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    New Member Intro and question

    G'day All

    First Post and intro. Im a 28 Year old Fitter Turner/Planner based in Hobart, Tasmania. I had not been on a mountain bike for at least 10 years until about 3 months ago...... after scoring a desk based job i had to something to keep fit. I have been riding dirt bikes (DRZ462e currently) since i could. So ive got bitten by the MTB bug HARD! Been racking up the miles, improving fitness and shredding as many downhills as i can find, which brings me to my next topic........I should of purchased an AM bike... But im not to distressed as im absolutly in love with my Trek Mamba. Been using it for things that it is not designed for at all .
    Anyway.. Im a real sucker for modding everything and anything so i recently started on my mamba
    203mm floating clarks rotor
    M579 front brake
    Funn Crossfire Stem
    Hussefelt Truvativ Riser Bars
    SPD Trekking Pedals, (Going back to full flat pedals)
    Nobby Nic front tyre
    Twin front ring conversion 22/38(after pics)
    Shimano 9 speed Saint rear mech



    Ay Up Lighting System
    Some suggestions i would appreciate:
    150mm travel forks????
    Some large volume balloony tyres???..I like the 29.2 bontragers that came on it. I currently have a Nobby Nic snakeskin on the front, Good grip but a tad harsh feeling.... Im 6,4'' and 101kg, ( do i qualify as a clydesdale?)
    Strong Wheelset..Tubeless?

    Anyway if there is anyone out there from my area that doesnt mind an adventure with a slow climber/quick descender drop me a msg...always keen for a new adventure
    Peace
    Prawnfest

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    Your fork is 4.84lbs. 2200 g. A 2012 Reba or Manitou Tower Pro would drop 1.5lbs. An ArchEx front wheel would be another 1lb or so. Both would improve handling

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