Situation: You have a mostly stock 2011 Trek Fuel ex8 (Shimano SLX, elixir 5 brakes, Fox 120mm RL fork, RP2 with DCRV shock). Bank error in your favor, you’ve got $1000 burning a hole in your pocket. What do you do?
What I’m considering:
Option 1 – Blow it all on a sweet new fork. Fox FIT RLC 120. Oh the low speed compression damping goodness. Mother of god. Put the old fork on the loaner bike, or hawk it on craigslist.
Option 2 – Convert to XT 2x10 and put the old parts on my loaner bike/hardtail. Added plus, this might actually make me want to ride my hardtail because the SLX stuff is pretty solid.
Option 3 - ?????????