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Giant Rincon, Help me with upgrading parts Please!

Old 07-02-11, 08:45 AM
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Giant Rincon, Help me with upgrading parts Please!

I'm getting the bike for $150 I mostly want it for the frame. I wanted to know What I should be looking for for upgrade's. I know Fork , Wheels, and Components are what I will have to upgrade. Its about 2004 SO it does have Vbrake's. How easy Will it be to upgrade these stock Parts?

Component Group Mountain Mix
Brakeset Aluminum linear-pull brakes, Shimano EF-29 levers
Shift Levers Shimano EF-29
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Crankset Giant Alloy MTB, 22/32/42 teeth
Rear Cogs 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Chain 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust, 30.8mm diameter
Handlebar Steel, rise
Handlebar Stem Giant alloy MTB
Headset 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset

I wanted to know what are good upgrade parts I should be looking into?
I hear Sram X7 and above is the way to go for MT Bikes??

Thanks!
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If you plan on using it for the trail.....dump the seat and kick-stand and panier/rack system immediately. Then upgrade tires and seat first. Then upgrade wheel set and disc brakes. Then upgrade fork. Then upgrade drivetrain.
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