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Old 06-24-07, 09:42 PM   #1
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great bike.. few question...

hi~ just bought used bike from my friend happen to be experienced downhill biker, salsa frame loaded with simano xtr component for hydaulic breake,shifter,rear derailler.. i'm pretty happy with what i get. but he told me it doesn't have front derailler,crankset is not simano xtr but Truvativ Stylo al 7050 tv Crankset with Single, unramped ring. if i add front derailler, upgrade to xtr crankset, is it going to make bike go faster, easier to ride?? do i have a lot of advantage if i do so??? as being new to moutain biking, help me out to get clear answer please~
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Old 06-25-07, 10:29 AM   #2
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Might get better answers here.....
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Old 06-25-07, 10:39 AM   #3
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it sounds like you have a 1x8 or 1x9 setup on there.

I would leave it as is and ride it. If you feel that you are 'running out' of gearing, either high or low, and it bothers you , then get the triple crankset and front derailler. you will need a front shifter also.

1x9 setups are usually all you ever need, unless you do alot of extended climbing or ride a distance on the road to get to the trailhead


do you plan on racing? I ask because you ask about reaping some advantage from new cranks
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Old 06-25-07, 10:39 AM   #4
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What are you looking to do with this bike?
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Old 06-25-07, 02:06 PM   #5
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sounds like a very good downhill build...this bike was not built to peddle...needs gravity to achieve it's full potential

how much does it weigh?
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Old 06-25-07, 02:24 PM   #6
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sounds like a very good downhill build...this bike was not built to peddle...needs gravity to achieve it's full potential

how much does it weigh?
i dont thinks that it is a downhill bike
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perhaps if he were to post a pic, or advise the model?...but you're right, Salsa doesn't offer a DH bike
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sounds like a very good downhill build.
only to you

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..this bike was not built to peddle...
if he wants to use the bike to peddle his wares, who are you to tell him not to?


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needs gravity to achieve it's full potential
Don't we all though
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