Let's Build the Most Expensive DH Bike Ever

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12/28/2015 2:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2016 10:30 AM

Can we figure out the most expensive custom DH bike build using true DH worthy parts?

Find and post components and their MSRP and I'll add it to the build. If someone finds a more expensive part, I'll replace it in the overall list and it'll evolve from there. PLEASE post both the product name, the MSRP (in USD) and a link to the site which has the price listed and I'll add it to the build assuming it'll fit the build.

Currently, the most expensive frame we've found, unless we go with a gearbox or something, is the Specialized S Works Demo at $4,500 (thanks Kusa for finding that).

Keep in mind, with a gearbox bike shifters and drivetrain is generally included, so we miss out on some spendy items going that route. It might offset that though, depending on how much the frame is.

Here's the evolving build list so far:

Frame: Trek Session Frameset--------------------------------------- $4,999
Fork: Avalanche MTN-8 w/ all the upgrades ----------------------$3,825
Shock: Stendec ARMA Extreme Shox----------- -------------------$875
Cranks: Shimano Saint w/ SRM Power Meter --------------------$3489.16
Chainring: B-Labs Oval Cinch DM Chainring --------------------- $84.99
Bottom Bracket: Rotor BSA30 Ceramic Grade 3 BB-------------$300.00
Headset: Chris King Inset 2 --------------------------------------------$170
Hubs: Chris King ISO DH w/ Ceramic Bearings-------------------$748r/$383f
Hub Upgraded 54pt Ratchet--------------------------------------------$100
Spokes/Nipples: Sapim CX Ray spokes w/ alloy nips------------$188
Rims: ENVE M90 --------------------------------------------------------- $999 x 2
Derailleur: SRAM X01 DH -----------------------------------------------$272
Pulley Wheel Upgrade: CeramicSpeed 3D printed Ti ------------$871.28
Cassette: SRAM XG-795 Cassette -----------------------------------$284
Chain: TBN 11sp Ti ------------------------------------------------------ $200
Shifter: SRAM X01 DH ---------------------------------------------------$141
Brakes: Trickstuff Cleg 4 mk II----------------------------------------- $499x2
Rotors: Formula 2-piece al.--------------------------------------------- $138.99x2
Bar: ENVE Minnaar Bar --------------------------------------------------$225
Stem: ENVE DM----------------------------------------------------------- $325
Grips: TMR Premium Imprint----- --------------------------------------$57.50
Post: ENVE Carbon ------------------------------------------------------ $275
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Tekno Saddle--------------------------------$475
Pedals: Reset-Racing Pedal3 w/ Ti axle -----------------------------$653
Tires: Magic Mary Super Gravity Evolution Line, Folding Bead-$96.33x2
Chainguide: MRP G4 Carbon--------------------------------------------$224.95
Ti Bolts all around ----------------------------------------------------------$200

Total: $22,832.53
How high can we get this baller bike build to get?

Go!








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12/28/2015 2:53 PM

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12/28/2015 2:54 PM

Dialed!

Build list adjusted!

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/28/2015 10:15 PM

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12/29/2015 12:51 AM

FSA SL-K MTB Compact 386 BB30 Chainset 2015 $772.49??

here

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12/29/2015 4:02 AM

Maybe a fox 40 with the öhlins catrigde would be more expensive?

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12/29/2015 7:03 AM

Trek Session Carbon frameset is 4999.99$ !

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12/29/2015 8:42 AM

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12/29/2015 9:36 AM

I thought about that when I was first building the list but decided against it as it's not a true DH pedal and the Mallet's are available.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/29/2015 9:38 AM

JoeyHooo wrote:

Trek Session Carbon frameset is 4999.99$ !

Added. Thanks for the find!

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/29/2015 9:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2015 9:50 AM

tyler_a wrote:

FSA SL-K MTB Compact 386 BB30 Chainset 2015 $772.49??

here

I don't know that these are available in an 83mm configuration?

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/29/2015 9:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2015 9:53 AM

NóiNPO wrote:

Race Face SixC Cinch Direct Mount Crank Arms = 650 usd on CRC

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/dk/en/race-face-sixc-cinch-direct-mount-crank-arms/rp-prod125842

Sweet! Added until we figure out if those FSA cranks are really an option for a DH bike.

And FYI, I'm going to use US MSRP to keep this consistent.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/29/2015 10:02 AM

NóiNPO wrote:

Maybe a fox 40 with the öhlins catrigde would be more expensive?

I think öhlins offers the fork with the cart pre-installed for around $2,100. BOS for US pricing is still higher.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

12/29/2015 10:32 AM

You can add chain guide to your list .
Some are very expensive, like mrp g3 micro carbone around 200$ i think.

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12/29/2015 10:37 AM

Chris king Iso hubs :
-210$ front
-415$ rear

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12/29/2015 11:52 AM

Isn't the ENVE Minnaar DH Bar $225

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12/29/2015 12:07 PM

ChOu177 wrote:

Chris king Iso hubs :
-210$ front
-415$ rear

Went to double check your prices and stumbled on the DT Swiss 240s' retail... $475/$301.

I'll check chainguilds out really quick and add to list.

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12/29/2015 12:12 PM

Eisma wrote:

Isn't the ENVE Minnaar DH Bar $225

Boom! Good catch. Added to the list.

We're quickly getting up to the $15,000 point and we're still short a handful of components.

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12/29/2015 12:26 PM

XG-795 MINI BLOCK™ Cassette : 284$
X01 DH X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur : 272$
X01 DH X-ACTUATION™ Trigger Shifter : 141$

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12/29/2015 2:49 PM

JoeyHooo wrote:

XG-795 MINI BLOCK™ Cassette : 284$
X01 DH X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur : 272$
X01 DH X-ACTUATION™ Trigger Shifter : 141$

Boosh! Over 15K with the addition of the drivetrain.

I know some of the build could have more expensive parts that what we've listed so far. Gonna dig around later to see if I can't find some spendier items.

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12/29/2015 5:29 PM

Magic Mary Super Gravity Evolution Line, Folding Bead is $96.33

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1/2/2016 1:02 PM

New Hub! It's a bit old, but very expensive.

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/news/article/sea-otter-2012-kappius-components-show-evolution-hubs-33835/

MSRP of $699 for rear, $299 for the front.

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1/2/2016 10:23 PM

Well if we add the hubs^^^ and the Trek Session frame because its $500 more and also these e13 pedals which are $300. What does that bring us to?
http://www.jensonusa.com/Pedals/e13-LG1-Race-Ti-Axle-Pedals

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1/5/2016 10:35 AM

sorny1933 wrote:

Magic Mary Super Gravity Evolution Line, Folding Bead is $96.33

Added.

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1/5/2016 10:37 AM

PeteB wrote:

New Hub! It's a bit old, but very expensive.

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/news/article/sea-otter-2012-kappius-components-show-evolution-hubs-33835/

MSRP of $699 for rear, $299 for the front.

Not available in 150/157x12 unfortunately, only 142.

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1/5/2016 10:38 AM

Morrisgabriel wrote:

Well if we add the hubs^^^ and the Trek Session frame because its $500 more and also these e13 pedals which are $300. What does that bring us to?
http://www.jensonusa.com/Pedals/e13-LG1-Race-Ti-Axle-Pedals

Added the pedals. Good find.

Current total is $15,536 and still going to go up.

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1/5/2016 7:49 PM

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1/5/2016 9:27 PM

Sapim CX ray spokes -$3.00 each.
Alloy Nipples- $1.50 each.

Narrow wide ring- around %75.

Carbon railed Carbon body Road saddle-$475
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/selle-italia-slr-tekno-saddle-sel0079?skidn=SEL0079-BK-S1&ti=UExQIENhdDpNZW4ncyBCaWtlIFNhZGRsZXM6MTozOmNjQ2F0MTAwNDk2

Could do a Wipperman Ti Chain too if your going ultra bling @ $300

Is the BOS an air spring? If not add $300 for a Ti fork spring

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1/5/2016 11:20 PM

you def need a better headset: Chris King Inset, $165, king ceramic also, $230

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1/6/2016 2:56 AM

Ergon GS3 grip ona a DH bike? Seriously?

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