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    Noobie with upgrade questions

    Hey guys,
    So Ive been riding bikes all my life, but about 4 years ago I completely fell off the horse and stopped riding. So I'm trying to get back into it and just bought a bike from Craigslist. It is a Specialized Hardrock Comp. from 03, I think. It has a Shimano Alivio drivetrain with a 3x8 gear set and a Rockshox Judy TT fork. Ive been riding this bike almost every day for the past 3 weeks now and Im starting to notice things I want to change. As of right now I want new pedals because the stock ones keep slipping on me when I ride over rough terrain and I want new tires, just to go bigger for a softer ride and more cushion on drops. I am getting into single track riding now and would like to to know any opinions about good budget upgrades i could do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and heres a pic. Noobie with upgrade questions-specialized-hr.jpg

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    Performance Bikes Forte pedals or ebay pedals with stubby pins will work with runners. Longer sharp thin pins will tear up runners and need harder rubber 5.10 freerides. This video shows the low heels technique for riding platform pedals. There is a small learning curve.
    Straight Lines with Fabien Barel - YouTube
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance folding 26x2.25 although something bigger may fit.

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