This trusty steel frame started it’s life in Columbia Missouri. As it sits pictured above the spring over oil Manitou Answer SX (80mm?) shock has blown it’s seals (Nasser). The seat is bent. The handlebars are very narrow, and the stem is 4 inches long. All of these factors make for bike that feels very bizarre to go from the modern full suspension 27.5 that I normally ride. Also, this bike is small, maybe a medium. So, the decision was made to update this old rig.
GT timberline now features a 2005-ish Rock Shox Duke Air fork (100mm), 700mm carbon handlebars, Raceface Chester pedals, WTB Volt saddle and a short stem. Rides like a modern hardtail, if still a bit small for my 5’10”.