I've been riding a '99 Axiom ti Signature Series since '00. I rebuilt it in '05, but now I'm really thinking of going with a custom.
My husband just got a custom ID8 in February and LOVES it. Yeah, perhaps it's a bit of keeping up with the DH, but I also have a herniated disc in my neck that I think may be more comfy with a custom fit.
I'm just not sure if I should got a new Axiom SG or an ID8.
My husband likes really stiff frames, and Seven really hit the nail on the head for him with the frame. I personally find his bike TOO stiff and like something a little more, um...forgiving. So I have 2 basic questions:
First, what would an ID8 give me over the Axiom? It seems like everyone at the shop (they sell 35 or so a year) is getting ID8's and loving them, but I don't know if it would give me any benefit over full ti. I love my Axiom and really only want a custom fit.
Second part of my question: Should I get a full build or just frame/fork/headset and transfer my parts over from the old bike? The group is full DA with an FSA SLK compact crank and I love it. Since I intend to sell the old Axiom, would I be better off selling the whole bike, or piecing it out?
Thanks for your thoughts.
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