Looking good, even the forks are growing on me
I'd have to disagree with M970 not suiting the frame though. I think it looks perfect with the black and silver finish. I was almost put of buying mine because I thought I'd get the urge to swap my M950 kit for M970/80 and the added expense that would bring. I've resisted so far.....
You would say that after i've got rid!
The new XTR gear is just so good but i have to remain somewhat loyal to its roots with a splash of M950 (especially when i'm not using Pace forks
). I do have two purple M5 bolts as another retro nod.
I've also noticed a bit of creaking on mine, standing or sitting. Where abouts did you lube the frame? I want to try that before I start swapping parts over
Have a peak at the pictures at the top of this page (p3). take the seat post out and put loads in there! I mean loads as well. I used Finishline but copper stuff will be spot on also. I also did the BB with a job load and head tube. Mine still creaks under hard hammer but not at every blade of grass etc. It the only reason i bought the new cranks as i thought my BB was where the noise was coming from