Update on the flex, whilst i love Maguras i was not really happy with the set-up of the bike and braking, so after some pondering i came up with this,
NOS STX-RC Cantilevers in Black
1 x Elusive Cantimount for rear Swingarm (Thanks oldskoolbabe)
1 x Cantimount for Girvin Forks
Keeping with the STX-RC theme, and wanting to use my Hope/Mavic combos on another build i swapped the wheels over.
And then the biggest update of all, yes thanks again must go to 'oldskoolbabe' for the Noleen rear shock, off came the rather hard elastomers and on went this very capable shock.
Am i happy, well i was pleased with the bike before and despite lacking in plushness for a full susser was content in my posterior acting as cushioning for my rides, now, well its amazing, the feel and smoothness of the bike has really come to the forefront, the loss of some weight from ditching the Maggies is noticeable and yet braking has not been compromised too much.
The bike feels more alive and whilst STX-RC groupsets are often overlooked it does deliver and looks the part too, it doesn't miss a gear and shifting is very precise.
Anyway a few pics, it was getting dark but will get some better pics soon,
"Would anyone else rather be doing something other than marching up and down the square????"