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    Trek 3700 upgrading fork and crank set.. IDEAs??

    So my buddy gave me his old matte black '07 or '08 trek 3700 for FREE...but with free comes with needed replacements. It needs a new fork as the stock rst did not hold up to his ridding and gave out (wanted a new bike instead of upgrading this one... my gain ). Also some how i think a rock bent the crankset (also stock) so it need to be replaced. I have been looking online and have some options so let me know what yall think and any new ideas. I am not wanting to spend more than around $250 for both.

    this is what i have found and thinking about ordering

    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...Fork-2010.htm#
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx

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    Given your budget, you are not going to find anything better than those.
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    That is what I was thinking just wanted a second opinion I know the dart 2 is not a very good fork but for my budget it will get me back ridding again

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    I have the exact same bike....

    I am also in the process of upgrading a few things. I got a new Ritchey stem and 31.8mm handle bars from JensonUSA - I think they were OEM take offs for $12 each. Plus some $5 grips and some michelin mud countrys for about $18 each. I got all this at jenson.

    I'm prolly gonna go with this crank

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Crank+Set.aspx

    The one you are looking at is obviously better WITH a bottom bracket - but if you are trying to save some cash....the Alivio is an option.

    I've also been looking at rear derailleurs....here is an Alivio - still 7 speed so our shifters will work. But a step above what we have....

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...erailleur.aspx

    I changed the cables last weekend (picked up from LBS)....can't really tell a difference, but they were 4 years old - so I figured that was a cheap DYI.

    Is the RST shot? I'm about 190lbs and hit rocks and 2ft drops and whatever with mine and haven't had a problem yet (knock on wood).

    I also found that if you search amazon - the stuff is cheaper than jenson....FYI.
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