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    KHS Alite 4000

    Hi Guys,
    I am new to the forum and just wanted to ask for opinions.
    I have a custom set up bike as follows,

    2003 KHS alite 4000
    Rock Shox SID forks
    Sram X0 and X9 drivetrain 3x9
    Truvative stylo cranks (isis drive)
    rim brakes (ritchey) with sram hubs and unfamiliar Italian brand hoops
    ritchey handlebars
    rock shox suspension seatpost
    alloy stem (can't remember the brand but super light)

    someone (not me) spent a lot of money making this bike very lightweight (around 21 lbs I think). I would like to upgrade some parts on the bike but I am not sure if it is worth it. I would like to put disc brakes on it but it means getting a different wheelset as well as buying brakes. It also needs a new bottom bracket. That is the short list for now. I would buy all the parts used (pink bike) as it is cheaper and the parts for this bike aren't really available new. I have a hollow axle (9mm) for the front forks to replace the QR and would plan on doing the small on the rear.

    I am not sure whether the upgrade is worth it knowing that a new bike at a similar weight and quality components is going to be very expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS1 View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I am new to the forum and just wanted to ask for opinions.
    I have a custom set up bike as follows,

    2003 KHS alite 4000
    Rock Shox SID forks
    Sram X0 and X9 drivetrain 3x9
    Truvative stylo cranks (isis drive)
    rim brakes (ritchey) with sram hubs and unfamiliar Italian brand hoops
    ritchey handlebars
    rock shox suspension seatpost
    alloy stem (can't remember the brand but super light)

    someone (not me) spent a lot of money making this bike very lightweight (around 21 lbs I think). I would like to upgrade some parts on the bike but I am not sure if it is worth it. I would like to put disc brakes on it but it means getting a different wheelset as well as buying brakes. It also needs a new bottom bracket. That is the short list for now. I would buy all the parts used (pink bike) as it is cheaper and the parts for this bike aren't really available new. I have a hollow axle (9mm) for the front forks to replace the QR and would plan on doing the small on the rear.

    I am not sure whether the upgrade is worth it knowing that a new bike at a similar weight and quality components is going to be very expensive.
    I'd get a new bottom bracket, they're not expensive, and just ride it as is. If something wears out, then upgrade it, otherwise I'd personally keep it as is. It's a very decent XC geometry hardtail with good components. IMO, not worth putting a lot of money into.
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