Bought this frame from here about 5 years ago... been sat in mum's shed ever since as I moved abroad.
Finally pulled all the parts from my old steel Avalanche and ported them over.
Not a pristine build, a bit budget and and mid range components (note taped up saddle
. Crappy phone pics help disguise it! I replaced the leaky RockShox Deluxe with a BAR I was given. Also running some old Manitous that could do with some nice 100mm Bombers or similar.
And yes, that is a Mavic 121 that might even be the same age as the bike. I'm not the most mental downhiller in the world, but i ride hard and weigh 90KG, so the fact it's lasted me 16 years on hard tails previous to this says something about it's build quality... think the D521 on my Marin B17 has buckled more.
Anyway, quite happy so far, just need to get out and ride it in anger
*Striker*Super Burner*Mustang*Palisades Trail*GT Avalanche (steel)*Coyote F2*Ruption Chogger*B17*Fire Mountain*Haro F1*Record Sprint*rebuilt the Avalanche*GT LTS-3*Muirwoods*Gary Fisher Sugar 3*FLX Attack (not very retro)*