Although I've stopped posting as much as I used to I still check bikeforums every day. Anyhow, I haven't posted my bike in such a long time and I figured fitting a new fork (by myself! I feel so proud ) is a good occasion to post the bike. It's built as an aggressive use hardtail (hardcore downhill with some light freeride), there's almost nothing left stock (specs are in my signature, the rest is stock). The new fork is a Marzocchi Dropoff 2 (2006) 130mm travel normal axle fork. Before you start dissing it because it's a Dropoff try it out, it feels like butter right out of the box and it actually has the same damping as the 66VF2.
Rest in peace RST Gila T5, you served me OK but it was time to replace you. I'll probably have some fun pulling it apart and seeing what's inside to get a little better knowledge of fork mechanics.
Thanks for looking,
PS: Remember, this bike was built up with the idea in mind that it needed to come out not too expensive because I can't afford a new frame, I can't afford a super fork but right now I'm sooooo happy with it.
PPS: Sorry for the crappy pics, I'm not good with the camera.