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 $2050*

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 WTB ChrisCross i19 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 $2195*

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 WTB ChrisCross i19 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 $2095*

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 WTB ChrisCross i19 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 $2050*

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 WTB ChrisCross i19 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.