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    Jamis Cross Country 1.0

    I have a Jamis Cross Country 1.0 and am considering upgrading the bike. I was wondering what the best thing to upgrade would be and what to upgrade it with. Any help would be great, thanks a lot.

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    I'm a firm believer that the best upgrade for most bikes is the wheels. You'll notice a big improvement by decreasing rotating mass. You might be able to accomplish this by going to a lighter tire, too. Unfortunately, new wheelsets can cost over $300. You'll get a lot out of the expense, though. A new shifterset, while cost effective, really won't give you the same result.

    You could also upgrade the fork. That's a good place to upgrade. Maybe put an air-sprung fork on with rebound and compression options so you can dial in how you want the bike to handle.

    New wheels will make it feel like a whole new bike. Faster acceleration and handling. That's my vote.
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    I've been thinking about a wheelset because I would also like to go to disc brakes before long.

    thanks man

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    Hell just upgrading the tires makes a difference on low end bikes. But particular noteworthy cheap upgrades on that model include the handlebar (its steel and weighs a lot), tires, fork, crankset/bottom bracket in that order of value (in terms of dollars spent to grams saved).

    The bar is, double checking the one I pulled off a CC 2.0 a couple months ago... 460 grams so fractionally over a pound, the crankset alone is a good two pounds, the bottom bracket about 3/4 of a pound, the tires are a couple pounds each, and the fork is about 5 pounds.

    This handlebar is $20 and 240grams lighter for example.
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    Tyres, wheels then fork. But seriously just replacing those with something decent would cost more than the bike cost. I would just put some good tyres on and then ride it until it dies and buy a better complete bike, cost less in the long run.

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