $15
Ganopper 175mm crankset $45
Deckas 32t oval chainring $25
Rockbro flat pedals $20

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 6:20 Quote
The only thing I don’t care for is the external dropper cable. I would have skipped the dropper and maybe upgraded the saddle. What does it weigh, and what drivetrain does it have? The only thing that counts is whether YOU like the set up and enjoy the ride. It appears you now have a $1000 Wal Mart bike set up like you want it.

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 6:27 Quote
DonLopez wrote:
The only thing I don’t care for is the external dropper cable. I would have skipped the dropper and maybe upgraded the saddle. What does it weigh, and what drivetrain does it have? The only thing that counts is whether YOU like the set up and enjoy the ride. It appears you now have a $1000 Wal Mart bike set up like you want it.

It doesn't have an option for internal routing and I wasn't about to drill a hole but it does work. Started life at 45lbs. Now it weighs 33lbs. Its a 1x9 with a falcon rear drivetrain

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 17:38 Quote
From 45 lbs to 33 is pretty amazing.

Posted: May 23, 2020 at 6:56 Quote
DonLopez wrote:
From 45 lbs to 33 is pretty amazing.

Yea i was amazed. The front fork was about a 6lb difference. Still have some weight to shed with the factory BB and wheelset. But for now I'm going to ride it until the wheels fall off or the frame snaps haha. Only prob is the frame is aluminum but the rear triangle is steel. Still light for a big box bike

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