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    Giant Rincon, Help me with upgrading parts Please!

    I'm getting the bike for $150 I mostly want it for the frame. I wanted to know What I should be looking for for upgrade's. I know Fork , Wheels, and Components are what I will have to upgrade. Its about 2004 SO it does have Vbrake's. How easy Will it be to upgrade these stock Parts?

    Component Group Mountain Mix
    Brakeset Aluminum linear-pull brakes, Shimano EF-29 levers
    Shift Levers Shimano EF-29
    Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Crankset Giant Alloy MTB, 22/32/42 teeth
    Rear Cogs 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
    Chain 1/2 x 3/32"
    Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust, 30.8mm diameter
    Handlebar Steel, rise
    Handlebar Stem Giant alloy MTB
    Headset 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset

    I wanted to know what are good upgrade parts I should be looking into?
    I hear Sram X7 and above is the way to go for MT Bikes??

    Thanks!Giant bike.jpg
    Last edited by My1stRoadBike; 07-02-11 at 08:25 PM. Reason: SSS

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    Senior Member mrgrunt99's Avatar
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    1994 Giant Yukon (first mountain bike), 2003 Trek Fuel, Custom Full Carbon hardtail MB (in progress), Scattante with Dura Ace (custom build up)
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    If you plan on using it for the trail.....dump the seat and kick-stand and panier/rack system immediately. Then upgrade tires and seat first. Then upgrade wheel set and disc brakes. Then upgrade fork. Then upgrade drivetrain.
    I am the ubberest of ubberific ubbers!

    "(suck it hardtail h8ers!!!)"-ed

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