First Custom Build – Part #1…

2011 Nukeproof Snap frame

Decided to build up a fun bike for town, skate park, BMX track etc.  It will be based on the frame above (2011 Nukeproof Snap) and be built up with the aim of ending up with a good, solid bike at a good price.

The fully built versions of this bike sell in the UK for about £1,400 for the ‘Comp’ model and nearly £2,100 for the ‘Pro’ version.  I want my version to come in at less than £500 for everything…we’ll see

I will be using as many of the old/spare components I have lying round as possible and looking for good deals on all the other bits I’ll need.


Above two pictures show the spare parts that I can use for this project that I already have;

Fork :  2006 Marzocchi MX Comp Air (105mm travel)

Wheels :  SunRinglé DS2-XC

Tyres :  Schwalbe Nobby Nic & Racing Ralph

Rear Mech :  Shimano Deore LX Mega9 – needs new jockey wheels (see below)

Shifter :  Shimano Deore Mega9

Cassette :  Shimano CS-HG50-9 11-34

Chain :  Shimano HG-53 9-speed

Rear Brake Rotor :  160mm

Front Brake Adapter :  Superstar 180mm PM-IS

Seat & Post :  Specialized BG

Pedals :  Welgo B087

New Parts

These are the new parts that have already arrived;

Frame :  2011 NukeProof Snap (Regular, Yellow)

Crankset :  Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 DH (Limited Edition – White)

Bottom Bracket :  Truvativ Hussefelt 

Chain Ring :  Blackspire Mono Veloce 34t  – will replace the 38t ring currently on the crankset.  A 38t single ring set-up is pretty useless in the Alps, unless all you want to use the bike for is lift accessed downhill & bike parks (and I’ve got the DH bike for that 😉  )

Headset :  Nukeproof Warhead 44IISS

Stem :  eXotic Carbon Matrix F Stem – 60mm x 25.4mm

Jockey Wheels :  Tacx Shimano 8, 9, 10-sp (the jockey wheels on the old Deore mech need to be replaced)

Gear Cable Outer/Casing :  Goodridge – White

Grass Snap

There’s still a few more bits on the way and some parts still to free up from the Rockhopper.  I’ll show these in the next instalment and hopefully it’ll be looking a little more bike-like by then 😉

Click here for Part #2

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