I picked up a bit of a winter project for this year. After riding the full fat and loving it all year, I decided I could use a nice 29er to mix things up and keep the riding experience fresh. I`ve gotten quite good at buying bikes and selling them for a small profit, as well as buying bikes with parts I want, doing some swap outs and reselling the bike for the same amount I bought it. The cost of my bike hobby is paying for itself this way.
I picked up a 2008 KHS Tucson 29er. It has a 4130 cromo frame, Rock Shox Tora 318 Soloair, WTB wheels, Shimano drivetrain and brakes. Its in need of some love and updating. I`d like to paint it as well, the colour is butt ugly IMO. The seller also included a second set of wheels with the bike (including rotors and a near new cassette, YaY!)
My goal here is to build this as a good looking, cheap bike for general XC shredding.
Weighs in at a hefty 31 lbs.
Some more photos of the bike as it sits.
Part 2 will be ripping the bike down and inspecting all the parts.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.