Sweet dawg. You gots it. How long til it's up and running?
Went for a little photo session yesterday near the local hydroelectric dam and remembered we had a nice North Shore styled track there. Sadly most of it has been destroyed by local authorities but there's still a small part surviving!
W00t, it lives.
Should get pics of my bike up soon, provided my camera pulls through.
New brakes or forks? DISCUSS!
Fork... I don't trust those old Marz forks... Not a damn second, saw way too much people snapping them off, especially since yours looks like the oldy Z5. A good 20mm would be a wise investment.
Considering Manitou is bringing back the SPV that would be an option to look at. Since you also seem to do a fair amount of pedaling a lock out fork would be good IMO (with thumb lock on the bars)
Yeah, was looking at getting (maybe) Rock Shox Argyles as I'm getting paid more than usual on Wednesday so might treat myself. Ive ridden DJ's before and they are utter, utter shyte so would never go back to them. But yeah, definitely getting something with a 20mm. Maybe even some Marz 55 ATAs?
I've never been a fan of RS whenever freeride is involved... Things might have changed a bit since then (never tried one of the newer models) but for FR Marz is still the way to go for me. They are simple designs with far less moving parts and are generaly stronger built. My good 'ol 2006 Super T is still going super strong after some years of beating while my Boxxer last me what... 2 month? INternals where fubar and lower cracked. The sponsered rider at the bike shop cracked some Boxxer in half last season. Also Marz seals are just better, too often have I seen RS fork leaking after just a couple of rides, sure you can buy better seals and dust wipers but hell those are pricy!
Im looking at starting up biking again. I used to own a 2002 Kona Stinky Deelux. What do you guys recommend for Freeride or Trail bike? Looking at a full suspension setup.
What's your price range?
And possibly in depth description of the terrain you're going to ride in.