After what seemed like way too long my rig is back and looking fresh. I am so stoked to have my bike back. I bet my girlfriend and friends are stoked as well. Now they don't have to listen to me complain about how I cant ride. You never realize how much you use something until it's gone. I don't know what it is but ever since I was a kid I've never been content sitting around wasting the day away. Whether it was mountain biking, snowboarding, hockey, swimming, jumping off rocks, catching snakes, or exploring the outdoors I have always been compelled to fill my time with activities. In fact, for the past couple years I have adopted the motto "All the activities all the time." Now that my bike is back in working order the summer shred can continue! Just in time too, because, come Sunday I'll be racing the "All Mountain Challenge" at the Kirkwood Mountain Classic.
After the initial parts confusion the guys at the Village Ski Loft dialed the stumpjumper up with a Sram X9 type 2 derailleur, Raceface single ring, and the new MRP mini g2 (bottom bracket mount) chainguide. I also threw on a new 10 speed chain and cassette I had bought a while ago for the upgrade.
Everything came together pretty nicely. I'm stoked to be back on the bike and have more adventures planned for the near future. Arcdome, Genoa peak and other Nevada mountain tops are on the radar. I'll be keeping you posted on the things to come. The next post will be about the Kirkwood race.
MRP Chainguide with the Race Face Single Ring
New Cassette, Derailleur and Chain