Hello good people,
Last year I decided to start biking so my fiancee and I went to a Sports Authority and bought the Topanga FS. Once I was able to do ~50miles on easy trails I started riding with my intense/racing xc buddies. They all ride specialized/trek bikes, some hardtail some FS. Naturally I wanted a better bike once I saw their big hydro brakes, sick light hardtails ext.
I wanted to get the sortie, since we do as much climb and decent. But my DB was a bday gift and I just couldnt tell my fiancee that I dont want my current bike It has the same frame os DB recoil and since ppl say its a good frame ima stick with it till it brakes.
It actually performs extremely well. I can easily keep up with my friends.
I did change it a bit.
Got BB7 brakes, 185/160rear
Fox RP2 which is awesome
Specialized Pro-Set Stem 21deg x 90mm it puts me in a much more conftable position
I broke it down to just the frame
Frame is size firstname.lastname@example.org witch I think is not bad.
The damn Suntour fork is 8lb lol. I might be able to pick up RockShox Tora 289 85-130mm this wednesday. Its on a different bike, not used but already cut so we'll see.
Also getting a new set of wheels since the stock once need to be trued pretty often. Cheap single walled.
I also decided to disassemble the fork and grease it. So easy to do.
So I was wondering if its actually worth getting new stuff as it wears down or just ride it out till it cant ride no more and buy something else? Ultimately i would like a SLX 2ring crankset with sram x.7 or x.9 drive train. I rode my friends 2x9 Stumpjumper and the 36t ring was just awesome on the trails we do. What you guys think?
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