Now that the SkyHawk is sold out and out of production I figure it will be worth a lot more . I love this bike and bought it because I didn't want to spend a lot of money up front in case I didn't like the sport. Well, I love the sport, everything about it. And this bike has been amazing. Nothing IMO can come close to beating it for the money. I have decided not to upgrade to the Goblin right away and instead get good on the 26". Not only good with my riding skills but also with my bike mechanics. So it is time to start upgrading this bike. I want to discover what I like and don't like about custom parts. I want to learn how to install them and maintain them. And I want to learn to ride like a pro. My plan is to upgrade one thing at a time and then get some ride time in so I can get a feel for how the upgrade feels and whether or not I like it. I want to start with the things that will make the biggest differences/improvements and to me that is Fork and Wheels. Then I am going to move to the cockpit and drive train. We'll see if I go farther. I'm going to build my own wheels because I want to learn to do that. I already have the parts ordered and should be able to start that next week. But for now I have upgraded my fork!
Pictures to follow but this Suntour Epicon is awesome. If you have a stock fork on your SkyHawk at least get this Epicon. I got mine off Ebay from one of the best internet sellers I have ever dealt with. Straight out of Taiwan. Got it for $189 shipped and was at my door three days later. I don't know how they did that. Here is the fork and the seller I got mine from. This seller is awesome:
2013 SR Suntour Epicon X2 MTB Fork 100mm Remote Lockout White Mountain Bike New | eBay
The fork was half the weight of my stock fork. The front end is so light and nimble now and I cannot even begin to explain the difference it made. You have got to upgrade your fork!
Jerry Hazard has inspired me to pimp this bike out with upgrades. I like his style. There will not be much black left on this bike when I get done... at least that is the plan. For now, I have only upgraded the fork but there will be more to follow as I get a chance to test everything. I'm going to make this bike as light as I can get it and as cool looking as I can. Bye Bye Black
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