Hi, I've been looking at the forum for a while now and thought I would take some pics of my bike today as it was my first proper ride out on it, great fun too!
Its a bit of a, "whatevers in the basket build". I bought the whole bike in bits for a really good price around christmas time and have been putting it together since then. I've not been riding offroad for about 5 years and this is the sort of bike I could only dream of affording back when I was a kid, so it was cool putting it together.
I seem to have ended up spending a bit more on it than I intended though!
After some snide bugger on ebay tried to rip me off for a broken shock I decided to be a man and splash out on a brand new manitou swinger 4-way to replace the crappy old shockworks rear shock which seemed to have left any semblance of damping in the last millenium.
Some new tioga 2.1 dh tyres and a new front wheel and I was ready to go. Its got hydraulic deore disc brakes which seem amazing (The best I had experienced before were V-brakes) and a few X-lite goodies I took off my old bike. I've got a DMR speedguide to fit but the BB seems to be absolutely welded in so I may switch to a dual chainset and derailleur to keep the chain on.
Next to be fitted are some Marzocchi junior-t's, although I'm a little hesitant as it seemed to be a bit of a slog on the uphills today. The RST Hi-5 seem pretty good after a quick service, and the air damping works well still. The Marzocchis should help out when I take it to some uplift days though!
Oh definately needs some paint soon too