So this is my 2007 Gary Fisher Wahoo Disc that I bought new back in '07. I have recently been upgrading it from the stock components. This is my current setup:
Stock Bontrager Ranger wheelset with Shimano hubs and center lock discs.
Stock Bontrager Sport stem and Bontrager Crowbar
Stock Bontrager sport Seat post
Shimano Acera E-type FD
Shimano Deore RD
Sram 8 speed cassette
F:izik Gobi XM Kium rail Saddle
Hayes Stroker trail brakes
Alivio front and rear shifters 3x8
Rock Shox SID race front fork '09 model
Cane creek 40 headset
Crank Bros candy pedals
Lizard skins Peaty lock on grips
Kenda Nevegal front and rear tires.
I mostly ride for fun and exercise but did do the Hotter than Hell Hundred last year and plan on doing it again. Even though it is a road ride it was still a lot of fun and it is becoming a family tradition. I may do a XC event this year but not sure yet. I live in North Texas so the trails aren't too hard on a bike. My tires are a bit over kill I think but like I said I ride for fun and fitness and those tires grip like hell and provide plenty of rolling resistance for fitness. I, like most, would like to just go out and buy a brand new bike every few years, but alas, I'm married and not rich. So I upgrade parts as needed. For instance I removed my BB today and noticed it is shot to ****. So I will be replacing that next. My stock Shimano disc brakes became basically useless so I upgraded them. My Dart 1 fork was blown so I replaced it. I do all of my work myself and made some tools myself. I have been having some lower back pain and am wondering if the Stem needs to be a little bit shorter. So that will probably be next. I have an idea of 1x10 in mind and some nice wheels. I have been planning on going to tubeless for about a year but other items kept needing to be replaced. I usually set a goal to save a certain amount off money then shop for about 6 months to find the best deal (drives my wife nuts). So enough jabbering. Any tips would be great. Thanks for looking.
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