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    Rockhopper Expert 29er Upgrades

    I'm getting a 2010 Rockhopper Expert 29er. I've heard that the Dart 3 aren't very good for trails, racing, and cold weather. My lbs is offering a gently used Fox F80 RL fork for $100, unstead of $600 brand new. He was also going to upgrade shifters and deraileurs to x-7's instead of the x-5's that are stock for free. I am doing racing, but still do riding on singletrack that isn't racing. Should I pay for x-9's or jsut see how the x-7's work.
    The brakes seem pretty good too, so is there anything else that I should upgrade right away?

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    i'd def take him up on that fox fork, but make sure he backs up his used parts w/ at least 1 year warranty/service. I dont think theres much jump between 5/7. Theres more between 7/9 so maybe a $30 upgrade from the 5-9 in RD is worth it. about $60-80 for the shifters from 5-9.
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    Yeah, take him up on that fork upgrade for sure! Those bikes are great, and I am running those brakes right now on my Rockhopper SS 29er, i havent had any issues with them. It would be nice to get you shifters/RD upgraded to X9. The X7's are nice, but the x9's are great.
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    I'm going to go there tomorrow and talk about some sort of warranty on the fork and about the upgrades.

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