i dont really know much about the bikes, i just ride them. i do alot of jumping and urban stuff. i know it has hayes ih2 disks and i just stuck in a new sram casette along with maxxis cross marks. it is all stock, but it still can take a beating. i dont have that much to spend but what would be a good start for upgrading?
Keep it as is... Ride it and replace bits when they break.
Ask yourself why you're thinking of upgrading? People seem to upgrade because of:
- broken parts
- want lighter (faster/less durable) / heavier (slower/stronger) parts
- fashion (a colour change can be as good as a new bike!)
- performance issues (something doesn't work well and throwing money at it can fix it)
Until you know really why you want to "upgrade", any upgrade is pointless. For example, I wanted to lose weight and lower the front end of my bike recently. The position was too upright and I wanted a more XC feel. I had some spare cash and a new set of forks dropped the ride height (@30mm) and weight (1 lb). Upgrade worthwhile!