And what a difference they make!!
Went for first "test" ride yesterday just round the malverns and they have completely changed the feel of the bike from something of a bone shaker to one the just glides over all the trails!! its ace and gives me so much more confidence to fly down the hills now!!
Out of interest weighed the suntour forks and they came in at a whopping 5lb 6oz - which was 6oz more than the Pikes Alex took of one of his other bikes. My new Magura's weigh just over 2lb less!!
Few pictures and details of the completed changes.....
Suntour xcm 100m travel pants forks replaced with Magura Laurin 130mm
Hayes mx4 Mechnical discs replaced with Hayes Nines
Shimano alivio combination 8 speed shifters replaced with Sram Attacks 9 speed
8speed shimano cassette and chain replaced with 9 speed Sram PG980 and chain
Hope skewers, seat post clamp and spacers all in gunsmoke.
Work just about completed
And ready for first ride!!
Now on the look out for new seatpost and stem, can't decide if I should stick with a black stem or go for white??!
Also on the longer term looking for a new wheel set - those ones are just so damn heavy!!
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