Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-04, 11:33 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
upgrade, what to do...

I've been out of biking for about 10 years now, after we started having kids I slacked off.

My old bike is a litespeed obed frame, full suspension (rising rate linkage design, at least that is the term that used to be used). Primarily outfitted with XT compoments, gripshift shifters, original Judy front shock.

The rear shock (fox) is shot and needs to be replaced. The local bike shop wasn't sure we could even get the right size. The Judy shock on the front is in need of a rebuild, but I was told kits are not available anymore; the head size (sorry, not sure what it is) isn't common these days and I was told by the local shop I couldn't buy a new front fork/shock...

I considered buying another bike, but I really just want to do mild single track riding and riding with my kids, I'm not going to race. I believe I would like to find a nice frame and use my existing components.

I was thinking of looking for a nice HT frame and shock to slap my components onto. I don't really need the latest and greatest, just a solid performing bike so I can pound on it some. I was considering looking for a yo eddy, or perhaps an obed HT.

Any suggestions on what I could do? I like full suspension, hey, I'm 40 years old, but I want low maintenace so a nice riding HT might be the best alternative. I think a nice cromo or ti; I'm pretty out of the biking loop and I know there are lots of new stuff in the last 10 years, it's overwhelming to start to research (that's why I default to a good old yo-eddy, or ti frame).

Thanks for any comments.
centex is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:16 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.