Should I bother more investing? old Gary Fisher 29er frame (MAMBA)

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Should I bother more investing? old Gary Fisher 29er frame (MAMBA)
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Posted: Jul 3, 2019 at 13:29 Quote
So I've been trying to keep using my 29er from 2010 going because it was "the frame" for niners in its era and have been using it for mostly blue flowy XC trails.

Over the last years, all I've kept was the frame as I've done these upgrades:
Long bar (Renthal 760mm) Short Stem (50mm)
Upgraded to a basic 100mm TK 32 Solo Air shock
Full GX 1x11
Brakes are old but still good - Avid BB7s
I'm running, thanks to the 1x 2.3 wide Trail boss tubeless on 25mm wide Alexsrims
Dropper post

In looking at the Stock frame specs, it still seems very akin to the geometry and even cockpit length as modern XC bikes, with the exception that the 20mm increase in the shock probably raised my BB and added a degree or two of slack

I was thinking maybe I'd like to put on a 120mm front shock (like a Fox 34) BUT... is it worth it still? Will adding another 20mm raise my BB too much and slack out the head angle too much?

Maybe I should just keep this as my XC "race" bike and move to a FS trail, or buy a a 27.5+ Cromag rootdown frame and transfer some stuff?

Posted: Jul 3, 2019 at 15:19 Quote
Keep it as is!

Duty calls for a hardcore ht for damn sure!
Trust me!
:-)

Posted: Jul 3, 2019 at 15:19 Quote
In steel tubeset obvs.

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 at 9:03 Quote
I also think you should keep it as is, and save up for a new/newer bike. Keep the Gary Fisher, and don’t upgrade until something breaks and needs to be replaced. It is good to have 2 bikes (and 2 with motors), when friends or relatives visit, you have an extra bike. I end up riding my 1999 RM Element (still rides great) and share my RM Altitude.

Not happening on the motorcycles though. I will ride my new KTM 790R, but don’t care who beats up my 2005 DRZ400.

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 at 9:06 Quote
Good ole trusty 400 drz ;-)

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 at 20:53 Quote
Yes, DRZ400 is simple and reliable, and I told my KTM dealer I am keeping it for when the 790R is in the shop, But there is no other motorcycle that compares to the 790R, it is truly amazing (perfect mix of suspension, engine, and electronics).

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 at 2:14 Quote
Yh I’ve had 2 Ktms 690s

But boycotted the c*nts

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