I picked up this frame in almost brand new condition, used maybe a dozen times. It's an '04 Marin Rock Springs. I built it up with some parts off my old Marin HT (still hanging on to that frame, thinking about a nice SS for the trail...) and some new parts. I serviced the rear shock because it had been sitting for a few years.
Looking for any tips on my setup, weaknesses, etc... I'm on a tight budget and plan on upgrading parts if/when I kill them. I want something that gives me the best of both worlds, I love a good technical climb as much as a downhill. I don't do any really big stuff, but I enjoy a good rock garden, medium drops, big-ish rollers.
It's kind of heavy, but that doesn't bother me too much. I've got an old set of Sun Blackeye rims in reserve if I kill the ritcheys, both sets are true, so I figured I'd work through both of them before upgrading to something stronger. I've got an 85mm stem on the way to replace the 120mm monster on there now.
* Frame Size & Color: 17.5" 2004 Marin Rock Springs - Dark Silver
* Fork: 130mm Rock Shox Tora 302 Solo Air
* Brakes: Avid BB7 Mechanical 160mm rear, 203mm front
* Cranks: Shimano something or other - 22, 36, and BBG bashguard
* Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
* Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
* Pedals: Shimano pd-M520
* Stem: Marin (off old HT)
* Handlebar: Marin (off old HT)
* Seatpost: Marin stock
* Saddle: WTB Vigo
* Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
* Cassette: SRAM PG-950
* Headset: WTB Momentum Comp
* Grips: Bad*ss barbwire grips, nashbar bar ends
* Front Tire: Panaracer FireXCpro 2.1
* Front Rim: Ritchey Rock Comp
* Front Hub/Skewer: Diatech disc QR
* Rear Tire: Panaracer Trailblaster 2.1
* Rear Rim: Ritchey OCR Comp
* Rear Hub/Skewer: Diatech disc QR
* Weight: 32.4
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