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  1. #1
    SoCal Rider
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Upgrade Maverick 5.0 or sell and buy Warrior 3.0?

    I've put about $100 into my current bike (Actually an 07 Quantum II, but similar to the Mav 5) and the last thing I was planning was to upgrade to a Rock Shox Recon fork (about $150 from ebay)

    I stopped by my local Performance Bike and they were closing out an 07 Warrior 3.0 for $399 (I got my Quantum II for $299)

    The question is...
    Should I just keep what I have and upgrade the fork and be done, or try and sell it and buy the Warrior?

    decisions...decisions....Pls help

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Well, they use the same frame design but the Warrior uses double butted tubes so it's going to be a little lighter. You didn't really say what areas you spent the $100 in upgrades on but the Warrior 3.0 is a full drivetrain upgrade over the Quantum 2, and the wheels use a nicer rim (WTB SX24 vs OEM Alloy).
    Ex-employee of

    Iron Horse
    K2 Bikes

  3. #3
    SoCal Rider
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Thanks for the info on the frame Carl,

    $100 spent on the following upgrades:
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 tires
    Race Face Ride Riserbars
    Easton EA50 Stem
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals

    I still have all stock parts in my garage

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