So, I could have just bought an Easter Egg, but instead I decided to build myself a 27.5″ Hardtail MTB…as you do.
Brand X frame, bars and headset; RockShox Judy forks; Avid BB5 brakes, Sunrace MX crankset and bottom bracket with 32T chainring; Sunrace 11 speed chain; Sunrace MX 11 Speed shifter; Shimano SPD pedals; Deda seatpost; Charge Spoon saddle; Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+ 11 Speed Rear Mech; and finished off with Zefal Deflector mudguards.
And then we come on to the wheels, hand built mainly because of the warm glow of knowing if they go wrong it’s your own fault. Plus I hadn’t actually built a set of Tubeless wheels before now and it’s always good to learn new things.
WTB KOM i-23 TCS 27.5″ 32 hole rims; Shimano XT M756A Disc rear hub and a Shimano HB-M7010-B SLX front hub; Sapim Race Double Butted 14/16G Spokes, Schwalbe 27.5 x 2.25 Nobby Nic tubeless tyres; Schwalbe Tubeless rim rape, Tubeless valves and Schwalbe Doc Blue tyre sealant; and finished off with a Sunrace MX8 11 Speed 11/50T Cassette.
So that’s a very muddy Easter Sunday sorted.