I bought my Marlin new and have loved it so far. Over the years I have gone pretty easy on it, but in the last 6 - 8 months I have found the nearby trails and have been beating on it pretty hard.
Well, this past weekend I finally wadded it up pretty good on an out of town trip at Reveille Peak Ranch's flow track. Luckily I didn't do tooo much damage, but my bars are off center (easy to fix) but I'm pretty sure my RD is tweaked because I cannot get it shifting correctly anymore.
Is there a good way to tell if the RD is bent? I'm itching to go 3x10 (-3rd with bash) Shimano XT anyway.
Is there any reason why I can't go full XT on this bike and is there any unique things I should know about before I spend the money?
I would also like to add XT hydraulic brakes as mine is still running rim brakes. Should I just go ahead and ditch my wheels or run them until I bend them? Are there any issues mounting the calipers to the bike that I should know about?
Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups
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