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Old 01-10-05, 06:57 PM   #1
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Upgrades for my baby

Hey with winter leaving in a month or two, I'm starting to get into bikes again, and I'm looking for some

uprades for my stumpjumper that are in a 15 year old's budget. I'm going to make it a hardcore XC bike,

meaning light, skinny parts. Here's some pics and a list of components you can't really see.









Derailleurs- Shimano XT
Brakes-Avid V-brakes (upgrade to Hayes HFX- 9?)
Pedals-Shimano clipless
Tires- Specialized roll-x 2.1 (uprgrade to maxxis minotaur 430s?)
Rims- Sun Rims Mach IV
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some disc
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Old 01-10-05, 07:02 PM   #3
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I was looking for discs, and I can get hayes for $200 bucks, front and rear, but mechanical discs are cheaper and lighter. Any suggestions?
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Get mechs then. It's already a nice bike... Maybe upgrade the fork..?
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oooooo what saddle you got chief?
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Nice handle bars...you should probably upgrade the fork.
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Old 01-10-05, 09:12 PM   #7
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Forks can get expensive, but I'll look. Anything in mind? I know a kid who's selling a set of '01 SIDS for dirt cheap. I don't know the specs, but think I should look into them?
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SID is a nice fork, if you are a light rider. I know a person who rides an 01 sid, very good fork. I have an 04
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I'm 100 pounds, it'll do .

Also, the SIDS don't really have any features (u-turn, lockout, ect) except for rebound adjust. This shouldn't be a problem, am I right?
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well my 04 sid has lockout or "climb it control" as it says on the knob thing. It has rebound adjustement yea but i dont know why i would need U turn. ISnt that just a travel adjustement thing? I have never used a fork with U turn. THe sid only has 80mm of travel anyways. At 100lbs its good too becuase of the adjustability.
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plus, im also 15 so i dont have a deep wallet myself. but you can pick up a good used sid on ebay
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Id put a bashgaurd on it, hell Id put a race face on it and drop the shimano #$%%^ like a bad habit (emphasis on BAD) and deck it in SRAM. but thats how I roll
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How much did you pick yours up at and where?
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Id put a bashgaurd on it, hell Id put a race face on it and drop the shimano #$%%^ like a bad habit (emphasis on BAD) and deck it in SRAM. but thats how I roll
Shimano is fine up until the fricken XT, you have no idea how much that things locuks up or falls off on climbs. I need to buy an SRAM derailleur or just get an XTR rear derailleur.
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mine? well hehe i scored, mine was leaking air on the negative side when i got it so i got it for just 125. (see other posts in search). But it turned out all it was was a valve core so it costs me 5 bucks to fix! 2 for the valve core replacements, a six pack. and 3 for the too. Though if it was functioning perfectly i would never have been able to afford it. It was practicly new too, still had the stickers and barcode on the steering tube. but for under 200 i have seen some older SIDs in good condition go if you can muster up the cash
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