My current bike is a 2005 Trek 7300fx and it does everything i need on the neighborhood streets and bike paths, but I really want to build myself a nice hardtail. Also, sitting in my garage and ridden less than perhaps 100 miles (total) on pavement only is a 2002 Trek 7700. I bought this for my wife from a neighbor about 8 years ago and it is like brand new. It just doesn't fit her well. What I am thinking now is that I could potentially use the higher-end parts on the 7700 for a new build. For example it has 9-speed XT combo shifters/brakes, Deore crankset, XT front and rear derailers. I would need to first figure out a good frame, shock and wheelset and fill-in the rest. My real question is if this makes sense to begin a build around 11 year old technology or should I just buy the modern equal to those parts? Also, can anyone suggest a good frame to begin with?
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