Below are a few suggested build for the Monster Cross bikes.  Each one is specified with wide range, hill climbing gears.  If you prefer different parts – seat, cranks, brakes… – I’m happy to change out any part and requote for you.  Popular upgrades are:  White Industries VBC cranks, Paul Minimoto brakes, Chris King headsets, Brooks seats.

Shimano 105 5800 Monster Cross Build $2105*

Item Description
Frame Black Mountain Cycles Cross frame set
Headset Cane Creek 40 Black
Spacers As Needed
Crankset Shimano RS500 46/36
Bottom Bracket Shimano BBR60
Shifters Shimano 105 5800
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 2
Stem Dimension 31.8
Grips / Tape PRO Sport Control Black
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 5800
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 5800 GS
Brake Levers Included w/ Shifters
Front Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Rear Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Wheelset
Front Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rear Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rims Velocity A23 Tubeless Compatible
Rim Strips Double layer tubeless tape
Spokes / Nipples DT Competition 2.0/1.8 w/ brass nipples
Hub Quick Release Shimano included
Tires WTB Nano 40 TCS or WTB Riddler 45 TCS
Tubes Sealant + WTB TCS Valve
Cassette SRAM PC-1130 11-36
Chain Shimano HG701
Seat WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post DMN 27.2 Forged
Seat Clamp Included
Pedals Not included

 

SRAM Rival 22 Monster Cross Build $2275*

Item Description
Frame Black Mountain Cycles Cross frame set
Headset Cane Creek 40 Black
Spacers As Needed
Crankset SRAM Rival 22 46/36
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Shifters SRAM Rival 2×11
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 2
Stem Dimension 31.8
Grips / Tape PRO Sport Control Black
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival 22 w/ adapter
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX 2×11 w/ cable adjuster
Brake Levers Include w/ shifters
Front Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Rear Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Wheelset
Front Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rear Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rims Velocity A23 Tubeless Compatible
Rim Strips Double layer tubeless tape
Spokes / Nipples DT Competition 2.0/1.8 w/ brass nipples
Hub Quick Release Shimano included
Tires WTB Nano 40 TCS or WTB Riddler 45 TCS
Tubes Sealant + WTB TCS Valve
Cassette SRAM PG-1130 11-36
Chain SRAM PC-1150
Seat WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post DMN 27.2 Forged
Seat Clamp Included
Pedals Not included

 

SRAM 10-Speed Bar-End Monster Cross Build $2175*

Item Description
Frame Black Mountain Cycles Cross frame set
Headset Cane Creek 40 Black
Spacers As Needed
Crankset IRD Defiant 46/30
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-UN55
Shifters SRAM 10s Bar-End
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 2
Stem Dimension 31.8
Grips / Tape PRO Sport Control Black
Front Derailleur Shimano CX70
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX 2×10 w/ cable tensioner
Brake Levers Cane Creek SCR-5
Front Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Rear Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Wheelset
Front Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rear Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rims Velocity A23 Tubeless Compatible
Rim Strips Double layer tubeless tape
Spokes / Nipples DT Competition 2.0/1.8 w/ brass nipples
Hub Quick Release Shimano included
Tires WTB Nano 40 TCS or WTB Riddler 45 TCS
Tubes Sealant + WTB TCS Valve
Cassette SRAM PG-1030 11-36
Chain KMC X10
Seat WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post DMN 27.2 Forged
Seat Clamp Included
Pedals

 

SRAM Rival 1X11 Monster Cross Build $2145*

Item Description
Frame Black Mountain Cycles Cross frame set
Headset Cane Creek 40 Black
Spacers As Needed
Crankset SRAM Rival 1 42t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Shifters SRAM Rival 1×11
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 2
Stem Dimension 31.8
Grips / Tape PRO Sport Control Black
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival 1
Brake Levers Include w/ shifters
Front Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Rear Brake Avid Shorty 4 w/ KoolStop Thinline Pads
Wheelset
Front Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rear Hub Shimano 105 5800 32h Black
Rims Velocity A23 Tubeless Compatible
Rim Strips Double layer tubeless tape
Spokes / Nipples DT Competition 2.0/1.8 w/ brass nipples
Hub Quick Release Shimano included
Tires WTB Nano 40 TCS or WTB Riddler 45 TCS
Tubes Sealant + WTB TCS Valve
Cassette SRAM PG-1130 11-42
Chain SRAM PC-1130
Seat WTB Volt Comp
Seat Post DMN 27.2 Forged
Seat Clamp Included
Pedals Not included

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice due to availability or changes to my cost.  Prices do not include applicable sales tax or shipping.  CA residents add 8/5% sales tax.  Because carton size is typically oversize, shipping costs are generally in the $125 – $150 range.