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cazadaniel
03-15-2012, 04:02 AM
If you could only upgrade one component or feature on your bike what would it be?

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Carrot Top
03-15-2012, 04:05 AM
The frame

Zedbra
03-15-2012, 04:09 AM
The frame

this

three sheets
03-15-2012, 04:11 AM
Engine,or lack there of.

Kever
03-15-2012, 04:39 AM
Frame, or seat post. Just put a reverb on my mini dh, it's a game changer for sure.

L. Ron Hubbard
03-15-2012, 04:54 AM
I'd pick up a super exciting wheelset.

wizard604
03-15-2012, 05:12 AM
adjustable seatpost... once you have ridden with one, you'll feel lost w/out one. It makes such a difference when you're able to adjust to the optimal riding position on the fly.

IFO
03-15-2012, 05:22 AM
i would upgrade my camelbak to hold a mini-trail side [email protected]

:rave:

PembyRocks
03-15-2012, 05:40 AM
Adjustable seat post and correct suspension tuning/setup

pedalhound
03-15-2012, 05:51 AM
I'd pick up a super exciting wheelset.


This...I want sexy wheels...Envy Am's on DT hubs will do...kthanx bai.

heckler's better 1/2
03-15-2012, 05:56 AM
a proper fitting saddle is dreamy.

Bryan
03-15-2012, 06:11 AM
i would upgrade my camelbak to hold a mini-trail side [email protected]

:rave:

if you had an Iphone you could just run the new app he is offering.

Fluid
03-15-2012, 07:03 AM
Another one for adjustable seatpost! I don't think any other upgrades that I have ever had in all my years of riding have made as much of an impact for me.

FullMonty
03-15-2012, 07:27 AM
can't put a price on? fitness. this is the one upgrade you have to make yourself.

I got fat and slow over winter after bashing my knee in november. was a real slap in the face at the first FVMBA race. anyway, back in the gym and back running now that my knee is feeling good. nothing can make your ride suck quite like a lack of gas in the tank.

Lady Gravity
03-15-2012, 07:29 AM
in order of priority:

frame
fork
seat
drivetrain - i probably have at the most 6mo left on the current

sanrensho
03-15-2012, 07:36 AM
Fitness/health.

Kever
03-15-2012, 07:45 AM
i want to change my answer to fitness. fullmonty knows where it's at.

leverfingers
03-15-2012, 10:52 AM
in order of priority:

frame
fork
seat
drivetrain - i probably have at the most 6mo left on the current

A drivetrain lasts you 6 months? I'd like to know what you run.

For me it's fitness, same as Monty. Hernia took away last summer, and skiing has made my legs strong(freeheel, chainsnapping, strong), but my cardio is poop right now. I'd love to just take a pill and have my fitness back.

GladePlayboy
03-15-2012, 02:27 PM
Yeah, I gotta agree that fitness is where its at, or not at the moment.

Lady Gravity
03-15-2012, 04:41 PM
A drivetrain lasts you 6 months? I'd like to know what you run.

uh no, it's been on there at least a year and a half already, probably more. the bb/cranks are fine, but the cassette and chain are kind of ancient.



and you guys with your fitness issues - come on already, that's the easiest thing to fix! stop being so lazy :P

kperras
03-15-2012, 04:45 PM
Dropper post. Every bike I ride now has one.

biggles604
03-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Another vote for dropper post.
Also, Fork >>>>>>>>> Frame.

Oldfart
03-15-2012, 06:55 PM
The frame is the heart of the bike followed by wheels and suspension components about equal to me. Wheels make a bigger difference on a hardtail than a fork overall especially a shorter travel fork. Then drivetrain and everything else is comfort and convenience more or less. Dropper posts are very good though, as long as they work.

cerealkilla'
03-15-2012, 06:59 PM
A dropper post.....that actually works and remains working for more than a year.


Tried almost all of them, and all of them have failed. Come on, one properly functioning dropper post! It's all I ask.

biggles604
03-15-2012, 07:09 PM
The frame is the heart of the bike followed by wheels and suspension components about equal to me. Wheels make a bigger difference on a hardtail than a fork overall especially a shorter travel fork. Then drivetrain and everything else is comfort and convenience more or less. Dropper posts are very good though, as long as they work.

Wheels are really important, but having tried many different forks on the same bikes, I think that fork is more important than the frame, even more so on a hardtail (of course, if the geometry is totally mental, then the frame becomes more of an issue).

Tried almost all of them, and all of them have failed. Come on, one properly functioning dropper post! It's all I ask.

Gravity Dropper!

Buster Bluth
03-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Replacing mechanical disc brakes with decent hydraulic brakes has given me balls the size of grapefruit. Colour this girl impressed.

boomforeal
03-15-2012, 08:20 PM
Gravity Dropper!

qft

shirk
03-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Time

You can't put a price on having more time to ride.

forest
03-15-2012, 09:30 PM
Time

You can't put a price on having more time to ride.

Word

Buster Bluth
03-15-2012, 09:32 PM
Word

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Carrot Top
03-15-2012, 10:16 PM
Sentence

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IFO
03-15-2012, 10:29 PM
Paragraph

book

SixZeroSixOne
03-15-2012, 10:48 PM
book

Library

Dean W
03-16-2012, 07:38 PM
Library
Internet

IFO
03-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Internet

universe

Buster Bluth
03-16-2012, 09:38 PM
universe

Chuck Norris

IFO
03-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Chuck Norris

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