I set this up for my single speed rigid and it is super tough (3+ years now) and nice looking. Don't be discouraged about the price, it is incredibly strong. I got the 80mm no rise and paired it with a V1 handlebar wooo maybe overkill for XC but I do on occasion go crazy on AM stuff. Trust me this product is the best for the value. Reliable as Thomson but much cheaper if you can find it on sale. I just wish they more colors like black.