- How much has your bike changed in a year?
My SX Trail became a Banshee Rune V2. Bits are mostly the dame apart from the bars which I changed (same bars different colour) and the grips (Renthals to Vans…not a good move). Am planning to add a Sram clutch mech this month.
My hardtail has changed a lot…from a GT Lopes 4x to an old old school Tazer (which cracked) to a Cotic BFe in XS. This has then had new forks (03 Z1’s became 04 Z1’s with a 20mm axle), my X9 mech became an X0, my trusty old school (5 bolt) Bulbs on D 321’s were swapped for Pro II Evo’s on EN521’s, my ancient Azonic A Frames were swapped for Superstar Nano’s and I added some orange Race Face grips. Final changes will take place this weekend when u swap the Deus XC cranks for some Atlas AM’s with a Goldtech ring.
Not much then…Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
My Blue pig has had:
DMR V8`s to point one podiums
Avid discs to Hope floating rotors
A hub rebuild and new freehub courtesy of Ison 😀
A brodie holeshot Ti frame swap
a Cane creek headset was replaced by hope
an XT BB replaced by hope
Thompson seat post replaced by a Ragley spike
Since then its also had
Rear Juicy 5 replaced by XT Brake
Ragley spike seatpost replaced with a Lynksey Ti post
Brodie seat clamp replaced by Carbon Ti QR
Specialised saddle replaced with Charge spoon.
Cheapo stem replaced with Thompson 50mm
Hone Cranks replaced with XT
New cable outers (To suit frame)
New PC991 chain
36t front ring
Next on the list will be carbon bars and a Clutch rear mech with mod to suit XO 9 speed shifters that are on therePosted 4 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Chiefgrooveguru, we’re in Sheffield now. The riding is much harsher and not quite as convenient to squeeze in. I miss the ability to quickly blast a loop around Stanmer, but the rocky stuff here is refreshing. Sometimes it’s like climbing on scree with big square blocks chucked in for fun and the descents don’t have much in terms of corners (apart from the built stuff). It’s making me consider FS again 😳
I pummelled a bar end cap right into my inner thigh, no riding for a while…
How’s life? Which FS did you settle on? Solaris?Posted 4 years agoI_AcheMember
If you change the frame then is it really the same bike? In my mind stripping the components from one frame to another means you have built a different bike
To a certain extent I agree but for some reason I still see mine as the same bike but with a different frame as everything else has stayed the same. Its different but not different enough for it to seem like a different bike. I suppose if I had changed the forks and wheels at the same time it would feel like a totally different bike, but as its just one component it feels like an evolution. It’s a strange one.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Also forgot that I changed my M4’s with a Mini lever (rubbish by the way) for Shimano Deore brakes.
The big bike also had new wheels earlier in the year…I swapped my NS Bikes hubs on XM321’s for Easton Havoc’s and I finally went tubeless (swapped my Maxxis Minion/High Roller set up for Hans Dampfs).
I’ve clearly spent far too much money this year in bikes! But at least I’ve ridden loads.Posted 4 years ago
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