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Old 03-31-07, 04:13 PM   #1
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Like to upgrade something :)???

Here is mine TRek 4300 (2006) Yellow
Deore front , XT rear , XT gear shifters
Sram 830 cassette 8 speed (maby buy Shimano 8 speed XT cassette)
Deore V-brake (maby change to XT V brake)
Alivio Crankset(shimano bottom bracket)
Avid Speed dial 7 brake levers
Rock shox Pilot fork with lockout and air

Is there anything i can upgrade (worth it) and would you do it ???

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Old 03-31-07, 05:51 PM   #2
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the crankset and i would buy it off ebay
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Old 03-31-07, 05:55 PM   #3
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Nornally id say no, but since you've already poured a lot into the bike, i think the crankset should be next. Or possibly the frame.
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Old 03-31-07, 06:02 PM   #4
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New wheelset and disc brakes.
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i don't think they have an 8-spd XT cassette, just 9 spd right?
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i don't think they have an 8-spd XT cassette, just 9 spd right?
it is getting harder to find them, that is for dam sure. Best bet there is just to get a SRAM 8 spd cassette.
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ditch shimano and get sram components... thats what I did wif my 4300
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But would it be big diff to go from Alvivio crank to LX, XT ? functionally ?

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what about better RIMS ?

or cassette ?
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Oh yeah! The new Hollowtech II technology is incredble, dude. LX Hollowtech II cranksets are so rigid and strong compared to the Alivio. It will reduce the annoying chain-rub to the front derailleur.

A nice set of lightweight wheels wouldbe good too. Would make the bike feel quicker.
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But the biggest diff would be buy better crankset ?

planning to buy this and that would FIT ??

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7251

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Oh yeah! The new Hollowtech II technology is incredble, dude. LX Hollowtech II cranksets are so rigid and strong compared to the Alivio. It will reduce the annoying chain-rub to the front derailleur.
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So does adjusting the front derailleur
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I was wondering the same thing. How does derailler rub get eliminated because of hollowtech II cranks? Just adjust the FD.
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So does adjusting the front derailleur
Such a clown

I'm 190 and when I used non integrated cranks, I could set the FrDer to where it wouldn't rub when you have the bike in a stand. When i actually stand up on the cranks and put some weight on them, it would rub on the OS. When I adj. the barrell adj. to compensate, then it would rub on the inside. With HTII's, I don't have that issue. Integrated BB's make for a more rigid crank that doesn't flext like my old ISIS and square taper cranksets.

I'm sure the same would be with a very nice ISIS DH crankset that uses a heavy duty ISIS BB.

Does that make more sense? I see your confusion about my statement. I should have broken it down better for ya.

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No i get it now. Only rubs when it flexes, stronger cranks dont flex, problem solved.
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