Sorry it's the normal upgrade v new question....
I've a 94 DiamondBack Ascent frame. It's old! Back in the day it came complete with full STX. I replaced all that with a full set of XT in 98, V brakes, got some 96 Rockshox Dukes XC, Shimano M647 pedals, decent saddle etc etc. In fact the only thing that's original is the frame.
Now the frame fits - i love it. I can throw anything at it and it takes it, but I feel the need to upgrade bits...
do I buy a new bike - still hardtail - or should i just upgrade bits that need it (We're talking wheels/drivetrain/stem etc). The new bike'll be more expensive, but it'll all be new. The DB frame seems okay - no rust, no dents etc - but you never really know on something that old.
I'm 6'1" and 178lbs if that helps. I do mostly XC - long hills about 20%, then plateaux, then long descents. I've found a bike I like - full SRAM x9 throughout, Juicy 5 Hydraulic discs and Reba race forks, but then rode the old one last night and started wondering...
Bike styles have changed over time, and frame materials have come and gone, but the DB lives on...
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