I used to ride almost everyday. Back in 1997, I got into a pretty solid accident and ended up trashing my old Specialized Hardrock. I then got my hands on a Brand new GT Palomar. This bike is beautiful, but I know that the components are not quite up to par. The price was right for a 17 year old kid.
I'm now 24, and have started to ride much more. My Palomar is still almost in brand new condition. It was not really used for years and always kept in a perfect indoor setting. I'm not quite ready to bite the bullet on a new bike, but I was thinking that there would be some components worth upgrading on this bike. First of all, the shocks....every bike has front suspension these days. This would definitely help me in my trail riding.
Obviously, it's not worth dumping a ton of money into this bike, but for the right price some upgrades would be worth it! I do not mind buying used components. Could anyone suggest a used fork to look for? I have noticed that lower end bikes often sport RST shocks (I'm not sure if these are even worth a damn), or would it be worthwhile to look for a used answer or Rock Shox fork.
Any input would be appreciated!! Thanks,