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    Norco worth the upgrade?

    Just bought a new Norco Mountaineer. http://www.norco.com/bikes/2003bikes/mountaineer.htm I was wondering if this bike would be worth upgrading. THe frame seems to be very solid. It has an over sized type aluminum frame. I was wanted to get a better fork, maybe one with 100mm travel, & better tires. And if the gears start to get worn out maybe i'll upgrade those too. Any suggestions?

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    50mm travel, ouch! Depends onw hat kinda riding your going to be doing. The fork is something id definitely look into replacing. Is 7 speeds enough for you?

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    7 speeds seems to be ok, just doing recreational paved riding right now. Haven't really took it off-road yet. Do you think after a few upgrades it'll be ready for some off-road trail riding?

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    might consider replacing the wheelset if the current one doesn't hold up or if you think it's too heavy. when you replace wheelset i'd get new tires, then maybe a new fork. after that just wait unti things break then replace them.
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