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    Potato Truck
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    Upgrade/Modification Help!!!

    Ok here is the bike im purchasing, im wanting to know what the best route to DH conversion is....





    THE FEATURES
    High-strength A1 Premium Aluminum frame featuring forged dropouts with eyelets, reinforced disc mount, forged alloy hanger, manipulated TT, and DT with 3D box gusset
    Marzocchi MZ Comp fork 100mm travel, mag lowers, preload adjust, coil/MCU spring
    Wheelset featuring Specialized Enduro Sport 2.2" tires, Shimano 475 mechanical disc brakes with 6" rotors, and Sun DitchWitch double-wall rims with eyelets
    Truvativ 5-D alloy crank with replaceable alloy outer ring and heat treated Cr-Mo inner rings
    Shimano Deore rear derailleur


    what parts would you change out first and what would you suggest as replacements...


    I will put this bike through hell so any and all suggestions are appreciated greatly...

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    Buy a different bike. You won't be downhilling without severely injuring yourself without rear suspension.

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    Potato Truck
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    unfortunately i am not a fan of rear susp. and i guess its not really downhill im after more freeriding and big hits...

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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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