I think I finally have a bike that is pretty much finished with no changes planned! Since my last update I've fitted my Atlas AM cranks which do feel stiffer than the Deus XC ones the replaced. I've also replaced my bent Blackspire chainring with a BETD one which is amazing quality especially for eighteen quid.
I've really gelled with the BFe over the last few weeks too; I've always liked it but have sometimes struggled with it but I don't know why. But I'm feeling really confident on it at the mo and did the bigger drop on a run of three (its bigger than it looks in the pics honest!).
I instantly felt at home on the Lopes 4X but this has taken a bit of riding to get used to it...but it's flying now! I think that the little tweaks that I've made have improved it; the forks are stiffer, the lighter wheels make it more spritely and the cranks sturdier.
The only things to change are the skewers for two black Hope ones, but oth than that it's all done until something breaks. The rear wheel needs truing though as its picked up a fair old buckle....oops.
2015 Stanton Ti Switchback
2006 Specialized Demo 8
2013 Specialized Allez Sport
1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon
1994 Cannnondale Beast of the East (rebuild still in progress)