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    Use/upgrade old Tockhopper or buy something else?

    I am a active hiker/backpacker. I recently went to a park that had a really cool MTB trail also.

    It got me thinking about trying trail riding. Iíve never done more than groomed recreational trails.

    Anyhow MTB tech seems very crazy and very expensive now.

    Question is, should I use and upgrade my old 2000s Rockhopper or look into getting something new?

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    What kind of shape is your old bike in? Does it need some TLC? If it just needs a tune up and you want to experiment with the mountain biking scene, I'd say ride that bike and see if mountain biking clicks with you. If so, then definitely shop around for a bike based on your budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    What kind of shape is your old bike in? Does it need some TLC? If it just needs a tune up and you want to experiment with the mountain biking scene, I'd say ride that bike and see if mountain biking clicks with you. If so, then definitely shop around for a bike based on your budget.
    That was my first thought but also caught the bug and started googling. Some of the new bike geometry looks killer!

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    Go to a shop ,ask questions , test ride , ask about demo days ,rent ,borrow. The first on every bike is fit, parts wear/break ,fit is until the next bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.parker View Post
    That was my first thought but also caught the bug and started googling. Some of the new bike geometry looks killer!
    Yep it is but it depends on what type of trails you ride. I used to pilot a Transition Sentinel with a 64 degree head tube angle and 29er wheels through some regular trails. It's super overkill but worth it lol
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    I might get my nuts nailed to the floor with this one. But ignore the "geometry sickness" that has infected every damn person in the world.
    Yes, yes. It makes a difference in your enjoyment while riding. But if you enjoy riding, it really won't make a difference.
    But if you do want to buy something new. Then have at it also.
    I personally wouldn't invest more than upkeep in your old bike.
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