2018 Vitus Sentier 29 - Budget to Bombproof

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Model
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Parts

Frame
Vitus
2018 Sentier 29
Frame: Vitus 2018 Sentier 29
Fork
RockShox
Yari 150mm 42mm Offset
2020 150mm w/ mud guard
Fork: RockShox Yari 150mm 42mm Offset. Misc: 2020 150mm w/ mud guard
Headset
Wolf Tooth
GeoShift 1º Performance Angle
1 Degree slack
Headset: Wolf Tooth GeoShift 1º Performance Angle. Misc: 1 Degree slack
Handlebar
Other
Vitus
800mm wide, 25mm rise
Handlebar: Other Vitus. Misc: 800mm wide, 25mm rise
Stem
DMR
Defy 35+
35mm, 31.8mm
Stem: DMR Defy 35+. Misc: 35mm, 31.8mm
Grips
ODI
AG2 Lock-On
Aaron Gwin Ultra Tacky
Grips: ODI AG2 Lock-On. Misc: Aaron Gwin Ultra Tacky
Brakes
SRAM
Guide RE
F: 200mm R: 180mm
Brakes: SRAM Guide RE. Misc: F: 200mm R: 180mm
Brake Levers
SRAM
Guide RE
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide RE
Shifters
SRAM
GX Eagle 12 Speed
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM
GX Eagle 1x12
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Cranks
Truvativ
Descendent 170mm
Cranks: Truvativ Descendent 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket
SRAM
XX1 Eagle 32T
Chainrings / Sprocket: SRAM XX1 Eagle 32T
Bottom Bracket
SRAM
DUB BB30
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB BB30
Chain
SRAM
GX Eagle 12 Speed
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed
Cassette / Rear Cog
SRAM
XG-1275 GX Eagle
10-50T
Cassette / Rear Cog: SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle. Misc: 10-50T
Pedals
Chromag
DAGGA
Pedals: Chromag DAGGA
Front Rim
Bontrager
Line Pro 30
Front Rim: Bontrager Line Pro 30
Rear Rim
Race Face
Affect R 30
Rear Rim: Race Face Affect R 30
Hubs
Other
F: Bontrager R: Race Face Turbine
3 degree pawl engagement upgrade
Hubs: Other F: Bontrager R: Race Face Turbine. Misc: 3 degree pawl engagement upgrade
Front Tire
Maxxis
DHF 3C TR DD Maxx Grip
29x2.5
Front Tire: Maxxis DHF 3C TR DD Maxx Grip. Misc: 29x2.5
Rear Tire
Maxxis
Dissector 3C TR DH Casing Maxx Grip
29x2.4
Rear Tire: Maxxis Dissector 3C TR DH Casing Maxx Grip. Misc: 29x2.4
Saddle
WTB
Silverado
Saddle: WTB Silverado
Seatpost
RockShox
Reverb 150
150mm with 1x remote
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb 150. Misc: 150mm with 1x remote
Seatpost Clamp
Other
Funn Frodon
Seatpost Clamp: Other Funn Frodon
General Info

General Info

Model Year
2018
Model Year:
2018
Riding Type
Trail / All-Mountain
Riding Type:
Trail / All-Mountain
Weight
30 lb 0 oz (13608 g)
Weight: 30 lb 0 oz (13608 g)
Additional Info

Bought this bike used for $600 and by the time I got done building it the only stock parts were the Saddle and the Handlebars. This is a true budget build. Originally when I got the bike it had a Rockshock Recon RL 130mm. I did the spacer tune to bring the fork up to 140mm. Sold the Rockshox Recon for $250 and bought a Fox 34 140mm that I bought for $85. Did a quick tune, rode it and sold it for $250 to buy a Rockshox Yari 150mm on sale for $480. The fork had a offset of 42mm making the trail about 10mm more. Within the first week I destroyed the stock WTB wheels. I found a pair of WTB 30s off a Kona locally for $250 which I ended up also destroying. Found a pair of Bontrager Line 30s for $100 but they didn't have a SRAM XD so I decided to upgrade the wheelset to a stronger Race Face Affect R 30 wheelset which I got for $280 and, you guessed it, I was able to ruin the front wheel. I reached out on FB and found someone who was selling a Bontrager Line 30 Pro for $50 and added that to the build. My brother gave me the Sram GX Eagle 10-50T Drivetrain off his 2019 Enduro. I was gifted a Chromag Daggas for my birthday after destroying a pair of cheap Amazon Nylon pedals that I got for $40 and I found a 3 Rockshox Reverbs on FB Marketplace that people weren't willing to rebuild for around $100, which I then sold each for $100 and bought a 2019 Reverb 1x for $150. I was able to pick up some Guide REs off someone locally with an e-bike for $150. When the pads wore out I upgraded them to the Gorilla Brakes Green Pads front and rear. Added a Jagwire gold cable and housing for the shifter. When the Maxxis SS and original DHF wore out I upped the game with a DH Case Dissector out back and a DD DHF up front. For the cockpit I shortened the stem to a DMR Defy 35 and opted for the ODI AG2 grips, which I went through 3 pairs of those. I added the Wolftooth GeoShift 1 degree a little later and eventually bought an additional 27.5 rear wheel for $75 that came with a GX eagle cassette so I could go mullet. The bike had a final HSA of 64.5 with the 29 on the rear and about a 63.5 with the mullet set up.

Additional Info:

Bought this bike used for $600 and by the time I got done building it the only stock parts were the Saddle and the Handlebars. This is a true budget build. Originally when I got the bike it had a Rockshock Recon RL 130mm. I did the spacer tune to bring the fork up to 140mm. Sold the Rockshox Recon for $250 and bought a Fox 34 140mm that I bought for $85. Did a quick tune, rode it and sold it for $250 to buy a Rockshox Yari 150mm on sale for $480. The fork had a offset of 42mm making the trail about 10mm more. Within the first week I destroyed the stock WTB wheels. I found a pair of WTB 30s off a Kona locally for $250 which I ended up also destroying. Found a pair of Bontrager Line 30s for $100 but they didn't have a SRAM XD so I decided to upgrade the wheelset to a stronger Race Face Affect R 30 wheelset which I got for $280 and, you guessed it, I was able to ruin the front wheel. I reached out on FB and found someone who was selling a Bontrager Line 30 Pro for $50 and added that to the build. My brother gave me the Sram GX Eagle 10-50T Drivetrain off his 2019 Enduro. I was gifted a Chromag Daggas for my birthday after destroying a pair of cheap Amazon Nylon pedals that I got for $40 and I found a 3 Rockshox Reverbs on FB Marketplace that people weren't willing to rebuild for around $100, which I then sold each for $100 and bought a 2019 Reverb 1x for $150. I was able to pick up some Guide REs off someone locally with an e-bike for $150. When the pads wore out I upgraded them to the Gorilla Brakes Green Pads front and rear. Added a Jagwire gold cable and housing for the shifter. When the Maxxis SS and original DHF wore out I upped the game with a DH Case Dissector out back and a DD DHF up front. For the cockpit I shortened the stem to a DMR Defy 35 and opted for the ODI AG2 grips, which I went through 3 pairs of those. I added the Wolftooth GeoShift 1 degree a little later and eventually bought an additional 27.5 rear wheel for $75 that came with a GX eagle cassette so I could go mullet. The bike had a final HSA of 64.5 with the 29 on the rear and about a 63.5 with the mullet set up.

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