I bought this Instigator a few years ago from a friend who really was cleaning out his garage of stuff he really didn't use anymore. Although it is in fine shape for tooling around it is too much of a hog. As a result of it's weight, I don't really ride it much. (I haven't actually weighed it though.) Also, it's a little too big for me.
It's a '01 Surly Instigator size M.
It has a 1x9 drive train
2001 Marzocchi Bomber fork
XT cantilever rear brakes
Deore Disc front brakes
Mavic D521 Rear wheel w/ Ringle hub
Deore Fron hub
holy roller tires.
I want to downgrade it from a urban hucking beast to a more of grocery getter, tooling around town and occasional light xc trail riding bike.
I would really like to take some excess tonnage off this bike with out spending a fortune? I have thought of just getting rid of it altogether and buying a more suitable hard tail. However, I would like to stay with steel.
So, I guess the real question is: Get rid of my Instigator outright or switch out components for a more lean beater bike.
Thanks for your input.
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