Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
If it was me......
+1, I have a basic 05 Rockhopper. I've upgraded the derailers to LX, the shifters to XT, the V brakes to XT, both rims to Mavix 517s, and the fork to a Fox F-100. The change that had the most impact by far was the change to the F-100. I bought it used off of ebay for about $225.
The second best improvement was changing the front derailer from Alivio to LX. I hardly noticed the change to LX at the rear derailer, but the original equipment derailer was a Deore level and performed well. The third noticable improvement was the change to Mavics. The original equippment Alex rims are a little on the heavy side.
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