Newbie MTB here , Roadie
Picked up a used rockhopper , need to upgrade components .
Ride high end road stuff and my last MTB had XT and Manitou front fork and Mavic 217Hoops and hubs .........
Shifters feel like they could break at any minute ( x4 and X5 derailleurs), Brakes are Avid BB5 and adjust one side,( rubbing on the repair stand) Not impressed with the wheels ,
Put on dart and smoke tires and richie SPDs,
fork seems okay for my use (Long Island Single track , not really rooty or rocky but quick) will upgrade last .
Question is what to upgrade to without breaking the bank . Shock will probably come last after i get some miles on it
What Brakes , Wheels and Drivetrain options would you do if you had a limited budget . I can turn a wrench, so labor is cheap .
Thanks Guys -
sad part about getting a new mtb on long island is the ground is piled with snow so can't really ride it!