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    I'm finally a mtbr!

    My name is Jason and I live in Phoenix, AZ. I've been a member of this forum for a while but just recently started mountain biking. Recently like today. I bought a 2012 spesh hardrock 29er last year and had it set up as an electric commuter ever since. I'm getting to work on twice the wheels now so I stripped the e parts and have it back to how it should be. The following is how it's currently outfitted.

    Continental Trail King 29x2.4 tires
    Sun Ringle Inferno25
    Salsa 3 hubs.
    1x10 with a Shimano SLX rear derailleur and shifter.
    31.4 lbs

    I hope to get ithe weight down a little more with a worthwhile fork. I have my eye on an X-Fusion Slide off eBay (2012), $250 + shipping.


    Ill add images once I'm at a computer. Can't get it to work on the iPad.

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    Welcome to club, I have never ridden down south how is the riding down there? Is the riding season pretty much over when summer hits in Phoenix?

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    Riding during the day isn't really an option. If you go early in the morning you're ok. Saturday and Sunday mornings are pretty busy for hikers/walkers/bikers/etc.

    Here are a couple of shots of the bike. I still have a few plans for it. Pedals are tops on my list. I actually have a set of Diamondback flats (cheap off Amazon), but I couldn't get the right pedal off. I took a little spill a few weeks back and I think the pedal took a decent hit. They're the stock plastic pedals.

    I'd also like to get into a smaller tire. After doing a little research it seems I can shave off about 1lb each by going with a smaller but still knobby tire.

    I'd also like to go to a true single chain ring up front. Right now, I still have all 3 on there. I'd love to get the widget but not sure I want to spend that much. I'll probably just toss a BBG bashguard on there.

    And a new fork like I mentioned in the OP.

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    Sweet bike, I would diffantly go clipless I have had great luck with the shimano 540s. You dont really need XT pedals they are the same as the 540s with only a lighter spindle.

    Depending on if your trails have a ton of rocks, I would stick with a wider tire especially on a hard trail. For your next upgrade I would look at carbon bars, and seatpost. I noticed a big difference, when pedaling over rocks while seated. Carbon post made the ride smoother while carbon bars smooths out the ride as well.

    Look at the syntace hi-flex post, great post with 10 year warranty! As for bars plenty of good choices out there.

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