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Old 01-07-08, 08:30 PM   #1
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upgrade ideas

Yes I KNOW I JUST got the bike,
This is just for ideas down the road, like my Birthday and Next Christmas

Right now i Have a Stock Trek 3900

so far the seat is my first thing to upgrade lol. it kind of hurts a bit =)

but what are some good U/G ideas and what companies make half decent stuff, that isnt going to break a newbies wallet lol
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Old 01-07-08, 08:31 PM   #2
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What do you have besides the bike right now?
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Yes I KNOW I JUST got the bike,
This is just for ideas down the road, like my Birthday and Next Christmas

Right now i Have a Stock Trek 3900

so far the seat is my first thing to upgrade lol. it kind of hurts a bit =)

but what are some good U/G ideas and what companies make half decent stuff, that isnt going to break a newbies wallet lol
Is there anything you don't like about the bike?

Otherwise, upgrading for the sake of doing so is stupid. Wait until something breaks.
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Old 01-07-08, 08:49 PM   #4
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the seat really ticks me off lol.
Hurts after about 5 mins ( i know i should'nt be on it much, but yea)

and I'm thinking a better fork, only after i wear this one out, (whats average life span of a fork)
and sometime next year when my tires start wearing out i want some beefier ones lol.
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What make and model is your fork?

As said before, wait until something breaks and then upgrade.
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I have nothing but the stock bike,

eh, let me check the fork.
only markings on fork is
"SR Suntour xct V-2"

oh yea, definitely wait till it breaks, except for seat, that gotta get better lol.
im jsut getting ahead of myself so i have lots of time to research, look, and get some good info
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the seat really ticks me off lol.
Hurts after about 5 mins ( i know i should'nt be on it much, but yea)

and I'm thinking a better fork, only after i wear this one out, (whats average life span of a fork)
and sometime next year when my tires start wearing out i want some beefier ones lol.
Coming from being a roadie I'm a firm believer in a good pair of padded shorts. Doesn't have to be lycra, just something with some padding.

Edit: And with due time and mileage the soreness will stop.
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You're better off just saving for a better bike.
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Clipless pedals are an efficient upgrade too.
And mcoine there's a lot of up fron tcost involved with a new bike, as opposed to slowly upgrading and that's hard for a young kid - a category which im assuming the OP fits into.
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Because he doesn't like the seat?
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Because he doesn't like the seat?
No, upgrading the seat for comfort reasons would be fine, but the bike isn't worth upgrading other parts just for the sake of upgrading.
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Don't worry about upgrading anything until you get some miles on it and get to know the bike better. If you want birthday gifts how about a seat pack or a CamelBack or some tools and a patchkit and pump or a repair manual. Some gloves, shorts, jersey. Don't forget a helmet if you don't have one.
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Some delicious Lycra or Baggy shorts would be excellent. I wear Lycra, but I see most MTB'ers rocking baggies on the trails.

Also, the padding goes in the shorts, not the seat.
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those Trek stock seats are the worst ever ...
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Helmet, Camelbak, gloves, killer socks (I personally love the Pearl Izumi brand Pi) how about a small pump for those flats?
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No, upgrading the seat for comfort reasons would be fine, but the bike isn't worth upgrading other parts just for the sake of upgrading.
+1, I wouldn't upgrade a 3900. Well, maybe, if you know how to work on bikes, have access to good used parts cheap. That might work.
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I'd focus on gear that isn't necessarily the bike itself. Get a pump, patch kit and some tubes, I recommend a topeak road or mountain morph. Bike shorts are also a good idea. I wouldn't spend a lot of money upgrading a 3900, but remember guys, components put on this bike can always be transferred to another frame down the road. I wouldn't recommend clipless pedals/shoes until you get the hang of the sport. At this point you're just working on basic biking fitness and handling skills.

Other than that get out and ride.
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This weekend Hitting some Trails around here.
Can't Wait!
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I'd focus on gear that isn't necessarily the bike itself. Get a pump, patch kit and some tubes, I recommend a topeak road or mountain morph. Bike shorts are also a good idea. I wouldn't spend a lot of money upgrading a 3900, but remember guys, components put on this bike can always be transferred to another frame down the road. I wouldn't recommend clipless pedals/shoes until you get the hang of the sport. At this point you're just working on basic biking fitness and handling skills.

Other than that get out and ride.
+1
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Upgrade to new high power quads. They will increase the speed of most bikes.
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Other than the seat the only things I would recommed you change on the bike are the grips (if you don't like them), tires, and if you want to later on get some clipless pedals.
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So you haven't been on a trail yet. You haven't crashed on it yet. And, yet, you want to upgrade?
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So you haven't been on a trail yet. You haven't crashed on it yet. And, yet, you want to upgrade?
Sounds like Wheelhot! His bike was on order for a year, and the entire time he waited, he posted threads asking what to upgrade.
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