well im the proud new orderee of a brand new 18 surly, with a xtra long thompson seatpost to start......woohooo, This bike is gonna look f-in schweet.
I recieve it on friday at the latest and then the real money starts pouring out. I decided to spend the extra cash and support the LBS, so I paid 350 instead of 300 for this bad boy.. But I gotta say my oarts are gonna be ordered online, sorry guys.
i'll post pics when she arrives
Nice bike! Congrats.
Any hints of forks, cranks, rims you'll be putting on it?
i have no idea how im gonna go with the specifics....any suggestions would be welcome.....few I know Kris King head, azonic handle bars, thompon stem....im thinking xt for the rest but im not sure, i hate putting shimano on my bikes, i like putting smaller names on it makeing it more me. fork should have about 120mm travel i gather, I think i will build my own wheels with some big ass spokes. Its been a while since ive done this so im lacking for names of good manufacturers, when I got into it Ritchey was the sheet but I hear that they have fallen off of late.
So like I said any suggestions would be very welcome.
Last edited by knemo77; 12-02-03 at 09:26 PM.
Yea the Instigator is a nice bike at a good price. I may get one before college through the shop.
You can't swing a dead cat at an Interbike tradeshow without hitting a new mountain bike manufacturer popping up everyday!
Originally Posted by knemo77
I would look at how some of the bikes at the Unreal Cycles gallery have their bikes set up. There are a couple of Instigators there too.
Also consider what the primary use is for: freeriding, technical trails, dirtjumping? How much your budget is, etc.