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  1. #1
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    Upgrading SC Bullit ?

    Hi folks,

    I finally dug out my old SC Bullit. It's been decaying a long time in my garage. It looks pretty good in shape but its OLD !
    So my question arises, could I do something with it, or just trash it ?
    And if, what should I do with upgrades?
    I checked all the components today, and here they are:

    SC Bullit 2003 + Fifth element coil
    Hadley hubs
    Mavic 317D rims + 2.3"
    Marzocchi Bomber Super T
    Hope M4 brakes
    Drivetrain SRAM+Truvativ+FSA
    Gear SRAM X9, 3x9
    Thomson Elite, Titec, FSA bits and pieces

    The bike isn't heavy used, very light driving and frame never got hits or dents. But the geometry is what it is, single pivot and notorious habits.

    Thanks !
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    I'd say upgrade it, that's what I did with my old 1997 diamondback Sorrento. But going back to your bike, It has really good components for being a 2003. I say just replace the chain and ride it. Than go 1x for the fun of it

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    Given that you probably don't ride that much (certainly not in the last 15 years, anyway) I'd just replace what is broken, tune it up, pump up the tires and do a little riding. Then, if you get serious, get a new bike.

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    Try offset bushings and see if you like the geo better. If you want to go further, swap the fork for a cheap used 180mm single crown. There are killer deals going on x fusion metric 180mm forks. As far as bang for buck goes those forks are in a league of their own. A floating brake kit will do wonders on the DH for any high forward single pivot. If the shock needs servicing send it to avalanche. For not much more than a basic service fee you get a speed sensitive damper mod and custom tune. People love Ava's SSD mods on those 5th coils. You might like 740 to 780mm bars if you're running something narrow now. Probably wouldn't shorten the stem unless you're running something really long.

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