31 May 2011 - 7:35Pimp Stick
If only the weather would cooperate….
Anyway, last week I showed you the “heavy” WFO. Some parts swapping later, I present to you the 29.9 lb WFO. I’d really like to ride it, but it will have to be on hold until after I get back from CO. The ground is soggy, and let’s face it, this bike is almost too pretty to get muddy.
Gone is the 2×9 set up, replaced by the new SRAM X0 2×10. I went with 185mm rotors front and rear, it worked out well on my old RIP, and I have a feeling that I will enjoy the greater stopping power on this bike. I replaced the Marzocchi with a Reba 140. Thank goodness for this fork option, tunable, reliable, and light. My fork weighed 4.1 lbs with an uncut steerer tube.
I also acquired a Rock Shox Reverb dropper seat post, but I have opted to leave it off the bike until such time I have the free time to shorten the 9 miles of housing between the post and remote lever. It’s hydraulic, much like the X-Loc on the XX Rebas. It works awesome right out of the box, but I want to get it set up right.