*See page 2 for a more up to date build*
This bike started life as a Saracen Forcetrax in about 1995 and gradually evolved through 4 frames and a whole range of different kit until it arrived at where it's at now and has pretty much stayed them same for the last 8 or 9 years.
Most of the parts I managed to get cheap when I worked in a bike shop so didnt always get to choose exactly what I would have wanted or the right colours but it's not too much of a mismatch.
I went out on it for a quick spin yesterday and it's all running great, perhaps could do with the brakes and forks servicing and I need to get another Nokian 3.0 tyre for the back. Also need either a set of wider/ higher Magura boosters or splash out on discs (meaning new wheels as well)..
Muddyfox 2000 Dual Slalom frame
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 1998 (LE Magic Yellow apparently)
BETD fork brace (for 3.0 tyre clearance)
Magura Tomac brakes
L&M Downhill Crank
Middleburn 48T Downhill ring
Half a DMR Speed guide (Pending either modification or removal)
DMR V12 pedals (+Terra pins)
XT 9sp shifter 1999
XT 9sp Cassett
XT rear mech
XT rear hub
Hope Fatso front hub
Planet-X BMF rims
FSA Orbit XLII Headset
X-Lite stem stackers x3
X-Lite Stem plug
X-Lite Disco B.B’s
X-Lite Crank caps
X-Lite Kevlar/ Titanium seat
Misc seatpost (was just whatever fitted)
Hutchinson Jumbo 2.45 tyre
Nokian Gazzaloddi 3.0 tyre
Things I would like to add/ change;
Hope Big Un's (old style) blue
Nokian Gazzaloddi 3.0 tyre for the back
Some nice decals for the frame, never seen any I want yet
Not sure weather to stick with the 48T ring or go back to my old 42T + DMR speedguide..