If some of you remember, I bought a used '05 specialized fsrxc for $350 because I wanted to try mountain biking. So I'm getting more and more into it. I'm a roadie so I told myself to keep the bike stock, no upgrades unless its broken. Here's my dilemma....
I like my bike, sure it's heavy but it gets the job done. I've learned a few things since my first ride. Now I know my fork, brakes and rear shock could be upgraded. I have the manitou axel comp fork 100mm, tektro v brakes and X fusion shox 02rpv.
When I'm descending I still feel nervous sorta like if my brakes don't have enough stopping power and I'm sure they don't. But I don't know if I feel that way also because the fork or rear shox aren't smoothing out the ride like others could.
I weigh 185 lbs. I'm sure the best thing would be to upgrade bike all together. But that's not a possibility right now. If you had to choose, what would be your top choice to upgrade? I'm not going to ask what brand or model just because there would be a bunch of different opinions. So I'm keeping it to these 3 choices (brakes, rear shox, or fork). Thanks.