So i got an 06 S-Works Enduro frame with an rp23 for cheap of the bay. It seemed like a good idea given all the great things ive read about them and the fact i have a donor bike sitting not doing much since i got my Soul. I though i would transfer over all the bits upgraded on my old Rockhopper frame (PROII/5.1's, XT Groupset, Gravity Crank/50mm Stem). With a view to use the bike for uplifts and hopefully some holidays.
Help me spec the rest of it please!
1. Fork: 2nd hand Fox Van or Float 36 / Lyrik? Is it worth looking for a Talas given the bikes intended usage? How much worse/heavier are they? From the diagrams ive calculated i need at least 160mm of steerer to fit the hope headset and gravity stem with 0 spacers. Anyone can confirm?
2. Tyres: I'm thinking either RQ BC's, Hans Dampf's or Purg / Butcher. Should I be looking for something bigger like a 2.4-5?
3. Pedals: Nano or Saint?
4. Bar: Carbon or Renthal?
5. Brakes: Could do with an upgrade tbh, I really like my XT785's on the soul or should I look for some 2nd hand m4's/Saints? 180/160 or 200/180? (My 785's stop me on a dime with 160's tbh i find it hard to believe i could need more power O.o)
6. Chainset/Device: Leave it as 3x9 or go 1x9? Do i need a chain device if i stay 3x9/which one?
Alternatively just tear my whole spec/plans/dreams to pieces
PS: anyone wanna buy a 17" hopper frame and reba 120 SL for 150 squid?