Been working a bunch this week, and overhauling, repairing and pimping my rides in the evenings.
After a short review of my XC Trek XO2 I determined I plumb wore her out last year. Thousands of mile of grit, gravel and grind had taken it's toll.
Replacing the chain, cassette, free hub, ring gear, wraps, cables, rear derailleur, brake hoods, and cable housings. My chain was over a link longer then a new one, gears on my ring gear were like shark teeth, and razor sharp. It works well to have a LBS, (local bike shop) great advice, loaned tools and even a house visit offers. Next is my road bike, going to need close to the same level of attention.
I wish it was this easy to replace my old wore out drive train.
IDITATROD Tomorrow 350 miles of snow cycling in Alaska.
Oh and my only claim, to fame, doing a training run with Lance late fall and he asked me several times to slow down
I'm just saying........
So with no further ado, she's ready and so am I, for a weekend of
riding, I hope the Hard Tail with studs is the right choice of ride for the trails, I'm thinkin with the colder temps I won't need the FatTire and will be able to ride on top of the frozen trails.