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    To Upgrade or buy new?

    Hi all, new to the forum.

    I have a 2001 Giant Warp DS 3 that I bought quite a while back as an entry level first full suspension bike. Now I'm looking to improve. I was considering changing out the front forks, cranks & cassette, mainly I want to trim some weight and add some performance. Was wondering though, do you all think it's worth it to upgrade the components for a few hundred $ or just wait till I can buy a better bike in the $1500 range?

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    Personally, I've been through this dilemma in the past. I decided to save up and buy new. I'm glad I made that decision. Now...$1500 for a new FS bike will get you into the low end models; unless you buy used.
    I'd suggest trying to save up a bit more if want to buy new...otherwise hunt around for deals and last year models.
    Good Luck!

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    I hated the Warp series. In my (never so) humble opinion they were better served as boat anchors than bikes. Save your money. All hatred for the Warp aside, (God knows I've worked on enough of them) there are better bikes out there that will blow the Warp back to the Hell it was conceived in.

    Did I mention I hate Warps?

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    Well, I found the Warp to be somewhat sluggish and quite heavy and of course the components were cheapies, but it really has sufficed for a weekend hobbiest and a cheap price tag...now, however, that I'm getting more into the sport I'm definately looking forward to a better bike, I'm thinking a used specialized would do nicely so I'll be setting aside a little cash for that.

    In the meantime I need to change out the cranks bb and cassette due to some damage and was thinking

    Deore LX M580 175mm 22-32-44t ....this lists as a 9 spd chain compatable...and since I'm not too familiar with bike mechanics I have to ask, would this be compatable with a 24 spd bike?

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    Deore LX M580 175mm 22-32-44t ....this lists as a 9 spd chain compatable...and since I'm not too familiar with bike mechanics I have to ask, would this be compatable with a 24 spd bike?


    yebb its work fine for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woods
    would this be compatable with a 24 spd bike?
    You should not have a problem if you are using an 8 speed cassette. Check Shimano's compatibility guide to make sure you have the right chain, etc.
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