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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:48 pm 
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I'm really starting enjoy my xc jaunts on my old marin junker. Thinking about spending a bit of cash to upgrade a bit....Currently running a marin palisades trail about 2002 model...manitou 80mm shocks, race face flat bars, and x lite ski bends bar ends...also swapped the cheap v brakes for xtr ones and xt levers.....all second hand and cheap.

What gives the best bang for buck in terms of my next move....a new frame first or a wheelset...or something different? i've thought about getting a full suss frame but prefer hardtail


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:54 pm 
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light wheelset or decent frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:55 pm 
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Ditto!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:08 pm 
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Anything Purple.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:28 pm 
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A nice lively [steel] frameset, and handbuilt wheels.


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You don't specify what pedals you run, so just incase you're stuck in the 80's, fit SPD's.

If you already have, then a good set of lightweight, handbuilt wheels.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:41 pm 
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ferrus wrote:
.....handbuilt wheels.


You'll notice the difference in the ride if you get a decent pair of wheels more than you would with the frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Xesh wrote:
ferrus wrote:
.....handbuilt wheels.


You'll notice the difference in the ride if you get a decent pair of wheels more than you would with the frame.


interesting....what would be the difference...more direct steering?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:53 pm 
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New knees


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:55 pm 
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forgot to say too....I am still on flatties :shock:


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