I am currently looking for new upgrades to the bike
Right now im looking at an Aheadset stem
I am looking at a Kore Stem. its 40bux CDN but i dunno what model it is and i cant remember if it has 3 bolts or not. if it had 3 i know what it would be but i dont remember. is this a wise choice or can i do much better with a stem in around the same price range.
also i am looking for anew handlebar. right now i am looking at the Profile Fiber XC i think. its 48bux CDN. is this a wise choice or not. i am looking in around 40-60CDN for stem and 40-60 for handlebar.
i currently race but i feel too much flex with what i got now. and i dont race extreme extreme yet but i do race with a rock shox jett so i guess u can see the type of person i am when it comes to racing.
i am also looking at a new front wheel. currently i have a Mavic 517 RIM 32 hole in the back with an 8 speed LX hub. i paid 80bux for it cuz i got cost. is it worth it to put the same rim in front or is the rim junk and i should buy another wheelset..
Headset. I have the stock Modus headset that came with my KHS frame. is it anygood. how do i know when its shot or how do i know if i wanna new one or not.. what are benefits.
and pedals. I have ritchey mountain pro logic. ya we all hate them. they dont tighten. even with new cleats on the shoe and full tighten on the screw my foot just keeps coming out too easily and it doesnt help in the middle of a race. i tried 3 pairs and all the same so im gonna ssume ritchey sux. what to suggest. ill spend up to 150CDN if i have too.
sorry about all these many quesitons but I am a technician but i deal with next level from canadian tire crap all day long. i am only very familiar when it comes to forks, and actual drive train parts. i know the weights and prices all off my head but when it comes to frame parts im an idiot. i know what the parts are but i dont know if they are any good.
Pedels? I know two ppl who have Egg Beaters, the both say the are the best things in the world!! nothing sweeter, unless you're shy about the gnarly technical stuff, and want to ride unclipped. they have very little tread-space,and well you roll off. (ouch)
then Time are better. (someone has a pair of egg beaters for sale on the mec web page, http://www.mec.ca/Apps/gearSwap/gear...=1024756305472
Stems, I think unless you are extreemly concerned about weight, the cheaper ones are stiffer (more material obviously) but if you are going to spend bigger money on bars, spend equally on a stem. You may be feeling the flex from your fork, as much as from your bars.
I switched to a Marzocchi fork last year, and dont notice any more handlebar flex...