I Have a Trek 4100 MTB. Its a cheap bike ($270) with only the cheapest components. I really want to upgrade it because I want to ride from NYC to Montreal this summer.
Am I crazy for thinking I can do it on this bike?
I'm looking at purchasing some good Shimano group sets and wondering if I should even bother. How would my biking experience differ by upgrading the components. I will probably purchase a decent frame (LHT) in the near future as well and put the components on it.
Or maybe should I do it the other way around? Get a good frame now and put my cheap components on it then get the quality components later?