Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    22

    Dilemma: Upgrade or Buy new?

    Hello All,

    I am new to both this forum and to the mountain biking scene and I am loving it so far. So earlier this year I bought my first bike: a Jamis Exile Sport. So far it has been a good bike but I have been doing 10+ mile trails 5 days a week since I bought it and I am improving every day.

    I feel I am getting to the point where a new fork and some hydrolic brakes would benefit my ride times significatly. Also wanted to get a 2x10 gear set, which I think would really help me out.

    So heres the million dollar question: Do I upgrade the Jamis or buy a new bike? The bike I have in mind is the Specailized Carve. I really just wonder if it is worth upgrading the Jamis frame when I could get the specialized with everything I want for the same price as the upgrades.

    What do you guys think??

  2. #2
    I like pie.
    Reputation: Mr5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    485
    Many factors to consider. Is the frame of good quality and does it fit well. Do you like the way the bike feels and handles?

    And cost.

    How does the Carve feel? How does it ride?

    If you like the Jamis and you find the Carve to be an unknown, I'd lean towards upgrading.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr5150 View Post
    Many factors to consider. Is the frame of good quality and does it fit well. Do you like the way the bike feels and handles?

    And cost.

    How does the Carve feel? How does it ride?

    If you like the Jamis and you find the Carve to be an unknown, I'd lean towards upgrading.

    For upgrades I was thinking a Rock shox Reba and Hope htdo brakes which alone will be a pretty penny. The Carve comes with the fork, but has Avid brakes I believe.

    The frame is what I am really unsure of. It does seem heavier then other 17" 29er bikes. I am gonna go ride a Carve and go from there most likly.

Similar Threads

  1. Dilemma - New bike or upgrade existing?
    By Eryan36 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2013, 12:07 PM
  2. Bike upgrade dilemma
    By Erik_A in forum Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-30-2012, 08:46 PM
  3. XC vs All Mtn Dilemma!
    By GnarBrahWyo in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-18-2012, 08:49 AM
  4. Dilemma! Help me out.
    By Specialed906 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-18-2011, 04:42 PM
  5. Dilemma once again
    By beetle21 in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-22-2011, 08:58 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •