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    warrior pro ds upgrades worth it?

    ive got a warrior pro ds and was wanting to upgrade some parts since i dont have the money to get a whole new bike. just wondering if the rock shox pike 454 and a set of juicy 5 brakes would be worth it or should i just save my money for a whole new bike. i found the pike for $395 new and the juicy 5 set for $140 new

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    With a very-tunable rear shock, coil-spring, Shock and 6" of front travel. I had really thought to build one like the 'TYPE-R' bikes, which have the same single-pivot type design, only more travel.
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    where'd you find the pike that cheap new? thats not a bad deal!

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    it's a solid bike. no reason not to upgrade.

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    id rather not say about the fork right now because they only have 1 left. if i dont wind up getting it i will def. let you know. if i get the fork i know i will need to upgrade the front hub for the thru axel, but what is the best way about doing it? should i buy a front hub only, new front wheel, or an entire wheelset? what kind of price am i looking at to get all of this installed as well? oh, i forgot about the rear shock, what should i do about that?

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    If you have nothing to contrast choices or reasons for them, you may benefit from investing in a new complete bike. Regardless of what trim level the bike comes, it will be complemented with component selections. Whereas you may over-run your component choices a few-times over by having your ride turn into a 'parts magnet'. Not ideal... but it has happened before.

    The bike itself is very soild, only bettered then by the more tractable DW-LINK as far as Suspension compliance goes.

    Know what size rear-shock you need, and spend a week or two soaking up the info given by the manufacturer. FOX DHX- are all good, this VIVID by RS is something really amazing, and I have a soft spot for MARZOCCHI; There are many many other Shocks though, be sure to use all the features, or it will be ballast weight.

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    well, after thinking about it i would really just rather spend the cash and buy a new complete bike but now the question is which one to get. the iron horse 6 point 4 looks really good for the price but i called my lbs and they told me that they could sell me an 09 specialized pitch comp for 1650 which is the same price as a 2010. they said the 09 has much better specs. what do yall think about this?

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    http://forums.mtbr.com/specialized/

    Otherwise, I have to say the 6POINT4 is swell, Find a 2007; slightly better derailuers, big tires to get your legs pumped, slightly better looking frame.

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    Regardless of what you think about RS and with the known lack of warranty, with that extra 20% off I don't know how you can't seriously consider them if you are looking for a 6 point.

    $1200 for a 6 point 4, $1600 for a 6 point 6. Granted they are 2008 models, but how can you beat that?

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