First, hello to all BikeForum members! Great site here...
I have a 1998-99 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS Comp that I've had since new. I mostly used to do a lot of trail riding, and even went to a ski mountain to try some mild downhill with it.
That was then and this is now, and I don't really trail ride anymore because of lack of friends that want to go.
I use the bike now as a commuter, and this summer I want to do a Triathlon with it. I've tried road bikes in the past and I'm not a fan. The tires are too narrow for the crappy roads around here and they jar my fillings out. They also seem to be uncomfortable for me.
I have some slicks for it already, but I want to pick your brains what else I can do in terms of making the gearing more suitable for road. I am also thinking about changing the fork over to rigid, since it is blown anyway. I am not familiar with how to pick out forks or cranks, so specific hints would be great. Thanks in advance!