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  1. #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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    Clev Oh
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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

    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
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