NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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What I would recommend for upgrades do not justify the costs. Why not just buy a bike designed more for what you intend to do, something like the Specialized P.2 or P.3.?
Seriously, I'd swap out the fork and the cranks. The cost to do that would be about the same as just buying a P.2, ($610 vs $770), plus you get a better frame, a better fork, a chain guide, bigger tires, more DJ geometry, which suits exactly what you intend to do with the bike.
Also look at Kona's Roast/Stuff line of bikes.
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