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    in what ways should i upgrade my giant rincon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoH
    in what ways should i upgrade my giant rincon?
    No offense but the Rincon is a very basic mtn bike. What it would cost you to upgrade the bike, mostly a better fork, you would be better of buying a new bike like the Iguana.

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    ILxcMTNbiker is right

    The Iguana has the XTC geometry, so it is more performance oriented and will improve your skills. Why spend $250 or more to upgrade the fork on a $300 bike? Iguana runs in the low-mid $500s. better geometry, better fork, better components. You would get a lot more for your money than by upgrading the Rincon.

    however, if set on upgrading Rincon, the fork is a good place to look, as well as the drivetrain--front and rear derailleurs, shifters, etc. And probably best just to upgrade these parts as they wear out, because to replace them all at once would likely cost quite a bit more than your bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by ILxcMTNbiker
    No offense but the Rincon is a very basic mtn bike. What it would cost you to upgrade the bike, mostly a better fork, you would be better of buying a new bike like the Iguana.

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    I think the best upgrade is the wheels :-).

    For AU$250 (second hand wheelset) I cut 2kg weight off my bike, and when I buy a better bike the wheels I bought will still be better than what the new bike comes with stock (find me a hardtail with wheels that weigh less than 3kg inc tires tube QR hub etc).

    However the Rincon is a very basic bike, I'm planning on importing a better bike from the states once I'm sure I want to seriously take up XC.

    PS: Sorry for bumping such an old thread... just thought I should mention it.

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    Best upgrades for Rincon

    Quote Originally Posted by DoH
    in what ways should i upgrade my giant rincon?
    The Rincon has a 500gm steel handlebar and a 285gm stem. Total weight in the stem and bar = 785gm or 1.7 pounds.

    The Rincon seat weighs 500 grams.

    Tires on any of these cheap bikes are usually steel bead and heavy.

    You should consider first upgrades of handle bar, stem, seat, and tires. Those are quick inexpensive hits to reduce weight and improve performance.

    Check out these links for inexpensive upgrades:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/12...-Stem-COMBO.htm

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=15738

    The seat you have to figure out for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_dude
    The Rincon has a 500gm steel handlebar and a 285gm stem. Total weight in the stem and bar = 785gm or 1.7 pounds.

    The Rincon seat weighs 500 grams.

    Tires on any of these cheap bikes are usually steel bead and heavy.

    You should consider first upgrades of handle bar, stem, seat, and tires. Those are quick inexpensive hits to reduce weight and improve performance.

    Check out these links for inexpensive upgrades:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/12...-Stem-COMBO.htm

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=15738

    The seat you have to figure out for yourself.

    old_dude
    Note: You did not say the model year of your Rincon. I see that the new Rincon for 2005 has finally done away with the boat anchor handlebar and stem, for the USA models, so if you have a 2005 USA Rincon, then you may not want to change out those parts.

    If you live in Canada, the 2005 Rincon still has the same old steel bar and boat anchor stem.

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