I built My husbands his dream downhill bike using Hope Technology components and Orange DH Frame.

Today I am sharing a video with you all. This is a bit nerve-wracking for me. I have been blogging for so long and I share my life with you all but youtube is still a very scary place for me. You would think I would be so comfortable in front of the camera but I always feel a bit weird about it. 

Here we have me building my husband a new downhill bike. I am not a mechanic but I want to learn to be a bit more independent when it comes to mechanics. 

We were on a bit of a budget but I am so lucky to be a Hope technology ambassador and get a massive discount on products. So this made his dream a possibility without completely breaking the bank. First, we had to find the right second-hand frame. After what felt like weeks of searching for the right frame. Wow, the prices of second-hand bikes has sky rocked lately. It is a bit insane. We eventually found an Orange bikes DH frame for a steal. There was in like-new condition. We thought there was a scratch on it but it turns out to be the decals on the frame. It is in mint condition besides that. We used a few things from his old bike like the suspension fork. You will see in the video. 

All the Hope technology components used and there RPR 

27.5 wheels Fortus 30 Pro 4 Front 110x20mm £160
27.5 wheels Fortus 30 Pro 4 Rear 12 x 150mm blue hubs 6 bolt £265
2 x Floating rotors 200mm 6 bolt blue £50 each
Brakes Tech 3 V4 blue front and rear (black hose) £190 each
Evo crankset blue 165mm for 83mm threaded BB  with 36 tooth blue chaining £265
Stem downhill direct mount blue 50mm £100
Headset spacers blue £10
Top cap blue £20
Lock on grips black £25
Grip Drs blue £20

Total for Hope tech items at RPR £1345

The Frame is an Orange bike 324 bought from Pink bike for £650 (I think) 

Magic mary tyres £40 each 
Pedals Shimano M424 SPD £45
handlebars - Nukeproof Horizon V2 Alloy risers £65.99
Chainguard  £45.99

Total cost £2231.98

We used the suspension fork from his old bike and an old chain. Which broke first run lucky we had a new one at the ready. 

I hope you enjoy this little video