Hi everyone. Hopefully someone can help give me some advice. I currently ride a 2007 Rockhopper Disc. I have one season of racing under my belt and will be racing Cat 2 this year as well as competing in endurance events. The fork on my Rockhopper is an old Dart 3, and I have come to a crossroad on whether to upgrade the shock or just buy a new FS bike. I have my eye on a 2008 Anthem 2 with a Reba SL front shock for $1550.00 The only thing stopping me is that I would basically swap out all the components. My current ride has better components on it except for the brakes and front shock, but the Anthem is about a pound lighter than my current ride with crappier components. I would just buy a new frame and swap everything out but by the time I buy the fork its the same price as the Anthem.
So what would you do if you were getting more serious about racing. Spend 400-450.00 on a new lighter fork for the Rockhopper or spend 1500.00 on the Anthem 2 to get a lighter frame and fork, swap out the components and sell the old bike with the components from the anthem