BdoobzDude..... crazy cool build. How do you find the extra 10mm of travel up front? Mess with the the geo/ride at all?
Also, did you just strip the paint yourself? Would be something I may look into for my thunderbolt...
Eh, I've never ridden it with the stock fork, so I really don't know. Figured I'd run it at 150 and lower it if I hated it. So far I love it. But I've also got a weird riding style, I'm pretty aggressively over the front, and then I just sorta let the back do its thing and skip around so I have always over-forked bikes. Still climbs better than my old bike (hightower LT) with the big fork.
cozzeyAnyone have any suggestions on dropper posts to purchase? My KS Lev Integra post is slowly losing steam and I am looking to upgrade.
OneUp dropper for sure. So affordable, been on mine for a year with no issues. Best bang for my buck I've found.
ThaLoraxJust because a bike has 26" wheels and a 2x10 drivetrain does not mean it is majorly extinct. Both are still sold on the market, so they're not extinct. I still happily ride my 26" wheeled 2013 Mojo HD and 2012 Giant Faith.
Curious, with all that customization, why'd you go for the GX build?
Eh, it's not really that custom...Bought an S build Hightower LT last year, sold the frame, bought the Smuggler frame, sold the reverb (hate reverbs) bought the OneUp dropper, and then upgraded the wheels. The wheels make the biggest difference of any upgrade I've done to any bike.
And GX sorta is my sweet spot. Affordable, performs very well (in my experience), and way cheaper to replace when stuff breaks or wears out.
I'd always rather throw money at wheels or suspension than upgrade from GX. I don't really care about weight, I just want it to change gears when I push the button and not cost me an arm and a leg for a new chain.
My partner just built up her new Bronson with a similar build, S Kit, I9's, OneUp dropper, but went for carbon bars and cranks. But she also breaks a lot less stuff than I do.