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The Bike

This is where I can rant on about my fantastic bike, a  K2 (Proflex) 5500c frame with Smartshock, Pace Proclass forks and mostly XT gruppo.

Most recent spec incarnation is listed below, or just click on area of interest on the picture right.

Oh, and the mags have reviewed K2's version of my bike, read what they say here

Click on area of interest
Frame K2 Proflex 5500c with Smartshock Way past cool, once I'd got it dialed in, there was no looking back!  Now with Ti spring and no smartshock
Fork Pace MXCD Proclass 90mm of well smooth travel - head and shoulders above my old RS Judy SL's
Headset Orbit XLII Its a headset
Stem ControlTech 120mm 15degree rise Nice - and not too overpriced like Syncros
Handlebars Club Roost Go Fast Comp II Riser Risers are cool - Just go FAST!
Grips Yeti Nice 'n' comfy
Seatpin Dean Aluminium What I could get - some hate the colours, but it's way strong with 'Mercedes' style ribs internally
Sadddle Flite Kelvar Comfy, lite and tuff (good spelling huh?)
Gear shifters Shimano XT Workhorse standard
Front Mech XT ditto
Rear Mech XT ditto
Chainset XT 4 arm - looking good!
Pedals New Shimano Platform types with alloy cages Not sure about the bearings quality...
Chain Sachs PC91 Way cool with slotted links, but I'm not sure of its long term durability with the full sus frame
Bottom Bracket XT Standard stuff
Wheels Mavic Crossmax Yum!
Tyres - Front Specialized Team Control 2.0 Kevlar Best front tyre I've ever used
          - Rear Specialized Team Master 1.95 Kevlar Still awaiting 'best rear tyre I've ever used'
Cassette XT Standard stuff