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  • 12-29-2012
    motoolfan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    I got my frame for $40.00 so I can't complain.

    Nice find! I'm contemplating on building a 650b,
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
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    Sette Reken
    Frame and Size - Medium 16"
    Fork and Headset - RockShox XC 30 TK 2012 / FSA Orbit Headset
    Handlebars / Stem / Grips - Bontrager / Azonic / Sette
    Saddle / Seatpost - Velo Redline CR-MO
    Cassette - SRAM 8 Speed
    Chain - SRAM
    Crank Set / Bottom Bracket - Race Face Ride XC X Type / Race Face
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X4
    Shifters - SRAM X4
    Pedals - Ritchey Whiteface SPD
    Brakes / Brake Levers - Hayes HFX Nines / Delta Cycle Aztec Stainless Discs/ Hayes HFX Nines Levers
    Wheelset - WTB Speed Disc's
    9mm Anodized Red QR
    Tires - Specialized Enduro 26x2.20 / Kenda 26x2.10

    I plan on upgrading the Bars, Seatpost, and Stem next. Probably going to go all Carbon or Raceface Ride to match my Crankset. I've got something in the works though.

    Please forgive my picture i'll get some better ones soon. I've had a case of the shaky hands lately when taking pics ( I should use my tripod ) and it's been pretty cloudy out so I don't have good lighting to work with.
  • 12-31-2012
    jkad
    Looking good bro, did you weigh it yet??
  • 12-31-2012
    rynoman03
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    It was 28.8 with the old fork. No I haven't weighed it with this fork. I'll try to stick it on the bathroom scale later tonight or this week. It was quite fun to ride today while it was snowing.

    Here's a few more pics.
  • 01-03-2013
    rchan
    These pics look awesome!
  • 01-13-2013
    iRide4fun
    Update
    Almost there 😃




    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iRide4fun View Post
    Frame came in yesterday. Once I purchase a fork I will begin transferring the parts over.

    Sette Reken 18 inch :thumbsup:
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire Kenda Nevegal to come
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trai
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.4
    FD: Coming Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: Sram X.4 long cage SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR

  • 01-14-2013
    jkad
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    Just added some Elixir R's...almost done
  • 01-14-2013
    rynoman03
    ^^ Those look amazing! You're gonna have a pretty slick bike when your done!
  • 03-13-2013
    jkad
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    Finally done
    25.4Lbs rode it Last weekend for the 1st time, felt snappy.
    Ride on
  • 03-13-2013
    rynoman03
    Like! Sharp looking!

    I gotta ask again. Where did you get that RaceFace crank at I'm building a 29'er right now that thing would look awesome on. Also I scored some elixr 5's for my 29er for 99 I'm debating putting them on the sette or the 29'er SS.
  • 03-14-2013
    twa
    1 Attachment(s)
    Rigid Reken
    Last spring (2012) after the first few rides I decided to go full rigid. I found a great deal on a Mosso fork on ebay and it was under 800gm with both canti and disc mounts. Here's an updated pic from last summer on our favorite local loop at Mount Agamenticus.

    For 2013 I upgraded to Shimano XT spd pedals and I'll be converting it to 2x9 in the next month because I new rings, cassette and chain anyhow.

    Attachment 780830



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by twa View Post
    I'm 5'8". My 16" reken is tipping the scales at 24.6lbs. The shop did a great job transferring the parts. My XTR rear der didn't make it onto the bike because of a bent adjustment screw where it mounts to the dropout. There is a newer model XT (2008?) der. on there now and I think it might shift quicker than the older xtr der. Now I need the snow to melt!!!

    Final part list:


    Rock Shox Sid Team (100mm)
    FSA carbon cranks / BB
    shimano m525 pedals
    XT rear der 9sp
    XTR front der
    XTR thumb shifters
    SRAM cassette / chain
    Avid single digit 7 vbrakes / levers
    Ti Saddle
    Generic black 27.2 seatpost (bought used from shop)
    26" motobecane wheels (dont' know weight, but pretty light)
    Moto riser handlebar
    Giant road stem (90mm)
    ODI ruffian lock-on grips
    IRC mythos 2.1's (Going to install 2.3" Prowler MX and 2.3" Prowler XT, weight will rise at least 300grams)




  • 03-24-2013
    iRide4fun
    Finally done, well except for the pedals being installed. Can't wait to get out on the trails!!










    Sette Reken 18 inch :thumbsup:
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite*
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trail
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.7
    FD: Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR
    Shifter cable: Alligator super fortress
    Brake cable: Odyssey Slic Kable
  • 03-24-2013
    rynoman03
    Nice!

    TWA how's that bike ride with the Rigid fork?
  • 03-24-2013
    jkad
    Looks great!! you're going to enjoy it.
    I have had mine out a few times and LOVE it.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iRide4fun View Post
    Finally done, well except for the pedals being installed. Can't wait to get out on the trails!!










    Sette Reken 18 inch :thumbsup:
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite*
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trail
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.7
    FD: Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR
    Shifter cable: Alligator super fortress
    Brake cable: Odyssey Slic Kable

  • 03-24-2013
    rynoman03
    I've put 300 miles on my Reken as of this last weekend. Love the crap outta this bike!
  • 03-24-2013
    twa
    It rides great with a rigid fork. Your shoulders are sore the first couple of rides but after that you can hardly tell. In Maine there is a lot of rocks and roots so big tires are very helpful and I run 2.3" tires, and they soak up bumps well.

    I have gotten a lot better at technical climbs since getting rid of the suspension fork and it rails corners in flow type single track.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Nice!

    TWA how's that bike ride with the Rigid fork?

  • 03-24-2013
    rynoman03
    Cool. My fork I got on my Reken doesn't climb well. It's the RockShox 30 TK. I'm a little bit of a heavier rider at 217 and 5'8" so that might add to it. I'm trying to get down below 200 though. I might have to get a stiffer spring in my fork.

    I have pondered going rigid though. Esp on my 29'er SS.
  • 04-04-2013
    JMac47
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  • 04-04-2013
    toot334455
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBGreatFalls79 View Post
    heres my brand new Reken. bone stock except for the XTR front derailer that my LBS hooked me up with.

    I got one of these last year, so solid for the price.

    Things that ive upgraded that made it so much better:

    Grips, oury red
    xt chain and rear deralieuer
    Saddle

    Next thing to go is the dart 3

    Did you upgrade anything?
  • 04-04-2013
    rynoman03
    OURY grips are the bomb. I'm getting a set for my Reken next. I got a set on my 29'er.
  • 04-04-2013
    zarr
    I wish the Reken didn't have brake studs on it.I want to cut and grind/file them off, but I'm worried I might mess up.But I still might try...it would really look sharp without 'em...no doubt.
  • 04-04-2013
    jkad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    I wish the Reken didn't have brake studs on it.I want to cut and grind/file them off, but I'm worried I might mess up.But I still might try...it would really look sharp without 'em...no doubt.

    was thinking the same thing...
  • 04-04-2013
    rynoman03
    Mine are cut off! I bought my frame used and the guy already did it. I can get you a pic if you need it.
  • 04-05-2013
    toot334455
    Mine came with them off, I bought the full bike and not just the frame.
    Also anyone know if the rockshox dart 3 will support 650 b wheels?
  • 04-05-2013
    zarr
    I guess the safest way to do it is to hacksaw as much as you can then file the rest.I'm too nervous right now to use a grinder...but might try.I filed a couple of the cable guides down already so I could run full length housing through them...it takes quite a while.Maybe I used the wrong tooth file though.i'm gonna try to use a drill and bit on some...but the close tolerances os the stops make it hard to position the drill.I have a cheapo dremel tool, but not enough torque to cut the aluminum...it is pretty tough.
  • 04-05-2013
    rynoman03
    Go to harbor freight. Get a cheap grinder with a cutoff wheel. Protect your bike from shavings and stuff with wet towels and get after it. Heck i'd use the dremel if you have it. Dremel cutoff wheels should go through it too!
  • 04-05-2013
    zarr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Go to harbor freight. Get a cheap grinder with a cutoff wheel. Protect your bike from shavings and stuff with wet towels and get after it. Heck i'd use the dremel if you have it. Dremel cutoff wheels should go through it too!

    Can you link the HF site tool(s) you're talking about?
    I'd greatly appreciate it...no sense guessing and getting the wrong tools.
    Z
    Better to ask when I dunno something I say.The only really dumb(within reason) question is the one that aren't asked.LOL
  • 04-05-2013
    rynoman03
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Can you link the HF site tool(s) you're talking about?
    I'd greatly appreciate it...no sense guessing and getting the wrong tools.
    Z
    Better to ask when I dunno something I say.The only really dumb(within reason) question is the one that aren't asked.LOL


    Just a cheapo angle grinder.

    Angle Grinder - Save on this 4-1/2" Angle Grinder

    Use a cutoff wheel like this.

    10 Piece 4-1/2" Grinding and Cutting Wheel Assortment for Metal

    Cutoff wheel is on the bottom right of that picture.
  • 04-05-2013
    zarr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Just a cheapo angle grinder.

    Angle Grinder - Save on this 4-1/2" Angle Grinder

    Use a cutoff wheel like this.

    10 Piece 4-1/2" Grinding and Cutting Wheel Assortment for Metal

    Cutoff wheel is on the bottom right of that picture.

    Thanks.I always wanted to get those things off the frame.
    The performance XCL Comp frame is another nice frame that could use the same job.I had one,but took it back to fund a new fork.it's nice like the Reken...and the XCL 29er frame is real nice too.
    Access XCL Comp Mountain Bike Frame - Mountain Bike Frames
  • 04-25-2013
    jkad
    Well, Iíve been hammering away on my Reken now for the past 2 months
    And I have to say I couldnít be more pleased with it! Flicks great, climbs well
    And I have no complaints about bombing down hills!! For a $90.00 frame
    I have ridden this thing hard and it rocks!
  • 04-25-2013
    rynoman03
    Nice! It bombs hills pretty good doesn't it!?! I changed my tires to Specialized Fast Trax and it made a huge difference. Also changed up the bars to some risers, and OURY grips. Funny thing is I've out rolled 29'ers on some of the gravel rides I've done.
  • 05-17-2013
    iRide4fun
    Now it is 100%







    My buddies specialized hard rock and mine. Picture taken at Trexler town getting ready to drop in HP3. Normally I would swap bikes for one or two runs. But I just hate the fork he has. I'm not even sure it is working right. I feel like it is a rigid fork 0_o



  • 07-14-2013
    JMac47
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    650B'd
    I out roll a lot of 29r's with mine too!
    Attachment 815951
  • 08-08-2013
    shyamrox
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 120 View Post
    Yep, 650b works great



    What fork do you have on there? It looks great!
  • 08-08-2013
    shyamrox
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pexio View Post
    My Reken SS I built last summer.


    Looks great! what kind of fork is that?
  • 08-08-2013
    zarr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shyamrox View Post
    Looks great! what kind of fork is that?

    are you looking for a rigid fork for a reken?
    This fork would serve the Reken well.
    Dimension Mountain Fork w/disc tabs 1-1/8" Threadless Black - AEBike.com
  • 08-08-2013
    shyamrox
    THanks, I was looking for straight tubes though - So far i've found the Surly Instigator, and the Salsa CroMo - I really want the Instigator, however its 100mm suspension corrected...I'm concerned coupling that with 650b rims would make the front end too long...thoughts? I know I can get the Salsa CroMo with 425mm A-C versus the Instigator's 447 A-C......thoughts?
  • 08-18-2013
    StabMasta
    I just fit a set of 29er wheels to my Reken commuter. They DO fit. However, I'm using a rigid Mosso fork so it has more clearance than a suspension fork. I'll be using some low profile 700x35 slicks that will allow the rear wheel to fit in the frame as well. I believe this is the way to go if you want to use the largest wheels possible in a Reken. I'll post pics when I get my tires.

    Does anyone know if there will be any cons to fitting 29er wheels to my frame?
  • 08-18-2013
    zarr
    it's gonna highten your bottom bracket height...if that matters.
    It also could cause toe overlap...that means the front wheel will be closer to your foot...could cause problems during turning...that depends on the length of the top tube and your shoe size.
  • 08-18-2013
    zarr
    ...29 wheels will make your head tube angle too slack prolly...a 410 axle to crown fork and a 650b set-up might work better for ya.
  • 08-19-2013
    StabMasta
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    It won't be more slack than how I had it set up with a 100mm Rockshox SID and 26" wheels. The fork I have now is not suspension corrected and a 29er wheel fits quite well.

    This is the bike fitted with 29" wheels and FLAT 2.3 tires. It's a tight fit, but there won't be any problem mounting 700x35 tires for urban riding. The head angle in this configuration (bare rims) is 71 degrees. :cool:

    So yeah, I now have a Reken 29er.

    Attachment 825241
  • 08-20-2013
    jkad
    3 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 825381Attachment 825382

    Some small adjustments since I last posted..like the Thompson seatpost I broke the carbon Sette post in a few months I have been riding this bike hard and gotta say LOVE it! for a $90 frame you simply cant beat it. Stiff and handles well.
  • 08-20-2013
    zarr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StabMasta View Post
    It won't be more slack than how I had it set up with a 100mm Rockshox SID and 26" wheels. The fork I have now is not suspension corrected and a 29er wheel fits quite well.

    This is the bike fitted with 29" wheels and FLAT 2.3 tires. It's a tight fit, but there won't be any problem mounting 700x35 tires for urban riding. The head angle in this configuration (bare rims) is 71 degrees. :cool:

    So yeah, I now have a Reken 29er.

    Attachment 825241

    you're right.I didn't remember that both wheels are 29er...so the ht angle is ok.
    ...as lng as you don't have a toe overlap problem,and you can live with the hightened bottom bracket, you're good to go.
    Me my self, I'm gonna try a 650b set-up.
  • 08-20-2013
    StabMasta
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    you're right.I didn't remember that both wheels are 29er...so the ht angle is ok.
    ...as lng as you don't have a toe overlap problem,and you can live with the hightened bottom bracket, you're good to go.
    Me my self, I'm gonna try a 650b set-up.

    I'm currently riding it with 26x1.5 slicks and my BB is WAY too low. I think the 29er wheels may help. I never had a problem with 26" wheels and 2.3 tires though.
  • 08-21-2013
    vertsk8er2
    Started my first build with a Reken. Build thread coming soon.

    Sette Reken frame
    Marzocchi Bomber Fork
    Shimano MT-15 Wheelset
    Avid BB5 Brake kit
    Race Face Ride BB and Crankset


  • 08-25-2013
    don-f

    This project started a few weeks ago as a budget frame project and things just added up from there. I sourced a lot off eBay and used the price match at Jenson and Tree House. I forgot brake and shifter cables until a few days ago, so it will be a week or so until they arrive. The total is $924 and includes shipping costs.
    The only big problem so far was the bottom bracket was really crooked, but my local bike shop (Marty's Cycle) faced the head tube and bottom bracket very reasonably getting me out of a jam. I haven't assembled a bike in 25 years, but so far this has gone well.
    Seat/Seat Post Used/Owned .00
    Ritchey Grips Owned .00
    Disk brakeset Avid BBDB $37.61
    700mm Ritchey Carbon Bars $29.98
    Fox Pedals $17.49
    Wheel set Xm119/Deore $106.00
    Avid FR5 Lever set $12.00
    160mm Hs1 Rotors Pair $11.90
    Sette Reken 18" Frame $112.00
    x7 Rear Der 10sp $46.73
    PC 1031 Chain $20.38
    x9 10s Shifter $52.69
    Stem RaceFace 70mm $14.99
    Jagwire Hyper cable kits $32.00
    Salsa Cromoto 26 445AC Fork $99.95
    Shimano SLX CS-HG81 Cassette 11-36 $59.99
    Race Face Ride 1x Crankset $84.99
    System 4 26x2.25 Tires x2 $40.00
    Tubes $6.00
    Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10 ten speed cassette $59.99
    Origin8 headset $45.00
    Labor: Face Headset and BB + Install Headset $35.00
  • 08-25-2013
    Holmes
    1 Attachment(s)
    Built up a 14" Reken frame for my 12yo nephew, he's loving it. Unfortunately he seems to be a natural on the bike so I figure I only have a few years before he starts crushing me ;-)

    Attachment 826752

    14" Sette Reken Frame
    Fox 32 F100 RL fork
    Avid BB7 brakes / levers
    Salsa Moto Ace bars / Sette grips
    Sram X.7 2x10 drivetrain
    DMR V8 pedals
    Ritchey Comp headset and seatpost
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    Mavic XC717 rims / XT hubs
    Kenda Nevegal tires
  • 01-19-2014
    shyamrox
    2 Attachment(s)
    Sette Reken - 650B!
    Attachment 863342

    Build this Sette Reken (650B, 1x10) for my wife!

    16" Reken Frame
    cane creek headset
    x-fusion enix (650b compatible fork)
    WTB Frequency i23 650b Rims (stickers removed)
    2.35x650b Kenda Nevegal Tires
    raceface ride stem
    raceface bars
    ESI grips (Hot pink)
    FSA seat post
    Selle Italia Diva Flow seat post
    Avid BB7 brakes
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    SLX 10speed shifter
    SLX 10speed cassette
    SLX 10-speed chain
    RaceFace single speed crankset w/ external bottom bracket.
    MRP chain guide (BB mounted)
    Forte convert pedals.
    Hot pink brake housing.

    This was a really fun build, and I learned a LOT about bike building/tuning!

    Attachment 863343
  • 01-19-2014
    rynoman03
    ^^ That looks pretty bad assed! I've contemplated turning mine into a 650b.
  • 01-19-2014
    shyamrox
    Post your Reken
    Thanks!! It was fun doing research and slowing getting the parts to put on.


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  • 02-21-2014
    ejreyes6
    Post your Reken
    My 9yr olds XS Reken. 20.7 lbs


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  • 03-10-2014
    JMac47
    1 Attachment(s)
    SSette
    Attachment 876050

    16" frame
    F80 Terralogic
    CK headset
    Thompson stem
    Carbon riser bar and seat post
    XTR cranks/pedals
    XT disc brakes
    Soulcraft tensioner/Origin 8 ss spacer kit
    WTB Laser Disc/XT center lock hubs
    WTB 2.2 Beeline and Wolverine

    SSuper fun!
  • 03-11-2014
    rynoman03
    Looks nice. I've thought about making mine SS a few times. I bet it's light!

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  • 03-13-2014
    JMac47
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Looks nice. I've thought about making mine SS a few times. I bet it's light!

    It is. Never hung on scale tho. Have a wheel switch planned. Should get a little lighter. Will weigh it after.
  • 04-21-2014
    MTBGreatFalls79
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toot334455 View Post
    I got one of these last year, so solid for the price.

    Things that ive upgraded that made it so much better:

    Grips, oury red
    xt chain and rear deralieuer
    Saddle

    Next thing to go is the dart 3

    Did you upgrade anything?

    Only thing I have done was the XTR front derailleur, and a Lizard skin chain stay protector I had laying around from my Cannondale Gemini I has that got swipeda year or so ago, I bought the Reken as a replacement bike because it was in my price range, and it was quite a change going from a 40 LB all mountain rig, to the Reken. This thing flies, such a light bike. My wish list of upgrades are:
    XTR rear derailleur (Probably should do chain too)
    Oury grips (had them on my Gemini and loved them)
    Front fork, though I have yet to decide on what fork.
  • 04-21-2014
    rynoman03
    re: Post your Sette Reken
    Very nice guys! Current pic for me. I went 1-by.

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  • 09-23-2014
    Irongrave
    Slowly building my soon to be wife a Reken, Right now has some take off cranks stem bar and derailleur, manitou minute fork easton seat post. I just test fit the wheels off my trek crossrip 700Cx32 and the fit perfectly. thinking that is the direction that I am going to go with it for her. a set of 29er wheels and aggressive cross tires.





  • 12-01-2015
    Rootdown4594


    Pretty much built from old parts laying around. Was initially a hard tail with a Rockshox Tora fork built to complement my full suspension Trek Top Fuel. I would use it as my "road" bike because it was lighter smother and stiffer. Never seemed to take it into the trails. Decided to make it more of a "city" bike to suite how I was using it. Installed a carbon fork, fat road tires, replaced the riser bar with a flat bar and flipped the stem over.

    Older Shimano XT drive train, with Mavic Crossone wheels, and Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes.
  • 12-01-2015
    Rootdown4594
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1032884

    Noticed one day that I had enough old parts laying about that all I really needed was a frame to make a complete bike. Looking for inexpensive frames I came across the Reken. Initially was built as a hard tail with a Rockshox Tora fork to compliment a full suspension Trek Top Fuel. Realized that I never used the bike off road I decided to make it more of a "city" bike. Swapped out the suspension fork with a rigid carbon fork. Installed a flat bar in place of the riser bar and flipped the stem over and put on some fat(1.75") road tires.

    Mostly older XT components with Mavic Crossone wheels and Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes.