I started racing in 2009 after quite a long time off a bike. I had a great time and would like to complete 8-10 races in 2010.
During the off season, I would like to make some changes to my bike. I have an El Mariachi in stock form for the most part. I have upgraded the wheels to Stan's Arch and DT Swiss 370 hubs. Also installed a twist shifter and X0 RD.
Most of the courses I ride around here are XC, with few technical sections. Uphills are steep and short as are the downhill sections.
Here is my current build:
rame El Mariachi 29'er, True Temper OX Platinum Main Triangle
Fork Salsa CroMoto Grande, True Temper OX Platinum
Headset Chris King
Handlebar Salsa Moto Ace 11-Degree Flat Bar
Stem Salsa Moto Ace
Front Brake Avid BB7, 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake Avid BB7, 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers Avid FR 5, Black
Crankset FSA V-Drive MegaExo Singlespeed, Black
Chainring FSA 32T, Black
Bashguard FSA Polycarbonate, Clear
Bottom Bracket Bushnell Eccentric Bottom Bracket, TruVAtiv MegaExo
Chain SRAM PC951
Front Hub DT Swiss 370
Rear Hub DT Swiss 370
Quick Release DT Swiss
Cassette SRAM PG 950, 11-34T, Silver
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Nipples DT Swiss
Rims Stan's Arch
Tires Racing Ralph
Chainguide N Gear Jump-Stop
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0
Rear Shifter SRAM X.0 Twist
Seatpost Salsa Shaft, 27.2mm x 410mm, Black
Seatpost Clamp Salsa Lip-Lock, 30.0mm, Black
Saddle WTB Rocket V Race w/ Salsa Emboidery
I have $800-1000 to upgrade this bike. I'm currently planning a Reba XX fork.
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