I'm looking for a bit of a shove in the right direction to be honest. I have my Expolsif that I'm looking to get trail ready again. A lot of the components need upgrading and Im trying to do this in keeping with the age and look of the bike.
I have recently bought a pair of 717 XC Mavic rims with XT hubs and an 8 speed cassette, Syncross stem, bars and skewers, Thomson seat post, Chris King headset and a pair of Avid V brakes in DX red so the parts pile is growing.
I'm now looking to swap the Levers and shifters but I don't know what I need to be right for the bike and 8 speed. Preferably I'd like XTR, would these need to be 950 or 951?? XT would obviously be the next best but I have no clue at all on part codes, this where I need some help!
I'm also looking for a god pair of suspension forks, but what would be right for the bike, travel, looks etc??
Thanks for your time reading this and hopefully you can offer some guidance or even parts.
I'd put some 100mm Marzocchi Z3's on it, personally. I always associate Marzocchi with Kona anyway, for some reason.