As much as this kills me to do, I'm selling my customized 2011 Trek-Gary Fisher Paragon 29'er Mountain Bike. 15.5" frame. I ordered it in the beginning of 2012 brand-new from Freeze-Thaw Cycles in State College, and then after it came-in I had them remove some of the stock OEM components/accessories and did about $600 worth of custom upgrades/changes. I will list the stock OEM equipment the bike actually comes with below everything that I write, and will list the upgrades/changes in my text. I love this bike, it's my second Gary Fisher Mountain Bike, the first being a 2001 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo-E-Koo, which I still have and love as well. The only reason I'm selling this bike is because I desperately need the money. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it, it rides like a dream, and besides 2 small scratches on the frame from where I stupidly laid the bike down, it's quite literally in like-new condition.

$600 cash. I don't have any problem delivering for free throughout PA, within 3 or so hours from State College, PA.

So I spent about $600 as soon as the bike came in (original MSRP of this bike from Trek in 2011/2012 was just under $2,200). The first thing I swapped out was the stock OEM handlebar, which was very, very odd to say the least. It was a Bontrager 12-degree "Sweeping" Handlebar, basically the bars came right back towards your lap and forced an all-upright riding position. I understood the concept, but hated it just looking at it. So I put a #1.) Crank Brothers XC-Race Handlebar on it; 15mm rise, 6 degrees back and 5 degrees up, in Cobalt Blue to match the frame colors. I did not put bar-ends on this bike, as I use them on my other Gary Fisher hardtail and didn't feel them necessary on the 29'er with 30-speeds, I just didn't need them; that being said, the Crank Brothers XC-Race handlebar is perfect to add Bar-Ends to if you wish (the OEM handlebar would never have allowed Bar-Ends)...Along with the Handlebar I added a set of premium #2.) Crank Brothers Iodine Grips, they are made of a black rubber that is almost similar to "memory foam" in that they take the shape of your hand, but they are soft rubber, not foam. They have adjustable, metal locking collars on both ends in Cobalt Blue to match the frame colors. The next upgrade I made was the saddle, as the OEM Bontrager Evoke 2 saddle was thin, hard as a rock, and I did not adjust to it after several weeks of riding. I don't like a fat-looking saddle with tons of padding or gel, but I do want some comfort. So I swapped in a #3.) Crank Brothers Iodine 3 Saddle in white leather with black trim to match the frame colors. It's an awesome Saddle, it was quite expensive but well worth the comfort and the look. The next upgrade/replacement I made was the tires, and I did this out of necessity just a year ago. The stock OEM tires this Paragon came with were Bontrager tubeless that were very, very knobby, and as a result very, very heavy. I found them to sometime be an asset, but more often they were a pain in the butt because they made cornering extremely slow, especially tight corners. So when I replace the tires last year, I put on a set of #4.) Bontrager tubeless that are 29"x2.3", and though they have a pretty aggressive tread, they are much less-knobby than the OEM set, and they weigh less than half of what the stock OEM tires weighed, and cornering and just technical riding in-general is much easier and quicker. Finally, the largest and most expensive upgrade, or rather add that I made to the bike was the pedals. I have been riding clipless for years, and whether or not you like clipless pedals or not, if you buy this bike you are getting the best-quality set of clipless pedals you could possibly buy. The bike came without pedals, so I added a set of #5.) Shimano Deore XTR Clipless Pedals. These suckers cost almost $200, but were well worth the money and are the most amazing set up clipless pedals I've ever ridden. Quick, smooth, seamless in and out, and I still have the original box they came in with the original cleat switch-outs.