I got my bike for a little over $300. It was a K2 attack 1.0 on sale, more then half off (post christmas liquidation).
It holds it's own on almost everything, but I'm slowly upgrading it. So far, I've gotten new pedals and once some parts come in (spokes and rim for a new hub) my Marzocchi Z1 FR 3 will be installed (yippee).
So, what's next? Most everything, minus the handlebars and saddle.
I've already got my eyes set on the Shimano derailers I want, rear shock, crankset, casettes, but I need some help with some things. First up!:
Brakes. The ones I have now seem to work ok (Tektro Io Mechanical Disc Brakes), but I was test riding some bikes at my LBS with hydraulics and I have fallen in deep psychotic stalking indusive love.
Mainly because both pads clamp at the same time, meaning the caliper doesn't get bent out of shape and the pull is much less and has a better feel.
So which ones are the best? I was looking at some Avid Juicy 5's that looked fairly nice, but is there anything as good/better for cheaper?
Or are there any good mechanical disc brakes. I heard that there were some good ones, but I'm still leaning towards hydraulics.
What do thou experts have to say?