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Old 03-25-05, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hey all

Im new to the forums here.

I ride an '03 Giant Iguana Disc.

I havent upgraded or changed anything yet.

However, i am getting ( new tires, grips, and some fenders )

I mostly do XC, you know, "Technical" XC, and "Agressive XC"

Anyway, Some suggestions on worthwhile and needed upgrades and i will be very greatful

Also add anything that you yourself think that i should put on there.

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Old 03-25-05, 03:16 PM   #2
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Please someone help me!
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Old 03-25-05, 03:20 PM   #3
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You haven't told us where you perceive there to be deficiencies.
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o well

The front derailer is crap i think, and so is the fork.

dont know much more, look at the site then u can tell me what YOU think.

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Cranks, pedals and brakes.
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please, more suggestions, and How much would new cranks and pedals make a difference?
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How much $ are you willing to spend?
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Well, Price isnt really an issue right now, Ill just work and save up ( im only 15 ) so just blurt out what upgrades are best
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What's with the "BUMP"? What does it mean, or is it just to get attention?
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Its to raise the thread up to the top of the forum so people see it.
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Well, get some BMX platforms for aggressive riding...
The cranks are low-end, you'll probably want better ones if you're doing drops or jumps or such.
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Well, Price isnt really an issue right now, Ill just work and save up ( im only 15 ) so just blurt out what upgrades are best
You don't know what you want, and you have no money for it. Sounds like an ideal situation to me.

My suggestion is to just ride hard until something breaks. Than replace.

Beyond that, a clipless pedal system will probably help your riding skills.

Regarding your fork ... an XC race quality fork can cost as much as you paid for your original bike. So until you notice some problem, you should keep riding it.

Is your bike comfortable??? If not you may try changes in the stem and handlebar. If things are too bumpy for your backside, you could add a suspension seatpost like the Cane Creek Thudbuster.

Just remember, mountain bikes are NOT BMX bling-bling toys meant to be shown off. Well, you can show them off. But first and foremost, they're intended for riding. If your bike sits in the garage waiting to be shown to friends and ridden on pavement, you should probably just sell your bike right now and save $$$ for a Honda Civic that you can add rims, pavement lighting and fuzzy dice to.
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There's no reason to "bump" a thread here you're either going to get answered or ignored. The more "bumps" the fewer valid responses. Start with replacing what you KNOW to be bad and go from there
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Well, i would go for a setup of crank brothers stuff. Ive seen combination packs like 120 for the egg beater+shoe. That will help you a lot. I agree you a nice XC fork will cost you about as much as the bike itself.
But, a significant upgrade (as well as those pedals, clipless is said to give you up to 35% more power which i think i believe) is a nice SID, probably the best XC fork in my opinion. I have the Team 04 and i cant say enough about it. You can get the Race 04 from cambria bike
http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=11029
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Is your bike comfortable??? If not you may try changes in the stem and handlebar. If things are too bumpy for your backside, you could add a suspension seatpost like the Cane Creek Thudbuster.
Disagree. For someone just starting out on a hardtail, thats bad advice. In my opinion at least. You can get better parts for the price of the seatpost. I suggest new shifters and brake levers. Proper shifting and braking technique can go a long way verses a bouncy saddle on a hardtail.
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Disagree. For someone just starting out on a hardtail, thats bad advice. In my opinion at least. You can get better parts for the price of the seatpost. I suggest new shifters and brake levers. Proper shifting and braking technique can go a long way verses a bouncy saddle on a hardtail.
I agree, legs are the best suspension out there. You just have to learn to use them
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Disagree. For someone just starting out on a hardtail, thats bad advice.
That's not bad advice it's TERRIBLE advice
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