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    7point3???

    Hi there guys... i juz got myself a stock 2007 7point3. I would like to know wat upgrades should i look for on my stock 07 7point3? Where should i start? What should i look for? And also, wat are the common problem facing our 7point3 '07? Hope to hear from u guys soon...!!!!

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    Depends on what type of riding you'll be doing with it: DH, FR, AM...

    For FR/DH first thing I'd do is slap on a Roco WC, then swap the brakes to codes, then switch the fork to a 66 or a totem.

    I haven't really heard of any problems from the 07 7points, I'm not sure if they fixed the rear suspension play or not...

    Now go ride your bike.

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    Brakes are fine where they're at if you're okay with them... but I've felt the Juicy 3's, and they're garbage. I love me SRAM stuff, particularly the Avid brakes, but those are stock garbage.

    The rear shock will not need to be replaced right away unless you want to replace it. Vanilla R coils are still top notch suspension. They're just very simple.

    I'd say brakes, then fork. Then other things you can replace as you break them.
    Meh.

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    Ya, the Van R feels alot like my Roco

    Upgrade in order of
    Brakes
    Fork
    maybe then shox
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    Thanks for the info guys.... btw i feel like changing my fork first. Cant decide btw fox40 and Marz 888. Im a dual crown freak!!heheheh, So any feedback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eizrah
    Thanks for the info guys.... btw i feel like changing my fork first. Cant decide btw fox40 and Marz 888. Im a dual crown freak!!heheheh, So any feedback?
    I would change the brakes 1st... but if you must...
    a 888 will stand up to alot more abuse with less maintance than the 40. I've seen personally three fox 40's die while riding. Two blown rebound cartrigaes and one with the lowers that mroe or less failed after a modest crash.
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    Trust me, man. Brakes first. Those Juicy 3's are underpowered for a 27lb. hardtail. For a 43lb. freeride bike, you're liable to hurt yourself in my opinion.

    Brakes, then fork. Personally, I'd just send the Vanilla R out to PUSH and have them overhaul it when it needs a rebuild. It'll only cost you $100 and it'll feel a million times better than almost any other shock out there.
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    thanks for the tip guys... so i guess my fork choice should be 888. But which model would u recommend? I prefer the black 888 one but not sure wat model or year izzit? For the brakes, wat brand would u guy recommend? Thanks again guys!!!

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    Either a 888RC or a 888RC2X. If you get the RC try to get one with flat crowns. Theres a few out there for sale.

    All the RC2X's that I've ever demo'ed felt stiff and unresponsive. The RC on the other hand is BUTTER. After alittle work I can say that my fork feels as good or better than any fork I have ever felt before.

    Brakes; Either Shimano Saints or XT's or Avid Juicy 7's or Codes.
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    You're crazy, dude.

    My friend Drew's RC2X on his ASX is smoother than silk...

    ...panties that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    You're crazy, dude.

    My friend Drew's RC2X on his ASX is smoother than silk...

    ...panties that is.
    Feel my fork, I'll make you a believer.
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    hold on guys.... im going to LA for a vacation in late june... So u guys got any shop that i could go to get those things? I problaly be doing a shopping spree on apparel, accessories and component. That's why i need u guys opinion on my '07 7point3. So far the shop that i woud be going is Pricepoint, JensonUSA, Wheelworld and also Blueskycycling.

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    Sounds like good places to start.

    As far as small mom-and-pop shops down there, I really don't know of any.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    You're crazy, dude.

    My friend Drew's RC2X on his ASX is smoother than silk...
    X2

    I frigging love my RC2X's.

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    Check out Universalcycles.com
    I order all my parts off there, good prices, great price matching, good shipping prices, and no tax!

    I just love how their site is organized. Super Easy.
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    I check the universalcycles web and it is located in Portland? How far is LA to Portland The problem is that im going to Los Angeles... So any mega bike shops in LA? Btw is there any Freeride/Downhill bike park near LA?

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    Btw guys wats the price difference buying bike jerseys or shorts from the Bike shop then getting them at those factory outlet or WalMart type of stores??? Which is worth visiting and buying? I know LA is a big city.. so i need to plan my day for my shopping spree...

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    Anyone could answer my question pls???

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