Well, its done. The old KHS has been reborn with a new lease on life.
I went from having this:
To the new sexy this:
The only parts from the original bike I started with are the frame and the wheels (minus the lefty front hub obviously) and front derailleur.
-2008 KHS Tucson 29er frame, 4130 cro-mo
-2005 Lefty Max 140, rebuild and modified for 29er use with 110mm travel
-WTB Speed Disc AM wheels
-Schwalbe Nobby Nic (f) and Rocket Ron (r) tires
-Niner Carbon Flat Top bar
-Shimano Deore 3x crankset
-Shimano SLX shifters and rear derailleur
-Shimano Deore front derailleur
-Shimano XT cassette
-Madison Flux saddle
-Avid BB7 disc brakes with 180mm rotor front and 160mm rear
-Avid SD7 levers
Finished weight is just over 29 lbs. Total project cost was about $500. I did some "creative" buying and selling to get there. I can't wait to get out on it and ride. The snow is melting here but there is still a couple of weeks until the trails are ready, they will be long ones.
New bikes are great but I like to see older, sad, beat up bikes get a new lease on life and I think this is a good example of how you can't go wrong with older stuff, its tried and true. This pig just needed some lipstick but she got a bit more than just that.
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The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.