Newbie at mtb
Hey all, Im just new to mountain bikes, and I just bought a Jamis Trail x3. I know that for thr price i paid maybe I could have something better, but here in Mexico other optiones were very expensive. But thats not the point.
I would like to ask what would you recommed changing to my bike for better perfomance.
btw here are the SPECIFICATIONS
6061 aluminum main tubes, over-sized seat tube, replaceable derailleur hanger
RST Blaze TNL, MCU/coil spring with Turn-n-Lock lock-out and external preload adjustor, 100mm travel
VP threadless, 1 1/8"
Alex TD25 double-wall disc-specific rims with reinforced spoke bed, powder coated, 32H, alloy 6-bolt disc hubs with QR, 14g black stainless steel spokes
Jamis TX, 26 x 1.95"
Shimano Acera M360 rear and Acera M310 34.9mm top pull front
Shimano Acera M310, 8-speed
Shimano CS-HG30, 8-speed, 11-32T
Shimano M311, alloy crank arms, 42/32/22 rings, 170mm
Sealed cartridge, 68 x 122.5mm
ATB platform, hi-impact resin cage & body
Tektro HDC-300 hydraulic disc brakes with 6" rotors
Jamis XC riser, 6° sweep x 13mm rise x 620mm
Jamis XC alloy threadless, 10° rise x 90mm (13-15"), 100mm (17"), 110mm (19") and 120mm (21")
Kraton for trigger-shift
Jamis OS alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 350mm with alloy QR clamp
Jamis ATB Sport with pressure relief channel, SL cover, protective front and rear guards
Have you ridden it yet? The obvious things are suspension, brakes, wheels/tires, cockpit. I suggest riding it the way it is and it will become obvious what needs to be changed.
^ That is good advice. Do a little bit of riding on it and make a list of things that you think should perform better. Usually the things that will be highest on the list are suspension, wheels, and shifters/derailleurs. Be aware that many of the upgrades will cost nearly as much as your complete bike though. A decent front fork can easily cost over $300 used. But don't let that discourage you. You will be able to get upgrades over time
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Ride it and see how it does first. If it isn't broke, don't fix it until it does, and then upgrade parts as you go.
'11 Specialized Enduro Expert for the trails
'13 Felt Z4 for the road
Work on your skills. If your a beginner YOU are the weak link. Educate yourself on proper form and how to actually ride the bike. It's not as cut and dry as most people think. Oh yeah, a gym membership too. Fitness+strength+skills........than upgrade the bike. My .02
just looking at specs, id change the pedals and the tires. im loving my Shimano Saint pedals and Nevegal tires
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