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Old 04-03-07, 04:09 PM   #1
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Rebuild My Bike or Upgrade to New?

I purchased a motobecane 500ds off ebay last summer, I wanted to start getting back into mountain biking to keep me in shape for motocross racing. The 500 seemed like a pretty good deal at the time, now I'm just looking for something better. I've got a little over a grand to spend and I'm not sure if I should go out and buy a new bike or to try and get better components for the motobecane.

I stopped by my local shop today and they showed me a nice looking giant trance for $1200. I mostly do xc, a little bit of road now and then but always up for hitting a few jumps. I don't have a problem wrenching on my own bike, if I can build mine up nicer (or the same for less) then a new bike I might go that route. Any opinions would be great..
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Old 04-04-07, 03:23 AM   #2
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You could sell the Moto on ebay and put the money with what you have. That way you can get a nicer bike. Good luck

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