I've just bought myself a new (to me) Giant AC. I'd like to start getting into Downhill, and even though the AC isn't the best, it fit my skills and budget (got it very cheap). Now I'm a complete bike noob, so I'd just like a bit of advice.
Here are the specs the owner gave me, I'm not sure which parts are standard and which are aftermarket:
Giant AC frame
Stance blunt 150mm Forks
High Volume Rear Shock (not sure on brand?)
Sram x7 gears and derailleur
Single front gear
Truvativ Hussefelt Crank Arms
Upgraded Crank (???)
Hayes Rear Brakes
Avid Juicy 3 Front Brakes
Now I don't know these brands, or even what a few of the components are. If I wanted to get the bike up to decent spec so it's durable and reliable for light DH and general riding around, what should I look at first? The shocks seem to have a fair bit of travel but that just might be how it's setup.
I'm going to be taking it to get a service tonight as I want to make sure the bike is in perfect running order before ripping down a mountain on it.
Any tips and recommendations is much appreciated, the frame looks to be in good nick, and looks quite nice.
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