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What can I upgrade/change? Stumpjumper FSR XC Comp 2002

Old 08-24-15, 09:57 AM
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What can I upgrade/change? Stumpjumper FSR XC Comp 2002

Hi all! I'm pretty new to MTB, however the cyclescheme is open at my work and I'm able to use it for buying components. I'm getting a few bits for my commuting bike but thought it couldn't hurt to upgrade my MTB.

I've attached a photo, just looking for advice. Shall I change the forks to have more travel? I'm changing the tyres as they need doing anyway.

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Old 08-24-15, 10:04 AM
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I its a pure commute bike id switch to some slicks. Maybe get some spd shoes and pedals if thats something your like. Also if your chain is ready for a chain that could be a good oppurtuinity.

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Old 08-24-15, 10:22 AM
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I use it for mountain biking. I have a separate commuting bike which I'm buying parts for, but I wanted to get parts for this too
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For that bike, i would only change what is worn or giving degraded performance (things like cables, tires, grips , chain. cassette if it needs it ) --- putting a new fork on a 14 y/o bike is spending money that would be better spent towards a more current steed --- but if its leaking and needs new seals or something, by all means change those too
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Old 08-25-15, 11:51 AM
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Thank you, I did think that it was perhaps flogging a dead horse a bit to upgrade things. I'll start saving up for something newer!
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That's a premium bike, I wouldn't throw it away lightly. Is there anything about it you don't like and want to change? Upgrades for their own sake are silly but upgrades to fix a problem you have are satisfying.
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The first thing to do with that bike, is get it serviced, the fork/rear shock, look to be far too compressed with no load on them, doing this will make the bike ride like it as meant to. (no point in getting longer travel forks as the frame isn't designed for them, although as it looks you are only getting about half the travel you should have with the current ones)

From the photo, the grips need replacing (no end cap/rubber), and if you are going to put any money into it, replace the Avid brakes, with current Shimano Deore, gear cables and any other consumables, and many-be a shorter stem to bring it into the modern age.
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