Just getting back to bicycling after a 12 year break.. been riding road a lot only because it is convenicent. However, just came back from a ride yesterday with my Pisgah... first time I have road her in 12 years.

I forgot how much technique it takes to ride uphill on the steep and loose stuff. I think new tires will help, but not much. However, when she connects to the ground on the climbs, feels like a rocket.

I plan to get a more up to date Carbon 29"er, but am in no hurry. Here she is after I took her down from the garage wall. Cleaned and tuned her up.





Frame





Chris King Headset, Avid Arch Supreme V-Brakes, Avid Ultimate Levers, Thomson Stem, Easton Monkeylite Handlebars, Grip Shift 9.0 SL Grip Shifters



XTR Cranks, XTR Front Der, Time ATAC Titan pedals



Chris King Hubs, Salsa Skewers, XTR Cogset



SRAM 9.0SL Rear Der.




Sid XC Hydra Air (80mm travel). Had a SID Race that saved my about half a pound, but it was just too flexy and not as reliable.