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    Newb needs help me with next upgrade

    Looking to make some kind of upgrade to my mostly stock 2013 Carve Pro. So far I went tubeless, threw on some ODI grips and VP flats. That's all I've done so far.

    What would be the next best thing to upgrade on this bike? I'm a newb when it comes to components but I really want to start making some budget-friendly upgrades to this bike but have no idea where to go from here.

    Any recommendations? New seatpost maybe?

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    Define your goals. Lower weight? Better fit? Ultimately, my response is probably going to be: Just go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrbib21 View Post
    Define your goals. Lower weight? Better fit? Ultimately, my response is probably going to be: Just go ride.
    I was going to say the same thing, just go ride, especially for someone that feels they are a newb. Wait til something breaks or wears out.
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    Dropper post, SLX or XT brakes and Roval Control 29 Carbon wheels. All can go on your next build. Look for deals like SLX at Bluesky.

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    Great advice above - just go ride. With experience on the bike it will become obvious which parts to upgrade or you just might love it exactly the way it is. Ride first!
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    Re: Newb needs help me with next upgrade

    Ya I agree with these guys. I was same way when I got my bike 4 months ago. I know somethings I want to upgrade or remove, like I bent my large chainring bunny hoping over a smaller tree and I barely use it so I might remove it, now I want better pedals, grips and rear derailleur and my seat as its bent in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzkill911 View Post
    Great advice above - just go ride. With experience on the bike it will become obvious which parts to upgrade or you just might love it exactly the way it is. Ride first!
    Thanks for the advice. It's just hard to know what should be upgraded or improved when I haven't ridden any other bikes for reference.

    I will definitely keep riding more especially when the weather finally cools down. Right now I'm only getting in about 1 ride a week.

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    Better wheelset with wider tires. Also convert your bike into 1x10 .

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    I hear you on the cooler weather. I haven't hit the trails in two months (aaahhh SC in the summer, LOL) but I am today. Heading out now!

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    Dropper post. Along with what you've done this is a must for me. Judging by that pic you have some interesting terrain and it would be a very useful tool.
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    Ride it till it breaks
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