Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Munising, Michigan, USA
Bikes: Gary Fisher Hodgepodge 26er Rigid
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Originally Posted by MSRACER
Or should i change? I am on the high school mountain bike team and our season has not yet began. l
Wait a bit. Let the season begin. Race a couple of times. Then see what you think.
$300 is a lot to spend. It will cost every penny of that to upgrade, and maybe more.
You need new wheels, right? Good wheels will eat heavily into your budget. If you leave enough room to comfortably buy the brakes, then your new wheels won't be any better than your current ones.
So I would wait and race and see what you think after one or two events.
Consider a set of fresh pads in the meantime. (I like KoolStop brand salmon-colored pads for stopping power).
Also consider that $300 is a nice chunk of change to put aside towards an eventual new bike.
After one or two races you'll get a feel for whether and where you can spend money to improve. Get that experience under your belt before spending that $300.