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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Bought this the other day awaiting collection.

Was wondering what you guys thought about upgrades.

I have mint Shimano Xt m739 3 x 8 combined brake/shifters and brakes and was gonna put them on there. Obviously I'd need to put on a new 8 speed cassette.

Was thinking of a new easton stem and bars I've seen on sale.
Maybe new headset and bb too.
Any ideas?

https://www.flickr.com/gp/76321962@N03/J1R229

Can't upload pics so here's a link.

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Tony


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Looks really nice 8)
XT 739/738 seems to be my groupset of choice ! i have it and have used it on loads of bikes and it just works and keeps on working .
What else have you got in mind ? xc race type or more relaxed do it all bike ?
As for upgrades you cant beat a good set of light wheels and tyres to really transform a bike :D
Cheers Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Paul.

Just a more relaxed do it all kind of bike.

Any suggestion on a set of lightweight wheels and tyres for rim brakes?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:43 pm 
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I would ride it as is for a while, then have a disc tab put on the back and swap out the wheels and brakes for brand new ones. The colour and geometry would take updating well. Cool bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I think I will mostly stick wíth it the way it is just now and modernise a bit more as I go. Discs, new orange paint job.

Anyone know what the Z4 bombers are worth?

I think im gonna stick them up for sale here and on eBay in the future. I have some new rockshoxs to stick on the frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 pm 
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Personally I'd get the Z4s serviced.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:03 am 
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You could always go for a disc front , rear v combo ? a lot of people do :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:05 am 
Dirt Disciple

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That is an option. The rockshox have discussed tabs on them.

If I decide to stick with rim brakes though, I'm struggling to find a decent set of wheels.

What kind of weights are we talking for them to be consider lightweight?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:36 pm 
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Have a peek here http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listi ... =mtbwheels
or indeed down the bottom of the page on this very forum :D
Paul


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