Just checked my Strava and looks like I have 811 miles on my 2019 GG The Smash since April of this year! Not my biggest year but haven't touched her since the first week of November.
I just got a wild hair and dragged my old 26" Gary Fisher out of the dusty back corner of the garage over the weekend. It hadn't been ridden in almost exactly 12 years, and I hadn't really given biking a second thought in all that time. So I've set about fixing it up, and I'm finding out just how much things have changed. They've really reinvented the sport in the past decade.I sold my sweet 26" Giant NRS1 because it was now obsolete and would cost an arm and a leg to upgrade. As a replacement, I picked up a brand new 29" Giant Stance that a guy was selling because he had hurt himself at work. This is an entry level trail bike. Honestly, it is orders of magnitude better than my old XT/XTR/Fox equipped NRS. It's as if they totally rewrote the book on how mountain bikes are designed (compared to the old 26" bikes).
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I'm going through the same thing with my 2000 Homegrown. It's a classic so I can't stand to see it collecting dust.Anyhow, new brakes are on order, because nobody stocks V brakes in stores any more. I'm not going to pour money into a borderline antique so I've got some decisions to make as to where this project is headed.
Do your Fox Transfer seat posts rattle? I've had two that I've swapped out because they were rattling!! when the trail go rough it would just shake all the same time and make a really annoying noise.There is still 12 inches of snow on the ground here in Colorado so the bikes are in the basement. 2019 Santa Cruz Blur CC, 2020 Alchemy Arktos 29, 2018 Open Up, and of course the little mans bike is a Commencal Meta HT
No, I have not had any issues with rattling on my droppers. That said the alchemy is new, but the Santa Cruz I rode all last year with the fox dropper and no issues. I would be very annoying if they did rattle though.....Do your Fox Transfer seat posts rattle? I've had two that I've swapped out because they were rattling!! when the trail go rough it would just shake all the same time and make a really annoying noise.