Have been tinkering with this bike recently.
I didn't like the way the silver Controltech stuff fitted with the rest of the build and the welds on the stem were definitely wrong. Also the saddle while comfy didn't feel right.
So, off with Controltech and in with Syncros Ti seatpost and bars. Finished of with a Flight and a GT Flipflop stem. Also while I was at it I decided to add a bit of colour so put a touch of purple on it with the skewers.
And I switched the outer chain ring to a darker anodised one to tone down the silver some more and put some more modern rubber on it for the winter.
Much happier with it now
Here's some pics taken after a couple of loops of the FoD trail centre this morning (forgot to take any in the forest
Great ride but a bit tarnished by the 'good condition' flight that the boot polish rubbed off and the syncros ti seatpost that instantly started to rotate at the joint between the saddle clamp and the post
be careful kids there is some tat out there! (That'll learn me for not checking stuff thoroughly when it arrives!)