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    Biggest Bang

    Which of the following upgrades would have the most noticeable performance impact?

    Bike = Jekyll XL
    Use = single track XC
    Rider Weight ~ 200 lb

    1) XT crankset change to XTR

    2) Crossmax rear, Cannondale hub with Sun DS1xc front, change to Spinergy Xyclone wheelset

    3) 2003 DLR 100 Lefty change to lighter weight Lefty. (longer suspension not needed, rarely bottom this one out).

    Can only afford one upgrade right now, any feedback appreciated. I suspect the crankset would be the least noticeable?

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    Wheels, hands down.
    just don't tell me how much you end up liking the spins, I need to stop spending on my prophet

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    I second the vote on the wheels

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    Third vote for the wheels

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    I just did wheels on my Prophet it's the first thing i would go for!

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    Wheels, but not the Xcyclones.

    Not at 200lb, anyways. 'nuff said.
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    Thanks for the feedback, I got the wheels.
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    The wheels look nice, how's the ride? Are they strong enough? I've heard that Spinergy wheels are flexy but usually from guys who never tried them, you know how it is.

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    Nice Bike! How is the feel with those grips? I have seen those at the LBS but always thought of them as a commuter type grips. I often have problem with my hands getting numb.

    If u don't mind me asking, where did u get the wheels? How much?
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    That bike looks friggin' awesome!
    Those wheels rock!
    I just love those white spokes!
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    I would also like to know about the handlebar grips. Are those supposed to be easier on your wrists? How do you like them?
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    feedback

    Gave the new wheels a thorough workout on three different XC trail systems this weekend. I made it up all the climbs including one I never made with the old ones. Logs, moguls, and fast rough downhills were no problem. I didn't feel any flex, but the bike does have good suspension front & back so maybe I just didn't notice.

    The grips were one of the best things I did to the bike. I'm 6'4" and even with the XL frame I carried a lot of weight on my wrists and did feel some numbess on certain trails. These grips spread the weight over the sides of your palms and reduce the effort on the wrists. I haven't felt any numbness since I installed them. The other big reason I like these is for added control. I have an XXL glove size and all the other grips I tried were too small in diameter for a really secure grip when going over the rough stuff.

    Planned winter upgrades: send the rear shock to PUSH, change the crank to newer style XT, and change the Lefty Ti to a carbon DLR2 if I can find a used one at a good price.

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