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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: mtb upgrades Reply with quote

im hoping to be doing some xc races next year, some of the scottish xc series and maybe the national points series ( the dalby one )

im wanting to upgrade a few things on my scott, al have about 100 to spend, not much i no but every little helps. so what do you's think i should upgrade, i was thinking rear mech for one. my scotts just got bog standed shimano stuff on btw
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: mtb upgrades Reply with quote

mr-marty-martin wrote:
im hoping to be doing some xc races next year, some of the scottish xc series and maybe the national points series ( the dalby one )

im wanting to upgrade a few things on my scott, al have about 100 to spend, not much i no but every little helps. so what do you's think i should upgrade, i was thinking rear mech for one. my scotts just got bog standed shimano stuff on btw


Will just changing the rear mech make that much difference ??.......is it not better to keep all the gear system of the same spec ......ie.....shifters/chain/mech's etc ?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure m8, a think a wana change the front and rear mechs as the front is pritty sticky at times, but as you say this might mean changing the shifters etc so may have to push the boat out Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr-marty-martin wrote:
not sure m8, a think a wana change the front and rear mechs as the front is pritty sticky at times, but as you say this might mean changing the shifters etc so may have to push the boat out Laughing


The shimano stuff is normaly good stuff........which ones have you got ??

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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm not sure, just realy stock stuff that came with the bike, wierd name...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that at the moment Marty, given your desire to race, any upgrades should be on a strictly functional basis. Parts you wish to replace should be those that are not working/performing 100%, that is the critical factor in any race event which can be won or lost on inefficient gear changes or poor braking performance.

Review your bike on the basis of the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" Wink

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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very true gunner, but the temptations to upgrade are allways there Laughing

i think i'll review the situation closer to the start of the xc season
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
I think that at the moment Marty, given your desire to race, any upgrades should be on a strictly functional basis. Parts you wish to replace should be those that are not working/performing 100%, that is the critical factor in any race event which can be won or lost on inefficient gear changes or poor braking performance.

Review your bike on the basis of the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" Wink


Sounds like very wise words there. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we should all chip in and sponsor your shirt or something with the forum name on it.. Very Happy you seem to have potential. keep up the good work
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep its hard work but im sticking at it, meetin some realy good lads along the way who are spot on, and they ride so its great Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr-marty-martin wrote:
yep its hard work but im sticking at it, meetin some realy good lads along the way who are spot on, and they ride so its great Very Happy


I hope your converting them to the "MTBE EXPERIENCE", Marty Laughing Laughing

Why not even think about starting your own MTBE Team Question

Could there be any benefits for you from that, why not have a think. Could you approach any local cycle shops Question

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im thinking of getting a tea sorted for next year, tbh the riders who are good and ride in the xc have there own sponsers and they dont realy ride in a team, so you go it alown at this age tbh

i could approach a local bike shop who i no and i could advertise them on my jerseys etc and get discount for bike parts, clothes etc.

but for a main sponser the restraunt were i work will sponser me i think so im going to try and get something sorted for next year

if i do i'll defo get mtbe on the jersey, or even get a mtbe jersey for the mtb races etc
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Marty, I'm just trying to come up with ideas that may help your racing, don't forget that a shop, or your resteraunt may see being associated with a "busy" website beneficial, MTBE would be happy to support you.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers gunner, if you have any ideas dont hesitate to pm me Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've got 100 to spend I'd go for a light set of wheels and tyres. Reducing rotating mass will make accelerating quicker. You could recoupe some money by selling your current set on ebay.
If you've got any money left over a desent set of gear cables should improve shifting performance, see this months MBR.

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