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I've had this bike since March, it has 700-800 miles on it. Some items (new) have recently been replaced.

XL 2004 RX100 frame, polished, with Float ProPedal.
X-Fly 100 - used one year.
XTR/Bonty Mustang Ceramic wheels
SD7 brakes (new cables/housing/pads)
XTR FD
X.9 RD/shifters (RD new)
XT cassette (new)
PC 59 chain (new)
Next LP cranks
Python UST tires (new)
Thomson stem
Bontrager post
King headset

Basically it is a really nice build. I'm thinking of selling because I have a back injury, and I don't see myself on it much for the rest of the year. A custom 29'er is probably in my future for next season. Would I be better off selling the frameset/wheels and keeping everything else?
 

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NAHTNOJ said:
I've had this bike since March, it has 700-800 miles on it. Some items (new) have recently been replaced.

XL 2004 RX100 frame, polished, with Float ProPedal.
X-Fly 100 - used one year.
XTR/Bonty Mustang Ceramic wheels
SD7 brakes (new cables/housing/pads)
XTR FD
X.9 RD/shifters (RD new)
XT cassette (new)
PC 59 chain (new)
Next LP cranks
Python UST tires (new)
Thomson stem
Bontrager post
King headset

Basically it is a really nice build. I'm thinking of selling because I have a back injury, and I don't see myself on it much for the rest of the year. A custom 29'er is probably in my future for next season. Would I be better off selling the frameset/wheels and keeping everything else?
Why would a "custom 29'er" be better for your back problem? Did you think about using riser bars (or higher risers if you're already running them) to maybe take a little stress off of your (lower) back?

Rich
 

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Why would a "custom 29'er" be better for your back problem? Did you think about using riser bars (or higher risers if you're already running them) to maybe take a little stress off of your (lower) back?

Rich
My back problems are not related to bike position. It has been an ongoing thing for about a year. I bought the RX thinking, like you, that it was an issue of my HT being too harsh/racy. Really the issue is a need for a really strict stretching/strengthening regime combined with orthodics. I have a right leg that is 2 cm shorter than my left, really tight hamstrings, a stiff left hip, etc. Basically I should take up golf!
 
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