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Upgrade Trek 4500 or Buy A New Bike? (Components listed)
So here's my current plan: upgrade my 2000 Trek 4500 with pretty much all new components which will amount to approximately $800 (might be a bit high in price but I don't buy used normally). It currently has a Marz MX Comp ETA fork, so that'll most likely be staying.
The alternative is to buy a New '06 Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail w/o disc brakes. ($1250)
If I go the first route, this is my list of components that I'd be entertaining. What do you guys think? I'm not going for a relatively light bike but I do want something that will make the bike somewhat raceable in rookie races.
So here's the list so far. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, good or bad.
Seatpost - Raceface Deus '06
Wheelset - Mavic Crossride
Rear Der. - Shimano XT M750
Cassette - 9spd SRAM PG970, 11-32T
Chain - KMC MZ9000 MTB / ROAD 9SP CHAIN (some generic chain I guess)
Seat - Serfas Stinger Race RS
Brake Levers - Avid SD7
Shifters - Shimano LX pods
Crankset - Shimano LX M580
Pedals - CrankBros Eggys (C or SL, not sure)
Tires - Kenda Nevegal (other suggestions for hardpack and road riding?)
New cables and housings
New v-brake pads
New grips (not sure which)
New Bar (flat maybe?)
What do you guys think? I know I could search the ratings/opinions of individual components separately, but It'd be interesting to hear of any opinions on the setup as a whole.
It's a relatively long post so I thank whoever responds, haha.