It is always cool hearing what other equipment other riders are running and why. So I thought I would shed some light on what Cathy is running on her mt.bike and why.
She will be running the same bike as last year with a few necessary upgrades. The bike is a Size medium Trek 9.8 She talked about getting a full suspension but really like the way the hardtail responds and climbs. Last year she was running with a non-functional fork, due to fork rebuilding ignorance from her personal mechanic...me! The new SID World cup makes a huge difference and has really helped her handling skills. As is the bike tips the scales at a light 24lbs.
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This weekend will be our first mt.bike race when we head down to Rockcut State Park. It is going to be a pretty long race but so hopefully the weather will be nice.