I added a 11-32 cassette and some new sticky meat to my hardtail. Sometimes it makes sense to just ride my hardtail locally. Sometimes I just have more fun on it. The 12-25 gearing was a bit tough in the dry and almost impossible when the trail gets wet. This should transform its ability as a XC bike.
I also traded out my old Oro barkes on my Mbuzi for The Ones I took off my DH bike. They weigh less, stop much better, and are much fresher. Can’t wait to try them out.