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    Upgrade Question

    Say you have a MTB with a good frame and fork but has average components,
    what would you upgrade first with a budget of 500.00?

    Thanks in advance,

    David

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    What are you trying to do? Lighten? Strengthen?

    Me, a clydsdale by any means, I swap shocks and forks, make sure I am running 24 or 27 components and upgrade rims/handlebars/seat...

    Comfort? Seat/bars/pedals

    Lighten? fancy new bling...

    So you know, last time I weighed the trail bike it was almost 35 lbs....but at 300 myself, I can get speed by loosing 5 lbs of fat and still the bike will not buckle under the weight....

    So, tell us more.
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    What don't you like on your bike? If you like it overall, just want to upgrade it, start with the drive-train, and work your way from there.

    Oh and Mike, my DH bike weights under 33lbs, and I doubt you'd come close to breaking it, you can drop quite a few pounds from your trail-bike if you want.
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    well, my bike is really old, I have SRAM stuff, which I love and some fat Mammoth rims with uber thick 2.5 or larger tires on an old Haro frame (now 10 years old) that I broke in half once and has been fine since.....full suspension with the horrible and typical bob when standing....

    So yes, I could drop some pounds, but am more likely to drop lbs by riding that pig (and be faster) then to replace components...... just a fat old man I am...
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    Oh, sorry I guess I should have explained a little better. I'm actually good to go.
    Older GT Avalanche frame with full XTR.

    A buddy of mine was asking about upgrades on his bike. I told him crank, rear derailleur and shifters.

    I was curious to see what your thoughts were so i wasn't sending him in the wrong direction.

    David

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    Well you can blow $600 on a good set of Fox forks or Crossmax /Chris King hubs & Mavic rims but are the components all worn out?? as he has the best if it is XTR. I would save my pennies and build or buy another bike.
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