Just picked up this new 6" travel toy for $660 on ebay yesterday. Should make a pretty fun ride in my quiver. I'll be looking to change the cranks out for a double w/ bashgaurd or a triple. I'm just glad to have something for all mountain XC that's not a hardtail anymore. I think I'm gonna call it the "Bandolero Crusher".
Below are specs:
2008 Haro Xeon VL160
Rockshox Pearl 3.3 rear shock w/ Gate, Rebound, and lockout
Manitou Minute Elite SPV 110-140 Fork
Mavic D321 Wheelset XT rear Hub Quando 20mm front
RaceFace Diabolus Crank with Diabolus Chain Guide
Avid Juicy 7 brakes 185 front rotor 160 rear
Sram X9 shifters and rear derailleur
FSA impact headset
RaceFace Evolve DH stem and bars
Continental Diesel Pro 2.5 Tires
Wellgo B-67 Pedals
Not bad for 6 & 1/2 bones.
Not too excited about the Manitou fork, but I'll put a year on it and replace it w/ something sweeter. I thought about getting a frame to replace the hardtail instead of a whole bike, but I just couldn't part with my Rocky Mountain Blizzard. Besides, I picked up this whole bike cheaper/= than a frame.
Anyone interested in the RaceFace Diabolus Crank with Diabolus Chain Guide, they are for sale, I might be willing to trade. I already have a downhill/freeride bike so I'm gonna convert this on to an all mountain ride. Seemed like a good cheap score on the lowball bid.
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