REI dividend and bought myself a new mountain bike. I bought a 2006 Marin East Peak XC mountain bike. I replaced the standard Ritchey pedals with Crank Brothers Candy C pedals. Push Industries and had them rebuild it with their "Factory Tuning" option. This made a huge difference in the performance of the shock and I really like how it performs now.
In February 2011, the Hayes Sole hydraulic disc brakes failed and I replaced them with Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes.
During the summer of 2011 I replaced my Crank Brothers Candy C pedals with black Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals.