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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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    Might get better answers here.....
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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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    What are you looking to do with this bike?
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jm01
    sounds like a very good downhill build.
    only to you

    Quote Originally Posted by jm01
    ..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?


    Quote Originally Posted by jm01
    needs gravity to achieve it's full potential
    Don't we all though

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