upgrades ?

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upgrades ?

Postby Cookymonster38 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 22:25 pm

dont get spare cash that often with the wife and kids ( plus crappy job :cry: ) but i had bit of cash off family for xmas and i just won £170 on bingo ! ( i know sad in i :lol: )
so i got £250 to spend on my bike
its a 2005 kona dawg matic and rides sweet as but i feel it needs a face lift
so what would you replace on the bike with £250 ?

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Re: upgrades ?

Postby MTBUK » Thu Dec 27, 2012 22:44 pm

Sell the bike........ and add cash too it...... and buy a better specced bike off ebay... no brainer!!
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Re: upgrades ?

Postby supersonic » Thu Dec 27, 2012 23:05 pm

What is the spec?

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Re: upgrades ?

Postby Cookymonster38 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 23:19 pm

standard apart from bars and stem
deore mechs , mavic rims , fox float rear shock , marzocchi exr pro forks , truvativ crank , shimano m525 brakes
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Re: upgrades ?

Postby supersonic » Thu Dec 27, 2012 23:22 pm

So what is the full spec?!

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Re: upgrades ?

Postby Cookymonster38 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 23:26 pm

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Re: upgrades ?

Postby Cookymonster38 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 23:29 pm

copyd and pasted , dont know why it came out like that but heres where i got it from http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/Bike ... &Type=bike

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Re: upgrades ?

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 27, 2012 23:51 pm

You linked to a 2004, but neither that or the 2005 match the partial spec you listed.
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Re: upgrades ?

Postby stubs » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:30 am

Personally I would get the suspension serviced and spend the remainder of the cash on some shiny bling to make the bike go faster. Red anodised bottle cage bolts will make you go twice as fast.
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Re: upgrades ?

Postby Cookymonster38 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 21:35 pm

I just serviced the forks , new bushes etc .
Do people still use bottle cages ? :roll:
I've ordered new SRAM mechs and shifters as the old ones are a bit tired
Was thinking of some wheels but they would have to be second hand , currently have mavic xm117 rims on specialized front hub and a shimano rear hub , so something better but what ?

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Re: upgrades ?

Postby stubs » Fri Dec 28, 2012 22:00 pm

If you want some new wheels Superstar have a cracker deal at the moment

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=227 £150 wouldnt even buy you the hubs.
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