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    Upgrading a new bike..what first?

    I have read a lot about people getting new bikes and immediately taking off stock things and getting new, better things instead. For example, I was reading a post about someone's new bike in which they stated there was "Nothing stock except the frame left on the bike". I was wondering, what do people upgrade first and why? All I have done are pedals, grips, and seat..all for obvious reasons. I just don't understand why you would spend over 1k on a bike then spend even more on upgrades rather than building your own bike or getting a more expensive one to start. What is the first thing upgraded on a new bike, and why?

    Any input?

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    Well, I'm at the point of having the frame, fork, seatpost and stem as the only stock things on my bike. First thing I really upgraded were the wheels, but that was after about 700 miles and I had bent the rear rim. I never really upgrade anything out of the box unless it doesn't work right, it just doesn't make sense, though if I was to do it I would probably upgrade the wheels or fork.

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    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tds1195 View Post
    I have read a lot about people getting new bikes and immediately taking off stock things and getting new, better things instead. For example, I was reading a post about someone's new bike in which they stated there was "Nothing stock except the frame left on the bike". I was wondering, what do people upgrade first and why? All I have done are pedals, grips, and seat..all for obvious reasons. I just don't understand why you would spend over 1k on a bike then spend even more on upgrades rather than building your own bike or getting a more expensive one to start. What is the first thing upgraded on a new bike, and why?
    Any input?
    In my case, not counting pedals, wheels, because I tacoed the front.

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    whatever you break first. Don't fix it if it is not broken.

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    i would say tires if they don't fit what you ride.

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    I cut 0.75" off each side of the handlebars to make it shorter. Does that count?
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