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    What to do, what do to

    I've been reading around here for a while, just recently registered, awesome site

    So here's my predicament. I currently own a 2002 ish Specialized Hardrock Uno that I've been riding fairly frequently over the past couple years. I really love how the bike handles and such, but I'm finding myself wanting to get more aggressive with trails and drops, so I'm wanting something a little more all mountain oriented, but still light enough to climb some hills, but cheap enough not to destroy my wallet.
    Is it worth upgrading this bike at all? I'm wanting something in the 4" to 5" travel range, and I don't think that it's possible with this frame.
    I guess my other option is to start off with a new bike completely, though the price of doing so makes me a little uneasy. I don't really have more than $600-700 to spend at the moment, perhaps a little more later. I'm 6'4" and 185, so I'll need either a L or XL frame. Any thoughts?

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    wait till you can get about $900 together and then go looking online at places like Jenson for last year's close out deals. You can find amazing deals online and save a $1000 dollars easy.
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    I wouldn't upgrade an old bike. Ride it until you are ready to sell it on craigslist.org to raise more $$. You are tall and need XL (21 -22"). (19" - 20" or L would be small). You can always compare it to your old bike.

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    Bought me a Trek Fuel Ex 6, on sale at the LBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soya
    Bought me a Trek Fuel Ex 6, on sale at the LBS
    Sweetness make sure to post some bike porn.
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    Old vs. new


    p.s. the pedals on the Trek are pretty much the worst I've ever used.
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    I believe those flats can be removed from the clipless. If you like your flats just swap them out.

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    I like the flats, I'll perhaps switch them off the specialized since I'm comfy with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soya
    I like the flats, I'll perhaps switch them off the specialized since I'm comfy with those.
    That's the ticket then, i love flat's. They dont climb as well as Clipless but hay i dont climb well either.
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