Frame: Nerve XC Race, F8 series, 7005 Series Aluminium
Rear Shock: FOX RP 23
Fork: FOX 32 100 FRLC
Head set: Integrated headset
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0
Front Derailleur: SRAM X.9
Shifters: SRAM X0 Matchmaker
Brake levers: Formula Oro Puro
Brakes: Formula Oro Puro 180/160
Hubs: DT Swiss 240 IS
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 11-34
Rims: DT Swiss XR 4.2d
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25″
Crank: Shimano XTR
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
Pedals: Crank Bros. Eggbeaters (stainless)
Stem: Syntace F139 (31,8)
Handle Bars: Easton MonkeyLite SL riser 610 mm
Grips: Ergon MR1
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Flow (aftermarket)
Seat Post: Thompson Elite
Weight: 11.50kg (without pedals)
Date bought: 9th September 2007
Why did I buy this bike?
Very simple really: for the money you can’t get a better one!
Of course you have to look after it yourself, so you have to be prepared and able to do the maintenance and servicing yourself, but if you have a bit of knowledge about mechanics and bikes, this is not so difficult.
If you look at the spec and the price you won’t find a better bike.
Apart from the price / quality comparison, the Nerve is a really good all rounder. A central position gives excellent uphill and downhill stability combined with superb handling.