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  1. #1
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    What Upgrades Should I Consider For My '02 Jekyll 800?

    I have a relatively stock '02 Jekyll 800, the only changes I've made over the years are:

    WTB Speed V saddle
    Ergon GC2 grips
    Odyssey downhill platforms
    Bontrager XR3 tires (2.3 in front, 2.1 in rear)

    What are some of the other areas I should focus on? I'm giving consideration to going to a 1x9 or 1x10 setup but either way, should my next focus area be the stock shifters? Complete drivetrain changeout even if I don't go 1x9/1x10?

    Any benefits in upgrading the stock handlebar and or stem?

    More comfortable saddle than the WTB? Mine is an '02 model. Is the Salsa seatpost really worth it?

    Thanks everyone

  2. #2
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    What areas need work? Is the current drivetrain worn or are you just ready for something new? If you're considering a 1X9 or 1X10 you must not do too much climbing. I'd go for a 1X10 because the new 10 speed stuff is nice. I like the close ratio gear changes and you can get a 36 tooth rear that should get you by with a single ring up front. How's the suspsension? Geting your shock 'Pushed' will really change the ride of the bike.

  3. #3
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    I actually have it at my local C-dale dealer giving it a little update. Getting the stock stem replaced with a C-dale stem that has more of a rise (tired of the aggressive hunched over feel), new bars to go with it and changing out my stock Deore shifters with Sram X9's and also adding a Sram X9 rear derail. Gonna leave the 3x9 setup alone for now.

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