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Zaskar build - going 1x9 rigid?

twonkstwonks Posts: 554
edited February 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Another build for my old Zaskar LE from 1999 is beckoning.

After building up a Ragley Piglet for regular HT rides, I have decided to do something with the Zaskar other than make it a simple road rat.

At first I thought about putting the old Pace RC36 EVOII forks back on that I have in the garage. The problem with this is that they have been sat for nearly 9 years and I'd be forever worried about there structural integrity - not to mention the flat drop outs with no safety tabs etc etc.

Now I'm thinking of going 1 x 9 or 1 x 10 with a carbon rigid fork. I have the piglet and superlight for everyday riding, so thought why not have something slightly different for maybe towpath blasts and rides around things like Rutland water.

I reckon the Zaskar should build up into quite a light flying machine, but is all this talk of limted gears and no suspension progress or backwards? hmmm

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