Well, I've been steadily upgrading my '05 Yukon. She was my first "real" mountain bike and I have a real fondness for her - so I went the expensive route and decided to do upgrades rather than buy a new bike for the same cost. The frame is a 14", and I wanted to be able to do a little more aggressive riding than the x-country trail riding she was originally intended for. I started with a set of Azonic Outlaws, Hussefelt stem, Gussett Slim Jim's, new brake and shifter cables and housing (Avid Flak Jackets), Sette lock-ons, bars and seatpost. I removed the outer ring and replaced with a Race Face bash guard. Eventually I'll probably look at a new cassette and chain rings, but all that is working fine for now. Next big question is what to replace the stock Suntour 100mm travel fork with. I'm planning on riding it till it breaks, but in the meantime I am looking for something with possibly slightly more travel (not over 120mm - don't want to change the geo too much) and something than can handle a little more aggressive riding. I recently saw an '08 Manitou Minute Elite Absolute on sale at Jenson - it's a closeout for $242...do you think it's worth it or does anyone have any better suggestions?
I'm trying to get some pics so I can post her progress so far...
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