Well, I've been away for several years and now that my son is 16 and doesn't want me bothering him I may do a few WORS races this year. My only bike is a 2003 Specialized Epic Pro full suspension bike. It worked great in 2005. My question is: Are any of you Sport or Comp guys and gals still using V-brakes, tire tubes, 26" wheels and bar ends? I'm planning on it.