Made the jump over from hardtail bikes to full-sus finally after delaying my purchase of one for over a year. I'll miss the hardtail's excellent climbing capabilities and ability to ride on the road efficiently but I'll have more fun on the downward side of the trails. Anyway the climbs shouldn't be much different as this isn't a 180mm long travel monster.
Frame: 2010 Morewood 'Zula' TripleButted 6069 T6, SPI Lite single pivot.
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 (50mm)
Grips: ODI Ruffian
Seat Post: KS DropZone Remote
Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
Rims: NoTubes ZTR Flow
Hubs: Hope Pro2 Evo (F) / Hadley SDH QR Disc (R)
Tires: Maxxis Ardent 2.25Brakeset: Magura Louise BAT
Rotors: Braking WFIX (180mm/160mm)
Pads: Braking P20 Sintered
BashGuard: AttitudeBikes Custom Fabricated
Pedals: Shimano Saint MX-80
Front Dee: Shimano XT M781
Cassette: Shimano HG80 9-spd.
*Parts may not follow picture as picture is rarely updated.
22/06/2012 - Swapped the components from my Scott Scale 40 over to this 2nd hand Morewood frame. Bumped up the travel for the OEM Rockshox Reba SL fork to 120mm from its original XC race configuration of 80mm.
03/11/2012 - The FSA K-Force handle bars were too short at 660mm for this bike. Changed to a 711mm Easton Haven CF set.
26/02/2013 - Bought a 70mm stem to replace the 100mm stem which was from the Scott as the original felt too long for this bike.
13/08/2013 - Changed the Rockshox Reba SL to a 120mm Fox Float 32 with 15mm thru-axle.