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    Bike transformation help

    Alright so ill get to the point, i've been riding a dirt jumping bike for the last few years, 6 inch suspension, 8 inch disc break rotors etc. Now ive first of all come to outgrow my frame but ive also outgrown dirt jumping. This summer i have found myself doing more trail (even tho at times extremely ruff trails ) and i came to the point where i need some changes on my bike. I figured that maybe a frame change to something my size and more mountain bike ish would be my way to go for what i do now.

    My problem is this, i took this suggestion to a bike store and got suggested to sell my bike and buy a new one. Well now they did have good arguments and all but i have a bike with very very nice components (its basicly custom after all these years) and im not sure if they are just trying to make me buy a bike...

    Any suggestions or comments about all this? Both comments about what u think i should do, and what u think the store is doing to me are appreciated

    Cheers

    ps. even tho i would make a change i want to keep some components, for exemple only 8 gears etc.. yea.. help

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    First off what components do you have on your bike at the moment? And what kind of bike were you looking for? FS/HT? XC/AM/FR?

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    oh, uh i have a norco sasquatch frame, hayes 9 brakes, dropp off suspension, thats the main components i guess, you need more? Im looking for a Hardtail, and i honestly have no clue what XC/AM/FR stands for

    Thanks for your time

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    Cross Country/All-Mountain/Freeride
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    hmm im guessing freeride or all-mountain, which ever would suit best for really ruff trails and whitstand some pounding

    (im not that good with all these terms, i just bike )

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    i think you mean like XC trail, and All Mountain. Freeride is way beyond "ruff trails"

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    Ok say its a XC trail i want (i did some reading and it does seem to be the right kind of bike for what i want to do) do you all think i need to change my entire bike or just frame?

    Some stuff i want:
    1*8 gear set up(got it already)
    good front suspension(got a 6 inch)
    Hardtail
    Good disc brakes (my current hayes 9 are decent enought if u ask me)
    !!Not going to break!!

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    planning on doing any climbing?

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    Climbing is always a possibility when doing the trails im doing

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    then the high fork and lack of more gears might not work for your advantage

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