Time for an update as its been ages!
As my first post states, i have had this bike from new. i know that treks dont get much love on this site but i enjoy riding this alot and probably use it the most out of my collection!
The main changes are:
Wheels: I have had to temporarily retire the Dolomites as the freehub is goosed completely. I have however got the part number from trek themselves and will be ordering one in the near future. they will be needing new bearings and re trueing too. when cashflow permits i will sort these out!
I have replaced them with some M750/D521 Wheels, these arent really for XC bikes i know, but they look good, work well and feel very solid compared to the lightweight Rolfs.
Saddle/Seatpost: A pal of mine at work had a Use Sumo on his GT Avalanche but he wasnt getting on with it cos it kept slipping! a crisp twenty note was offered, he accepted, and it was mine. I wet and dried it down as it was scratched badly but it looks alot better with an original USE decal (supplied by gil) of course I decided to pair it up with a flite to lower the weight and make it comfier!!!
Bar Ends/Stem: A shorter stem has been added with some Woodman carbon bar ends. Much better!