I have a 2007 Specialized Rockhopper base model. I got it brand new in 07. I already upgraded to Panaracer Smoke/Dart tires and are very very happy and forte terramax wheelset and tektro io mechanical discs. very pleased with the brakes and wheelset. after a 30 min tune session the brakes work as well as BB5's but half the price. Anyway I was wondering what should be upgraded next. I have an alivio rear derailleur and was thinking of going deore or deore xt but idk if it would make much of a difference. then i was thinking about the fork cause i dont like the dart 3 but i dont have a lot of money to spend. i plan on racing the bike but i still dont know what to upgrade. i would like to spend under 250 so that rules out the fork but what are some good ideas? thanks.