Last years' overly complex 3x8sp drivetrain makes way for a simplified 1x9 with 34T chainset and wide-range 11-34T cassette. 1x9 setup still provides an ample useable range, is lighter, easier to maintain and more resilient to cross-chaining/abuse (aka 'kiddy proof'.) The heavy, non-performing suspension fork makes way for a Cr-Mo rigid fork that still provides ample comfort with the 1.95'' tyres but is lighter and more affordable to boot. Quality, non-riveted 34T chainset (145mm) with chainguard and seattube mounted chain-fall protector for chain security. New Shimano BR-M355 hydraulic brakes and new RM33 Centrelock hubs. Long-lasting, high quality sealed cartridge bearing TH Industries square taper BB gives optimum chainline for 1x drivetrain. New Jnr Genesis saddle. CST C-1383 1.95'' semi-slick tyres offer a nice, fast rolling compromise on a wide variety of surfaces. Upgraded Alex Rims ACE-17 rims with non-machined braking surface for the clean disc look replace last years' brand-x model.