NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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The frame isn't bad, it's a bit towards the entry level, but who cares. I'd say upgrade away! If you do damage the frame, you could always swap your upgraded components to a new frame.
The only things that might not fit a new frame, are the seatpost and the front derailleur. However, those are NOT really pricey parts. You can get an XT front derailleur for $15 online on closeout. Seatposts are pretty much a guess. Seems most are now 27.2, but many companies are switching to a bigger diameter seat tube. Either way, an expensive one is $75.00, and cheap ones are $15.00, so it all depends on your budget!
The fork is the first thing I'd upgrade. You can get some decent deals on last years forks.
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