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Upgrading a Boulder 3?

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Old 09-04-14, 12:33 AM
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Upgrading a Boulder 3?

Hey Guys,

A friend of mine got me into downhill mountain biking recently (well to be honest were doing more cross country tracks at the moment until I get some more confidence up), I have a 2012 Boulder 3 XL frame (im 6ft8) in the shed so I have been using that. My question is would it be worth it upgrading any parts of the bike like tires or front suspension. I have bugger all money at the moment and that wont change for a while so I wont be able to spend like 1k on a second hand bike or anything like that.

Would it be worth modifying or would I not see much difference?

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Old 09-04-14, 12:44 AM
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Upgrade to what? the Giant Boulder 3 is a fairly low end MTB, just putting a new fork on the bike would double the cost, although given that it has a non-tapered steerer, you would be limited to what could fit without using an adapter. For tires, they are consumables, so just replace as needed.
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Old 09-04-14, 02:05 PM
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I would say just beat on that as is while you save up. No amount of upgrades will make the Boulder any sort of downhill rig though.
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Yeah sorry didn't explain myself too great, i know the boulder is crap for what I want to do I was more asking since I will be using it for the next 6 months or so and if im still into it then I can but a decent bike. I was just wondering if I could do anything to the boulder in the mean time on the cheap (few hundred $$) that would improve the downhill.cross country riding until I either quit or buy a decent rig and by the sounds of it there wouldn't be any difference.
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