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Old 03-31-07, 04:13 PM
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Like to upgrade something :)???

Here is mine TRek 4300 (2006) Yellow
Deore front , XT rear , XT gear shifters
Sram 830 cassette 8 speed (maby buy Shimano 8 speed XT cassette)
Deore V-brake (maby change to XT V brake)
Alivio Crankset(shimano bottom bracket)
Avid Speed dial 7 brake levers
Rock shox Pilot fork with lockout and air

Is there anything i can upgrade (worth it) and would you do it ???

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Old 03-31-07, 05:51 PM
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the crankset and i would buy it off ebay
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Nornally id say no, but since you've already poured a lot into the bike, i think the crankset should be next. Or possibly the frame.
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New wheelset and disc brakes.
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i don't think they have an 8-spd XT cassette, just 9 spd right?
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Old 03-31-07, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by alumrock12
i don't think they have an 8-spd XT cassette, just 9 spd right?
it is getting harder to find them, that is for dam sure. Best bet there is just to get a SRAM 8 spd cassette.
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ditch shimano and get sram components... thats what I did wif my 4300
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Old 04-01-07, 07:15 AM
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But would it be big diff to go from Alvivio crank to LX, XT ? functionally ?

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what about better RIMS ?

or cassette ?
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Oh yeah! The new Hollowtech II technology is incredble, dude. LX Hollowtech II cranksets are so rigid and strong compared to the Alivio. It will reduce the annoying chain-rub to the front derailleur.

A nice set of lightweight wheels wouldbe good too. Would make the bike feel quicker.
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But the biggest diff would be buy better crankset ?

planning to buy this and that would FIT ??

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7251

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Old 04-01-07, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by chelboed
Oh yeah! The new Hollowtech II technology is incredble, dude. LX Hollowtech II cranksets are so rigid and strong compared to the Alivio. It will reduce the annoying chain-rub to the front derailleur.
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So does adjusting the front derailleur
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I was wondering the same thing. How does derailler rub get eliminated because of hollowtech II cranks? Just adjust the FD.
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Originally Posted by free_pizza
So does adjusting the front derailleur
Such a clown

I'm 190 and when I used non integrated cranks, I could set the FrDer to where it wouldn't rub when you have the bike in a stand. When i actually stand up on the cranks and put some weight on them, it would rub on the OS. When I adj. the barrell adj. to compensate, then it would rub on the inside. With HTII's, I don't have that issue. Integrated BB's make for a more rigid crank that doesn't flext like my old ISIS and square taper cranksets.

I'm sure the same would be with a very nice ISIS DH crankset that uses a heavy duty ISIS BB.

Does that make more sense? I see your confusion about my statement. I should have broken it down better for ya.

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Old 04-02-07, 06:45 PM
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No i get it now. Only rubs when it flexes, stronger cranks dont flex, problem solved.
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